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17 hours ago, grimpil said:

Thank you!

 

Staying on the literature theme here is a quote from a favourite book.  I often used to keep these words on my desk or as a screen saver, but where does it come from?

 

"I like work: it fascinates me.  I can sit and look at it for hours"

Jerome K. Jerome.

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Cheers!

The fictional Ankh Morpork takes part of its name from the River Ankh which runs through the city... so

What was the historical name of the real-life area of land, situated between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers; a translation for which can mean literally "between two rivers".

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1 hour ago, mellers said:

Cheers!

The fictional Ankh Morpork takes part of its name from the River Ankh which runs through the city... so

What was the historical name of the real-life area of land, situated between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers; a translation for which can mean literally "between two rivers".

I remember this from my long gone uni days....the same name is used for an area of Oxford  - Mesopatomia

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Thinking about Oxford... The word "Oxbridge" is a combination of the words, "Oxford" and "Cambridge" and refers to anyone who attended either university of the sort of culture which surrounds such institutions. What is the name for this type of word, which is a combination of two other words.

 

Other examples include "Chillax" (chill and relax) or "Brexit" (Britain and exit).

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Thanks Marty.
Topical, now. What is the two word name of the groundhog used in America (specifically today), to predict the weather for the rest of the winter. Extra geocaching kudos to anyone who can spell the first part of his name correctly, although I'm not going to go all strict on you to insist on correct spelling for a ding!

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6 hours ago, mellers said:

Thanks Marty.
Topical, now. What is the two word name of the groundhog used in America (specifically today), to predict the weather for the rest of the winter. Extra geocaching kudos to anyone who can spell the first part of his name correctly, although I'm not going to go all strict on you to insist on correct spelling for a ding!

Punxsutawney Phil

 

or at least that was the name in the movie.

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7 minutes ago, searcherdog said:

T didn't ring a bell, Deuterium shot into my mind when I saw the clue. I can see a google session approaching.

Getting closer. One element has two other isotopes, each of which has their own symbol. So that’s three symbols for one element. I have given the isotope symbols: D and T. 

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Thank you for the ding - our school days were not totally wasted ^_^

Next up, and a simple one

 

As I was going to St Ives,

 

I met a man with seven wives,

 

each wife had seven sacks,

 

each sack had seven cats,

 

each cat had seven kittens,

 

How many were going to St Ives?

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