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Set by Phil  |  22 pts     (2018-11-13)

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1) The 55Khz pipistrelle is a type of bat only separated from the common pipistrelle in 1999. Due to the frequency of its echolocation, it is more commonly known as what? (1 pt)  Phil:  2018-11-13

2) The suffix -monger comes into English from Old English mangian (to trade). It can be used in the names of establishments selling specific items, or for a person promoting something undesirable. Name the 4 most-common vendors and 3 most-common undesirable persons using this suffix in English. (7 pts)  Phil:  2018-11-13

3) COCKED PISTOL, FAST PACE, ROUND HOUSE, DOUBLE TAKE and FADE OUT are the 5 terms used in place of which military Alert State system? Its name sounds really cool in movie dialogue... (1 pt)  Phil:  2018-11-13

4) If Sweden play Denmark in football, the score is represented by the first 3 letters of each country's name: SWE v DEN, spelling SWEDEN. The remaining letters spelled DENMARK. Name 3 other examples of this situation (i.e. country pairs) across UN countries. (3 pts)  Phil:  2018-11-13

5) a) Velcro is a portmanteau of two french words (for fabric and hook, respectively). Both have also entered the English language with more specific definitions - what are these words? b) In the film Wall-E, the eponymous robot struggles when trying to sort which portmanteau object into the correct drawer? c) A similar phenomenon, 'name-meshing' involves merging two people's names, particularly political unions or 'supercouples'. An early example of this was 'Bennifer', joining together which two celebrities? (5 pts)  Phil:  2018-11-13

6) A gnaborretni is a typographic mark used in Spanish languages for what purpose? (1 pt)  Phil:  2018-11-13

7) The Bedouin shepherd Muhammed edh-Dhib, his cousin Jum'a Muhammed, and Khalil Musa discovered what in 1946-47 in Qumran? They contained words in three different foreign languages to them. (1 pt)  Phil:  2018-11-13

8) Which two word avant-garde music genre reacts against the use of rock n roll cliches by avoiding melody - its name is pun on a popular genre of the time and would be disappointing to a surfer. (1 pt)  Phil:  2018-11-13

9) Which Dominican dance differs by only one letter from a popular dessert? (1 pt)  Phil:  2018-11-13

10) The name of which sea creature gets its name from the latin for hedgehog? This word is still used in parts of Cumbria, Yorkshire & Shropshire as a synonym for hedgehog. (1 pt)  Phil:  2018-11-13

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