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Old 09-25-2012, 03:48 PM   #9301
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How many total gifts are given in the song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas?"
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:00 PM   #9302
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:40 PM   #9303
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How many total gifts are given in the song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas?"
12*1 + 11*2 + 10*3 + 9*4 + 8*5 + 7*6 + 6*7 + 5*8 + 4*9 + 3*10 + 2*11 + 1*12

= 364 gifts.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:43 PM   #9304
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Unless you count the maids-a-milking as two gifts each (maid and cow). But then we get into whether the partridge in a pear tree is one gift or two. And just how many eggs are those geese laying?
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:48 PM   #9305
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12*1 + 11*2 + 10*3 + 9*4 + 8*5 + 7*6 + 6*7 + 5*8 + 4*9 + 3*10 + 2*11 + 1*12

= 364 gifts.
Have the bracket keys broken on your keyboard
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:54 PM   #9306
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12*1 + 11*2 + 10*3 + 9*4 + 8*5 + 7*6 + 6*7 + 5*8 + 4*9 + 3*10 + 2*11 + 1*12

= 364 gifts.
Correct! Next question, please.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:05 PM   #9307
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The same gifts are repeated every day until Xmas? Never realized that, thought they were only given on that particular day.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:20 AM   #9308
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Nope. Daithi is not correct. Neither is non-stop over and over.
All one needs to do is count out loud starting with one... As in one, two, three, four, five, six, etc. You won't get to an "A" until you reach one hundred And one... It should take you more than a minute to say all of those... Just like you did in Kindergarten!

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I was always taught not to use and unless you were counting past the decimal point. So 1.1 would be "one and one tenth" and 101 would be one hundred one. Following that rule, you wouldn't say a word with the letter A in it until you hit one thousand.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:33 AM   #9309
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The same gifts are repeated every day until Xmas? Never realized that, thought they were only given on that particular day.
Well, I think that was the idea, though the 12 days of Christmas go from Christmas Day until 5 January - Twelfth Night (as in my favourite Shakespearean play).

But there have been jokes made about everything being repeated in the way they are repeated in the carol. There is a very funny series of thank-you letters, read by Penelope Keith, in which she gets more and more desperate as all the gifts keep arriving each day.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:17 AM   #9310
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A question? Hmm.. that's the trouble with winning!

OK, one from a radio quiz:

How would one expect Lord Attenborough to address General Melchett's adjutant, the heroine of the Forfarshire, and the ‘mother’ of Nibs, Slightly, Tootles, Curly and the Twins, and why?
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:44 AM   #9311
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A question? Hmm.. that's the trouble with winning!

OK, one from a radio quiz:

How would one expect Lord Attenborough to address General Melchett's adjutant, the heroine of the Forfarshire, and the ‘mother’ of Nibs, Slightly, Tootles, Curly and the Twins, and why?
Well, pretty sure I know what the answer must be, but I can't get the Forfarshire heroine. I'll put my answer in spoilers below;

Spoiler:
Darling. Darling from the Blackadder Goes Forth series; ?; Mrs Darling from Peter Pan (them's the lost boys). The Lord Attenborough thing is probably the old actor 'luvvie' phrasing (calling everybody 'darling').
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:28 AM   #9312
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How would one expect Lord Attenborough to address General Melchett's adjutant, the heroine of the Forfarshire, and the ‘mother’ of Nibs, Slightly, Tootles, Curly and the Twins, and why?
Oh, I love these questions, when I am not only to dumb to know the answer, but even don't know what the question is about!
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:05 AM   #9313
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Oh, I love these questions, when I am not only to dumb to know the answer, but even don't know what the question is about!
You're not alone, my dear. Until I read the spoiler I had no idea what it was about either. Now that I have read it, I just fractionally closer to understanding. Maybe.


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Old 09-26-2012, 08:52 AM   #9314
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Well, pretty sure I know what the answer must be, but I can't get the Forfarshire heroine. I'll put my answer in spoilers below;

Spoiler:
Darling. Darling from the Blackadder Goes Forth series; ?; Mrs Darling from Peter Pan (them's the lost boys). The Lord Attenborough thing is probably the old actor 'luvvie' phrasing (calling everybody 'darling').
I think you have enough to be declared the winner.

General Melchett is, of course, a fictional character from Black Adder Goes Forth, played by Stephen Fry. His adjutant is Captain Kevin Darling played by Tim McInerny.

The heroine of the Forfarshire was Grace Darling, daughter of William Darling who was keeper of the Longstone Lighthouse. With her father, they took a 21ft rowing boat out in weather too rough for the local lifeboat on a journey of about a mile to rescue survivors of the Forfarshire, that had struck rocks and sunk.

The 'mother' of the lost boys was Wendy Darling.

And Lord Attenborough is Lord Richard 'Dicky' Attenborough, an actor, producer and director. His 'informal autobiography' is entitled "Entirely Up to You, Darling". He is indeed a 'luvvie'.

Over to you, Bilbo1967.
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