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MatC
61726.  Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:06 am Reply with quote

Hereís an idea for a props round. Give the panellists examples of the following items, and the names of those items, and simply ask them to match the object with the moniker:

1. One of Stephenís dottles.
2. A da.
3. A dabbity.
4. A dactyliomancist.
5. A daftar.
6. A dag.
7. A dalmahoy.
8. A dibble.
9. A dildo.
10. A dop.
11. A dosser.
12. A doup.


Answers:
1. The plug of tobacco left in a pipe after smoking.
2. A Burmese knife.
3. In Scotland, either a cheap pottery figure from a fairground, or a temporary-tattoo-
type transfer.
4. A person who practices Divination by means of finger rings.
5. A bundle of documents.
6. See post 53924.
7. A bushy bob-wig (18th century). Other wigs of the period included the cauliflower, comet, Grecian fly, scratch, snailback, spinach see, and the pigeon's wig, according to
www.umich.edu/~ece/student_projects/enlightened_elegance/head.htm
8. Gardening tool of regrettably comic shape, used for making holes.
9. A West Indian cactus, Lemaireocereus hystrix.
10. An empty nutcase.
11. A rich wall hanging or tapestry; or a pannier.
12. In Scots, the bottom section of an eggshell; or an arse.



Unfortunately, I donít suppose we could get hold of a daddock in a hurry, and the lawyers would probably veto the use of a dad or daud, let alone some dagga.

 

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