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Here are some very simple questions for you to ponder over. There are only ten of them, and we have helpfully even provided the answers. Each question is a description given in dictionary form about one of the three possible answers, all you have to do is sort out which of the three possible answers is the correct one.

If you would like to send your answers to us here at smiley - thepost we will give you a mention in next week's edition. An email address has been handily provided for you below the

Deftly Devious 'D' Words

  1. Document conferring honour or privilege. Is it?
    A. Divagate
    B. Diploma
    C. Demotic

  2. Dead skin in small scales amongst the hair. Is it?
    A. Dimple
    B. Dandruff
    C. Drupe

  3. Word-blindness. Is it?
    A. Dyspesia
    B. Dyslexia
    C. Dysentery

  4. Cheat by fraud. Is it?
    A. Defraud
    B. Defray
    C. Degrade

  5. 'Two' in dice or cards. Is it?
    A. Dunce
    B. Deuce
    C. Deus

  6. Ditch; embankment, long ridge of earth etc.. Is it?
    A. Dick
    B. Dike
    C. Dyke

  7. Sweet or soothing sounds. Is it?
    A. Duet
    B. Dulcet
    C. Dirge

  8. (His) Spanish gold coin. Is it?
    A. Doublet
    B. Dottle
    C. Doubloon

  9. Legal dissolution of marriage. Is it?
    A. Dividend
    B. Divorce
    C. Division

  10. Vacillate; dawdle. Is it?
    A. Ding-dong
    B. Dipsy
    C. Dilly-dally

Send your answers to [email protected]
, please include your h2g2 researcher name and 'U' number, so credit can be given where it is due. Correspondence should be with me no later than Tuesday 18th May 2004


Those that Deserve a Pat on the Back

Gold medal

The Gold Medal Winner is -
Toy Box - Seven Questions Correct.

The Runner Up is -
A Dr. Justin - Six Questions Correct.


True or False Answers

  1. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
    A. True
  2. The first of the five senses to go as you get older is taste
    B. False - It's smell
  3. China has more English speakers than the United States
    A. True
  4. There isn't a single reference to a cat in the Bible
    A. True
  5. No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 5 times
    B. False - it's 7
  6. Pollen lasts forever
    A. True
  7. An ant can survive for four weeks underwater
    B. False - It's 2 weeks
  8. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit
    A. True
  9. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds
    A. True
  10. The Dead Sea is really a river
    B. False - It's a lake

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