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Jan-4-2005 18:37

See if there is interest for this.

1. Each day I will post 10 questions, at random times of the day.
2. Each Quiz runs exactly 24 hours.
3. The first person that has all 10 questions right, wins. Or if no one has all questions right, the best one wins.
4. You can only post answers ONCE for the same quiz.
5. No cash involved. Just glory. :)


Logan Creed
Logan Creed

Nov-29-2006 03:03

12. jiaqi

Lucky Stiff

Nov-29-2006 07:27

JR I think you're cranking the Christmas music already :)

Pinball Amateur

Nov-29-2006 22:03

Hi all!! Here are the answers I was able to come up with.

Happy Holidays

See if you can give a translation for the word 'holiday' in the given languages. (All accents and special characters have been ommitted because of computer issues. Sorry.)

1. Spanish - dia festivo, fiesta
2. French - fete
3. Italian - festa
4. Portuguese - festa, festividade
5. Albanian - feste, dite pushimi, dite feste, dite e kremte, verim
6. German - Feiertag, Festtag, Urlaub
7. Dutch - feetdag
8. Swedish - fridag, lovdag, helg, ledighet, ferie, lov
9. Czech - svatek, volno, dovolena
10. Slovak - dovolenka, sviatok
11. Greek - argia
12. Chinese - jie ri kuai le
13. Tagalog - pista, araw na pangilin
14. Malay - hari kelepasan, hari kelahiran; hari besar; pesta
15. Indonesian - tidak ditemukandi kamus

16. Hawaiian - lanui
17. Urdu - chhutti
18. Hungarian - munkaszuneti nap, szabadsag, szunido, szunnap, unnep
19. Hebrew - ramanavami
20. Maori - harare

Pinball Amateur

Nov-29-2006 22:04

It's interesting how different languages can be so similar, and yet different at the same time. I ran into two problems when coming up with this quiz. First, many langauges have different alphabets and writing systems than the Roman system that English is based on. This meant that many Middle Eastern, African, Slavic, and Asian languages simply couldn't be used for the quiz because I couldn't understand them, or get a decent translation for them. Secondly, many languages have more than one word for a comparable term in English, which makes picking the correct term tricky if one isn't fluent in a particular language.

Having said the above, I'm posting the answers that I've found. Since I'm not fluent in 18 of the 20 listed languages, I have no real way of knowing how correct my answers are. I'm posting this, with the assumption that those who are fluent in the various languages mentioned know more about the subject than I do. ;-)

The whole point behind this quiz was not to pick a winner, or to find some rather obscure trivia. Rather, I thought it might be interesting to take one word, and see how many different ways people have of communicating it. It's meant to be a reflection of the diversity of this community, rather than a pure test of knowledge.

Having said all that, CONGRATULATIONS to all of you!! You've taught all of us some things that we may not have known before, and shown us just how diverse and unique the world of Sleuth is. I thank you for that!! ;-)

Pinball Amateur

Nov-29-2006 22:05

(By the way, Rosamund, Greyling, and Reda can figure out who wants to post the next quiz. Good work to all who posted!!)

Pinball Amateur

Nov-29-2006 22:08

(And oops, #7, Dutch, is supposed to be feestdag. Sorry Nikkie!!)

Story Teller

Dec-2-2006 06:22

Feel free to do some research on these :D


Cryptic Sloof
(Same as before... eg HE's a robot who thinks they're all out to get him = Paranoid Android)

1. Maybe SHE's someone's lover who just had a sudden moment of clarity.
2. SHE always seems to forget who you are.
3. HE's the reincarnation of a gun toting Mexican musician.
4. Look out Mario HE's out to get you!

Know your Sloofs

5. Who are the two new Moderators?
6. What Agencies do they belong to?
7. Which agent was Lady Ruby Caplan formerly better known as?
8. AndreaX's double (second main agent) is...?
9. Name one Agent that caught a Villain on December 1 or December 2.

Know Sloof

10. What are the Tough/Smarts/Charm stats for a Marwadi Pagdi (headwear)
11. Which of these townsfolk is NOT found in Cairo: Baker, Imam, Rug Merchant, Belly Dancer.
12. What are the official odds for Naked Joe to win in the Horse Races in Shanghai?
13. Who has more XP: Sleuth Admin/Ben or Sunny?
14. Which of these animals is NOT represented on the doors to the Prince's Palace in Shangri La: Hippo, Sloth, Crocodile, Elephant?

Bonus: How many registered players are there in the Arch Villain League?

*shameless plug*

Rosamund Clifford
Rosamund Clifford
Tale Spinner

Dec-2-2006 10:21

1. Mistress Epiphany
2. what'syourname
3. ?
4. ?
5. Shell Marple and Logan Creed
6. The hitchhikers: London and Shaded Legends
7. Lady Emerald Devon
8. Trey Lin
9. El Mariachi
10. smarts 5
11. Belly dancer
12. 15:1
13. Sunny
14. sloth

Bonus: 92


Dec-2-2006 10:33

3. El Mariachi?
4. Wario

Con Artist

Dec-3-2006 02:35

1. Mistress Epiphany
2. whatsyourname
3. ?
4. ?
5. Logan Creed and Shell Marple
6. Hitchikers London and ???
7. Lady Emerald Devine
8. ?
9. ?
10. 5 smarts
11. Dang Monks still haven't let me into Cairo. :-(
12. 15 : 1
13. Sunny
14. Sloth

Bonus: 60

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