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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:58 am 
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AMERICAN PRIDE WEEK

Brett Murray
Troy, NH
Former firefighter, EMT and now resident physician


$500: A person who feels revitalized after surviving a hardship is often said to have "a" what "on life"?
A - new lease
B - upgraded membership
C - increased credit limit
D - revised prenup
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (new lease)


$1000: The namesake of a popular variety of tea, who served as UK prime minister from 1830 to 1834?
A - Earl Gray
B - Baron von Herbal Chai
C - Prince Oolong
D - The Duke of Snapple
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Answer: A (Earl Gray)


$2000: What classification of shorebirds that includes herons, egrets and storks shares its name with a type of fishing equipment?
A - hooks
B - reels
C - nets
D - waders
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Answer: D (waders)


$3000: In 1959, 21-year-old Joan Knoerzer and 21-year-old Jayne Knoerzer began appearing in ads for which brand of gum?
A - Juicy Fruit
B - Big Red
C - Orbit
D - Doublemint
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Answer: D (Doublemint)


$5000: According to Mirriam-Webster.com, what synonym for friend comes from the Latin for "bread," because it once referred to someone with whom you shared a meal?
A - chum
B - cohort
C - companion
D - comrade

Brett doesn't know the Latin for "bread" but his +1, Chris, is very familiar with it. Chris says the Latin for bread is panem. Brett says that sounds like A and he asks Chris if he should go for it, saying it would be his fault if it's wrong. Chris agrees and Brett makes that his final answer.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (companion)

Brett leaves with nothing.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:37 am 
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AMERICAN PRIDE WEEK

Brett Murray
Troy, NH
Former firefighter, EMT and now resident physician


BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$5000: According to Mirriam-Webster.com, what synonym for friend comes from the Latin for "bread," because it once referred to someone with whom you shared a meal?
A - chum
B - cohort
C - companion
D - comrade

Brett doesn't know the Latin for "bread" but his +1, Chris, is very familiar with it. Chris says the Latin for bread is panem. Brett says that sounds like A and he asks Chris if he should go for it, saying it would be his fault if it's wrong. Chris agrees and Brett makes that his final answer.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (companion)

Brett leaves with nothing.

Unbelievable! His friend gave him "panem" and Brett thought it sounded like "chum"???

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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
Chris says the Latin for bread is panem.
Bread in Latin is panis (subject) or panem (direct object). I wonder if Chris is a Hunger Games fan.


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So far so good, though the 5K took thinking. Helps that Au Bon Pain is a local chain.


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jarnon wrote:
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
Chris says the Latin for bread is panem.
Bread in Latin is panis (subject) or panem (direct object). I wonder if Chris is a Hunger Games fan.
I guess neither of them has heard of the Panera Bread chain.

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