A Conversation for The H2IQ Quiz - Be The First Among Equals

A Quickie (I hope)

Post 6681

O.L.S Whale [1-8+7+(3x7x2)=42] Quite disturbing in appearance, but harmless enough, I assure you!

"current" eh?

does one of them not really exist anymore?


A Quickie (I hope)

Post 6682

Trin Tragula

smiley - laugh Not as far as I'm aware...

Is it clue time?

Current does mean current. It means this year and not last year.


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Post 6683

MMF - Keeper of Mustelids, with added P.M.A., is now in a relationship.

Belgium is a kingdom, the others are republics?

smiley - musicalnote


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Post 6684

scorp

Indonesia is made up of islands; whereas the others are each only one area of land?


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Post 6685

Pinniped


For reference ;

>>
Indonesia
Belgium
Panama
South Africa
Italy

Which is the odd one out and why?<<

(Verminette says the odd one out is Venezuela, because it's not in the list. She also says that isn't how you spell Venezuela, so that makes her wrong twice).


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Post 6686

Trin Tragula

Venezuela not being on the list is very significant.

Same goes for Guatemala.


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Post 6687

Pinniped


Dammit. You do realise that the brat now thinks she's important?smiley - steam


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Post 6688

Trin Tragula

Quite right too smiley - biggrin If that was a swing in the dark, it was inspired.


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Post 6689

Pinniped


OK. It appears that Verminette knew the answer all along.

These 5 countries are the ones elected to the UN Secutity Council last year.

Panama is the odd one out, because it wasn't originally nominated. They stuffed it in as a late compromise because Bush would have taken his ball home if Chavez got in.

I must confess i didn't realise that my daughter was that well-versed in world politics, although I diid realise of course that she was that opinionated.


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Post 6690

scorp

It's what Daughters do best - be opinionated that issmiley - biggrin


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Post 6691

Trin Tragula

Bullseye! smiley - ok

(It wasn't the odd one out I had in mind when I set it - I was thinking of South Africa because it's the only one of the five never to have held a seat on the Security Council before - but your odd one out's much more interesting smiley - biggrin)

Well-versed? I'll say smiley - bigeyes This wasn't exactly top-of-the-head knowledge on my part.

Over to you Pin...


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Post 6692

Pinniped


There will be a short delay while Verm thinks up the next quiz.
(I'm never going to live this down. I thought she was mucking about. It never remotely occurred to me that she knew the answer. And now she won't shut up)

Why Guatemala, incidentally?


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Post 6693

Trin Tragula

The Latin American block had a week of tied voting, between Venezuela and Guatemala - Panama was then put forward as a compromise candidate to break the deadlock.


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Post 6694

Pinniped


Ah.
That sounds a lot more diplomatic than the version that's ringing in my ears.


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Post 6695

Trin Tragula

Oh well - I suspect the president of Guatemala's played golf/gone shooting/had tea with Dubya a few more times than Chavez has.


Don't Blame Me

Post 6696

Pinniped


Verminette asks :

What precedes the following list of words?

Angevin, covey, enweave, glycerine, lustral, priest, slouch


Don't Blame Me

Post 6697

O.L.S Whale [1-8+7+(3x7x2)=42] Quite disturbing in appearance, but harmless enough, I assure you!

By that do you mean to say that there is one word that could happily sit before each and every one of these words, or are you searching for a word to take the place in the list before Angevin?

I'm still not sure it helps me figure it out though!


Don't Blame Me

Post 6698

Pinniped


Sorry. No more explanation just yet!


Don't Blame Me

Post 6699

Icy North

I think the seven deadly sins precede them in the dictionary.


Don't Blame Me

Post 6700

O.L.S Whale [1-8+7+(3x7x2)=42] Quite disturbing in appearance, but harmless enough, I assure you!

I'm inclined to agree with Icy:

Anger - Angevin
Covetousness - Covey
Envy - Enweave
Gluttony - Glycerine
Lust - Lustral
Pride - Priest
Sloth - Slouch


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