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Re: General knowledge

Post by kidder on Wed May 26, 2010 6:33 pm

May be a silly question but, is the 'noble' name a character in the Odyssey?

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Post by Guest on Wed May 26, 2010 8:17 pm

No. Not at all. The noble surname is a common-ish British surname.

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Post by kidder on Wed May 26, 2010 9:20 pm

Ah I see! A 'common-ish' 'noble' surname. How splendid!

Such as Windsor?

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Post by Guest on Thu May 27, 2010 11:41 am

More a section of nobility - a title.........

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Post by VickyS on Thu May 27, 2010 4:33 pm

Lord?

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Post by Guest on Thu May 27, 2010 5:20 pm

Nope, but you're on the right track now.

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Post by feathers on Thu May 27, 2010 10:40 pm

Duke?

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Post by Guest on Fri May 28, 2010 5:06 pm

Yes, Duke.

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Post by kidder on Fri May 28, 2010 9:22 pm

Got me beat Lydia.

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Post by feathers on Fri May 28, 2010 11:07 pm

Aha! Argos?

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Post by Guest on Sat May 29, 2010 10:59 am

Yes Feathers, you clever duck you!

Argos, Odysseus' dog and a shop where you can buy cheap jewellery with the brand Elizabeth Duke.

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Post by feathers on Sat May 29, 2010 10:16 pm

What is the connection between this ancient Scottish oak tree and Shakespeare's Macbeth?


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Post by stoupaduck on Sat May 29, 2010 11:05 pm

Is it in the grounds of Dunsinane castle?
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Post by feathers on Sat May 29, 2010 11:26 pm

No John, not in the grounds.......

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Post by saunders on Sat May 29, 2010 11:30 pm

It's a remnant of the old forrest celebrated in Macbeth as the famous Birnam Woods
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Post by feathers on Sat May 29, 2010 11:46 pm

Yep, it's said to be the last remaining oak tree of Birnam Wood.

One of the three witches' prophecies in Macbeth said:

'Macbeth shall never vanquished be until Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill shall come against him.'

Malcolm's army camouflaged themselves with branches from Birnam Wood before advancing on Macbeth's castle and defeating him.

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Post by saunders on Sun May 30, 2010 3:33 pm

Name the poet appointed Dean of St, Pauls Cathedral in 1621?
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Re: General knowledge

Post by stoupaduck on Sun May 30, 2010 3:56 pm

John Donne
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Post by saunders on Sun May 30, 2010 4:44 pm

Yep, over to you.
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Post by stoupaduck on Sun May 30, 2010 9:44 pm

How would you link Ulysses with Wisden via two Irishmen?
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Re: General knowledge

Post by kidder on Sun May 30, 2010 10:05 pm

James Joyce and Ed Joyce?

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Post by stoupaduck on Sun May 30, 2010 10:11 pm

That would work - but it's not what I was after.

James Joyce is part of the answer.
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Re: General knowledge

Post by kidder on Sun May 30, 2010 10:13 pm

OK, I'll ask half the next question.

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Re: General knowledge

Post by stoupaduck on Sun May 30, 2010 10:28 pm

...and I'll half answer it
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Re: General knowledge

Post by kidder on Sun May 30, 2010 10:34 pm

Samuel Beckett?

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