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Subject: BS: Car Quiz
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 12:17 PM

All answers are models of cars (with my usual warning about spelling variations). You are not required to give the maker's names, although "I've got a little list" in case they're wanted.

Please don't post answers, give others thinking time. You can PM me if you're stuck and want a quick(er) answer, or post to the list to claim 50% or 75% success (or100%). or to say which questions are really bugging you. But Please don't give it all away too soon.

CHEERS
Nigel (Time Waster General!)

1        What name is given to a male deer, or an all male gathering?
2        Which everyday item of confectionary has the least fattening centre? (known by a different name in the states!)
3        Which island is in the bay of Naples?
4        What name for an unknown god, or for Brahma, is also used to describe one's soul or spirit, particularly in the title of a Dennis Wheatley book?
5        Which is the eighth sign of the zodiac, covering parts of October & November?
6        What measures 105mm * 148mm ?
7        What fruit is used to flavour Kirsch?
8        What is the favoured weapon of Whitbread & Sanderson?
9        What musical term means 'at a quick, lively tempo' (slower than Presto)?
10        What word describes the winner of a physical competition (usually male)?
11        Name the family, a Dr Who, The Monocled Mutineer, & Charlie Burrows (in The Upper Hand)?
12        What is the name of the hot humid wind originating in the Sahara which blows into the Med, and onto the Canaries?
13        What, according to Baden-Powell's original ideas, was the basic unit of the Scout Association?
14        What translation of 'Master' is often used to refer to a conductor?
15        Who painted the destruction of 'Guernica', the first victim of saturation bombing?
16        What word describes a skirt with the hemline above the knee?
17        Which Spanish island of the Balearic Islands lies southwest of Majorca. The island attracts tourists and artists and has Roman, Phoenician, and Carthaginian ruins?
18        What is the last word of the motto of the RAF ?
19        What word describes the outermost part of the rind of an orange, lemon, or other citrus fruit, used as flavouring?
20        From what is cochineal prepared?


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: Jeri
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 12:59 PM

Too British for me! I can get some of the correct words, but they aren't cars in the U.S.


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: kendall
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 01:01 PM

We who speak English are at a disadvantage.


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 01:19 PM

Ona fast run , 17 out of twenty - And I can understand the Transponders having difficulty ! Why not do one for American cars to confuse us Yookers ??


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 01:54 PM

Ditto, Jeri.


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: catspaw49
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 02:05 PM

Part of the problem for us in the States is that a number of those aren't imported here and some others are known by different names although it's the same model.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: greg stephens
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 02:23 PM

WEll I think you Americans should just make a little more effort. Us in Britain are expeected to work out what "drove my Chevvy to the levee" means and all that kind of stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: Bassic
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 02:58 PM

Full set I think......20 out of 20. PM on its way Nigel.


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 05:16 PM

Ok, admittedly somewhat Euro-centric, First results are Bassic with 20/20, The Walrus with 19/20, & John on the Sunset Coast with 11/20.
I have been given an answer to ~10 which I hadn't spotted, which I've accepted, although I was looking for a more Classical word.

CHEERS
Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 05:20 PM

Additional clue for number two for the transpondians, I think you call the item of confectionary a 'lifesaver', or 'navy mint'

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: catspaw49
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 05:26 PM

Lowcal center? You have a car called a doughnut? I dunno' Nigel,,,,We generally call Lifesavers Lifesavers........

So is #1 POC Trumpet Stag?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: vectis
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 07:13 PM

PM sent with 20 answers Nigel. Pick out the ones you like and send the rest back :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: frogprince
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 09:33 PM

As an American car buff, I think I got 7 of these, but # 19 sounds a little far out, and I can hardly believe the obvious answer for # 15.


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: catspaw49
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 10:30 PM

Well since Froggy tried it, I'll give it a lash.

I missed several entirely as I haven't got a clue and a few others I am unsure of, but I'm out for the "Best Yank Score" Award!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: John O'L
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 11:00 PM

I can get several answers but I can only make cars out of a few. My knowledge of cars is not extensive. My knowledge is not extensive.


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 17 Sep 06 - 04:16 AM

OI...!! Number 11...



You should be ashamed!!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: Mr Happy
Date: 17 Sep 06 - 04:34 AM

Malteser?


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 17 Sep 06 - 06:21 AM

Spaw makes good on his threat with the best score West of 'the pond' (so far) 14/20.

Vectis 20/20

Squeaky Liz: I mentioned the liberties I take with spellings at the start.

19, is causing problems connecting to a car, this is a Peugeot model.

I've been told that #8 is Jowett (UK) & AMC (US) but I already had that match.

CHEERS
Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: Firecat
Date: 17 Sep 06 - 12:04 PM

PM sent, and I'm with Liz on you should be ashamed of No 11! I'm a Whovian and I had trouble!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 08:41 AM

Here's a guitar quiz instead:

1. Half of an opinionated Mudcatter's name.
2. Other half of an opinionated Mudcatter's name.

I'll get my coat......


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 10:13 AM

Firecat, is that the Doctor you would most like to forget?
Or is it Richard Hurndall?


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: JennyO
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 12:03 PM

I've been away, but I don't think I'll try this one - too many cars I've never heard of, I fear. We have Holdens and things here in Oz.


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: catspaw49
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 12:30 PM

And some fine cars you build there Jenny!!! General Motors owns Holden and brought one of them here as the new Pontiac GTO and it just smoked everything right out of the box, virtually bulletproof.

We ourselves have an Aussie car that Karen drives to work. The parent company is Mitsubishi but our Diamante (called a Vicara in Oz) never saw Japan. A great car......and I have worked around cars all of my professional life. It was built to compete with Lexus and Infiniti but never caught on and I have no idea why not! Luxurious, powerful, good handling, and pretty economical....hard to beat!

Karen likes the Diamante better than her previous BMW. There is even a "Product of Australia" sticker in the window. Karen calls her Sheila(:<))

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: Firecat
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 01:15 PM

No, he's the Doctor where I thought "This is not Doctor Who!" while watching!


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: frogprince
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 01:26 PM

There once was a car called the Baker Electric; does that have something to do with Firecat's post? : )}


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 01:37 PM

Transponders! LOL!


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 08:52 AM

Full set of answers now available at SQ2

CHEERS
Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: Scoville
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 05:29 PM

Whoa--I actually got most of the model names, if not all the maker names (sorry, but Vauxhall just didn't come to mind), in spite of the fact that it was so utterly non-American. Amazing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: Donuel
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 07:57 PM

If there is a car called Zest its a cracking good name.


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 09:04 PM

Actually there are two. Honda has a model named Zest but not imported here as of yet. Nigel attributes the name to Peugeot although I can recall very few names from PukeyGoes as most models are numbers ala Bimmer.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: Old Guy
Date: 21 Sep 06 - 09:04 PM

What is a Rolls Canardly?


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Sep 06 - 10:06 PM

A POS car.....One that rolls down one hill but can hardly getup the next hill. Often found rolling on a set of whitewall Maypops.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 21 Sep 06 - 10:18 PM

Can't say I'd heard of Vauxhall as the maker for 12. VW did make one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Sep 06 - 10:28 PM

YEah Jon......I wonder if I got credit for that as I answered VW too. I wasn't familiar with the Vauxhall.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 21 Sep 06 - 10:48 PM

I'd hope so. I suspect the answer given was a mistake anyway. I've just tried a google search for "vauxhall Scirocco" (quotes included) and it's only yeilded 2 results, neither of which are convincing. Plus, thinking about it, there would probably be arguements over 2 makers using the same model name.


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Sep 06 - 10:57 PM

That made me wonder about the Peugeot Zest versus Honda Zest minicar. "Honda Zest" gets 13,600 and "Peugeot Zest" only gets 748.

Okay Nige....What about it? Do I get credit for Honda Zest and VW Scirocco?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: Old Guy
Date: 21 Sep 06 - 11:10 PM

What brand of car is known as a fu**ing over rated disaster?


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 21 Sep 06 - 11:13 PM

I can't say I've heard of either of those but if they are more recent, I wouldn't expect to have. I went for "knowing every car" as it were as a kid to not having a clue what's on the road now.

Had a little bit of a shock when Pip had her Citroen ZX written of and the insurance co let her use a Vauxhall Zafira while she was off the road. I just took it for granted it would be a similar sized hatch - turned out it was a 7 seater "people carrier". Nice car though...


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: Bassic
Date: 22 Sep 06 - 06:53 AM

As NP seems not to be around at the moment maybe I can clear up spaws question.
Strictly speaking, Peugeot used the "Zest" name, not for a specific car, but as a "trim and equipement pack" description for "budget" versions of several cars in the range. It was used a bit like "GTI" is used for "sports" versions of different models in a manufacturers range. The Honda Zest is a model in its own right however. And yes, to the best of my knowlege there was no Vauxhall only a VW version of no.12 so I suspect a typo ;-).

I gave the same answers as you did spaw, to those two questions and got credit for the full 20, so I think you can safely say you have got them right too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Sep 06 - 10:44 AM

Thanks Bassic! On a few I just didn't know the clue so I was out to lunch on those. Here's what I answered on the others:

1....Triumph Stag
2....VW Polo
3....Mercury Capri (English Ford?) Here the name was on a Mercury
4....This one beats me!!!
5....Lancia Scorpio
6....My left nut?
7....I thought it was Cherry but what car is that?
8....AMC Javelin (at least here it was AMC
9....Austin Allegro?
10...Vauxhall Victor
11...Say what?
12...I think you're after VW Sirocco but Maserati,Lamborghini, and others have used wind names like Bora,Diablo,Typhoon,Zephyr,etc.
13...Uh...Maybe Trooper, like in Isuzu?
14...Austin Maestro
15...Citroen Picasso
16...The GREAT Mini Cooper...now brought to us by BMW with just about as much fun as the original (even with all the Paddy Hopkirk goodies!)
17...SEAT Ibiza
18...Vauxhall Astra
19...I think this is a Honda model but not here...
20...Neal's Cock?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Sep 06 - 10:48 AM

BTW----OLD GUY:

This isn't some kind of ask a few here and there quiz but in answer to your last question I'd figure it was whatever you felt you got fucked over by buying......Either that or any number of American Fuckyoumobile manufacturers.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: Old Guy
Date: 23 Sep 06 - 08:23 PM

It means a FORD

Also Found On Road Dead.


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Sep 06 - 09:07 PM

Yeah Old Guy....or Fix or repair daily.

I posted these here awhile back:

ACURA - Always Catching Up, Rarely Ahead...Always Causes Unexpected Rectal Analysis
AUDI - Accelerates Under Demonic Influences
BMW - Brutal Money Waster, Bought My Wife
BUICK - Big Ugly Indestructible Car Killer
CADILLAC - Crazy Aunt Drives It Like A Lunatic Across the Country
CAMARO - Can't America Make A Real One?
CHEVROLET - Constantly Having Every Vehicle Recalled Over Lousy Engineering Techniques
CHRYSLER - Company Has Recommended You Start Learning Engine Repair
CITROEN - Crap Interior Terrible Road-holding Owned Entirely by Nutters
CORVETTE - Cracks Often, Rattles Violently, Eventually Turns To Excrement
DODGE - Dear Old Dad's Garage Experiment, Drips Oil Drops Grease Everywhere
EDSEL - Every Day Something Else Leaks
FERRARI - Ferrari Engines Routinely Require Another Rebuild Immediately
FIAT - Fix It Again Tony!
FORD - Fumes and Odors Readily Detectable, Found On Road Dead, Fix Or Repair Daily
GEO - Grotesque Engineering Outdated
GM - Generally Mediocre
GMC - Gotta' Mechanic Coming
GTO - Get Tickets Often!
HONDA - Had One Never Did Again
HYUNDAI - Hope You Understand Nothing's Driveable And Inexpensive
IROC - It's Really Only a Camaro
JAGUAR - Jags Always Guarantee Unlimited Astronomical Repairs
JEEP - Just Eats Every Part, Jumble of Everyone's Extra Parts
KIA - Korean Idiot Attractor
LTD - Long Term Debt
MAZDA - Most Always Zipping Dangerously Along
MG - Money Grabber, Might Go
MOPAR - My Only Problems Are Repairs
MUSTANG - Motor Under Strain, Transmission Almost No Good
OLDSMOBILE - Overpriced Leisurely Driven Sedan Made Of Buick's Leftover Equipment
PINTO - Pyrotechnics Is Naturally The Object
PONTIAC - Poor Old Nitwit Thinks It's A Cadillac
PORSCHE - Proof Of Rich Spoiled Children Having Everything
SAAB - Sad Attempt At Beauty, Swedish Automobiles Always Breakdown
SATURN - Sorry About That Unexpected Recall Notice
TOYOTA - The One You Ought To Avoid
TRIUMPH - This Really Is Unreliable Man, Please Help!
VOLVO - Very Odd Looking Vehicular Object
VW - Virtually Worthless
YUGO - You're Usually Getting Overtaken



Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: jonm
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 04:22 AM

I know the Zest is only a model designation (like GLS) for Peugeot. There was a British attempt at a microcar in the 50s/60s called the Peel, though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 05:09 PM

Ah, Spaw, a font as always!

I got four right! Is that the worst Yank rating or what?:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Car Quiz
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 02:34 PM

Ok. I was wrong on the makers for No12, but it was only the models I wanted
CHEERS
Nigel


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