Thread: Silliness Quiz
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:32 AM   #10359
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Okay, I think it must be time for some answers, Iznogood.
Answer time is long overdue. Sorry I forgot the whole thing - I've had finals and problems at work on my mind

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I think I killed the thread with my attempt at answers.
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Or maybe it was mine, so I'll share the guilt with you! May as well have a drink while we wait.
No need for guilt. I'm to blame on this matter. Your answers are very good and to a great extent correct.

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Against it man hath dashed his foot: rock or stone?

Dido bereft: happiness?

I imagine the gallows at Newgate were in front of the gaol, given that public hangings were popular in the past.
Man hath dashed his foot against stone - correct
Dido did leave happiness, love, life and a lot of other things. She also left her home - where was that? It starts with "T".

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Just total guesses (so it's OK to laugh )....

The Dwellers of Lyn-dun: Celts? before William Wallace Galic?

Against it man hath dashed his foot: the earth?

Dido bereft: A woman or goddess? unconsolable?

Find Newgate Gaol, and win!: London? There was a bbc program about the prison being rebuilt more than once and it has moved I think.
These are great suggestions - so noone is laughing.
The name of the dwellers of Lun-dun is somewhat newer than the celts. They bear their name from a name of the area in which London lies, at least that's what I am informed. The name of this region is the fenland.

And yes - Newate Gaol was in front of Newgate Prison in London, where the public executions were arranged - as late as 1868. The best executioners in England were trained at this prison.
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