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Welcome to Exquizite Quizine, a quizzing blog, whose weird set of questions and irregularity of updation are but a reflection of similar qualities in it's creator. Welcome to this blog an good luck in answering the questions which feature here, and you're welcome to post answers as comments. Just make sure that if you're answering questions then encrypt them in any ingenious fashion which ensures that others don't end up accidentally reading them. One suggestion is ROT13[W]

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Monday, August 29, 2005

[2] An in-between Snack

I haven't decided on a schedule for updating this site or a timeframe for posting answers. I think I'll adopt a wait and watch stance for now. I've tentatively decided to let the answers lag behind the Questions by around a week. A short quick post for today:

  • Q1: Who Said this and in what context?
    We were listening to somebody lecturing on map-reading, or camp-hygeine, or the art of sticking a fellow through without (in defiance of Kipling) bothering who God sent the bill to; rather we were trying to avoid listening, though the Guards' English, and voice, is penetrating. The man next to me said suddenly in a dreamy voice: 'Yes, I think I shall express the accusative case by a prefix!'

  • Q2: These people are a traditionally nomadic people who originated in northern India. Most of them speak some form of a language closely related to Punjabi and Pothohari spoken in northern India and Pakistan, but they usually speak the dominant language of a region they live in as well.
    Because of their nomadic lifestyle and unwillingness to be integrated, there has always been a great deal of mutual distrust between them and their more settled neighbours. They were, and frequently still are, popularly believed to be beggars, thieves and kidnappers, unfit for sedentary labour, resulting in a great deal of persecution. This belief is often cited as the etymological source of the English term ___, meaning "cheat", as in "I got ___ed by a con man." However, this etymology is difficult to verify; the Oxford English Dictionary lists this as simply a possible derivation. What is the term and whom am I talking about?

  • Q3 This group of people were buried in the _____ temple, as per their request, near their master's tomb. The forty-seventh of their group was pardoned because of his young age, and lived till the ripe age of 78, following which he too was buried with his comrades. Their clothes and weapons are still preserved in the temple, along with their whistle & drum. The man who had insulted the leader of this group earlier, realising his mistake begged for forgiveness at their grave and then overcome by guilt, committed suicide. He too is buried along with them. Whom am I talking about and what did they do. I apologise in advance for this extremely obscure/arbit question, but I really like the story and am sure, dear reader, so will you, once you find out. Besides, how else can I live up to this blog's claim of being the weirdest Quizzing blog around??

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Blogger Rare Hand Axe said...

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Ybirq gur fgbel bs gur 47 ebava. Gunaxf sbe funevat vg.

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