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Quiz 71 – Round 4 – Language

Acronyms quiz – What do these acronyms and abbreviations stand for? 1. ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 2. UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation 3. PDSA People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals 4. UCAS University and Colleges Admissions Service 5. GPS Global Positioning System 6. AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome 7. ME (Medical condition) …

Quiz 104 – Round 6 – Language

The following are loanwords that are used in the English language but have been taken from other languages. Can you identify which language the words come from? 1. Denim French (originally ‘serge de Nîmes’, meaning it came from the town of Nîmes) 2. Origami Japanese 3. Polka Czech 4. Aficionado Spanish 5. Safari Arabic/Swahili 6. Doppelgänger German …

Quiz 106 – Round 3 – Language

What is the meaning of these cockney rhyming slang phrases? 1. Baker’s Dozen Cousin 2. Two and Eight State 3. Pat and Mick Sick 4. Dustbin Lid Kid 5. Dicky Bird Word 6. Lionel Blairs Flares 7. Baked Bean Queen 8. Whistle and Flute Suit 9. Pea Shooter Hooter/nose 10. Yarmouth Bloater Motor   Quiz …