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Nessie Lives!

Posted by Phil Jamieson   May 2, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Loch Ness MonsterAlthough accounts of an aquatic beast living in Scotland’s Loch Ness date back 1,500 years, the modern legend of the Loch Ness Monster was born when a sighting made local news on May 2, 1933. The newspaper Inverness Courier related an account of a local couple who claimed to have seen “an enormous animal rolling and plunging on the surface.” The story of the “monster” (a moniker chosen by the Courier editor) became a media phenomenon, with London newspapers sending correspondents to Scotland and a circus offering a 20,000 pound sterling reward for capture of the beast. How are you at sighting today’s correct definitions?

1. chimera

(a) a temporary accumulation of water not forming a regular hazard of a golf course

(b) a tube usually of glass placed around a flame

(c) an illusion or fabrication of the mind

(d) a hot drink of water, milk, sugar, and often a small amount of tea

2. kilt

(a) to assail vigorously or persistently

(b) to move to another place

(c) to move nimbly

(d) to excite and often trouble the mind or feelings of

3. Scotch

(a) a colorless alcoholic beverage made from distilled or redistilled neutral grain spirits flavored with juniper berries and aromatics (as anise and caraway seeds)

(b) whiskey distilled in Scotland especially from corn mash

(c) an alcoholic beverage distilled in Scotland usually made from malted cereal grain (as barley), flavored with hops, and brewed by slow fermentation

(d) whiskey distilled in Scotland especially from malted barley

4. draconian

(a) of, relating to, or characteristic of Draco or the severe code of laws held to have been framed by him

(b) dragon-like

(c) of, relating to, or suggestive of a demon

(d) of, relating to, or swayed by mythology

5. kirk

(a) hill

(b) church

(c) saloon

(d) jail

6. kraken

(a) a fabulous Scandinavian sea monster

(b) a small quantity (as a gill) of drink

(c) a sweetened carbonated nonalcoholic beverage heavily flavored with ginger or capsicum or both

(d) any of various salmonid food and sport fishes that are mostly smaller than the typical salmons and are anadromous or restricted to cool clear freshwater of Scotland

7. bibber

(a) a large drinking cup that has a wide mouth and is sometimes supported on a standard

(b) a drink

(c) a person who regularly drinks alcoholic beverages

(d) a very dry heavily hopped ale

8. shandy

(a) a drink consisting of beer and lemonade

(b) any of various marine fishes resembling trouts

(c) parched cracked Scottish wheat

(d) a bold lively woman

9. bon vivant

(a) a person whose behavior indicates a powerful need to control people or circumstances in everyday matters

(b) a person having cultivated, refined, and sociable tastes especially with respect to food and drink

(c) an egocentric or egotistic person

(d) a bold lively woman

10. peat

(a) a plant or plantlike organism of any of several phyla, divisions, or classes of chiefly aquatic usually chlorophyll-containing nonvascular organisms of polyphyletic origin that usually include the green, yellow-green, brown, and red algae in the eukaryotes and especially formerly the cyanobacteria in the prokaryotes

(b) a boy who serves drinks in a tavern

(c) soft moist earth or clay

(d) a bold lively woman




Correct answers:

1c; 2c; 3d; 4a; 5b; 6a; 7c; 8a; 9b; 10d (yep!)


All about Nessie and you:

# Correct Your Fate
All 10 Nessie is telling her friends that SHE saw YOU!
7-9 Your camera jammed just when you saw Nessie.

Your photoshopped pictures are really good.

2-3 Sure, you saw it. We believe you. Uh huh.
0-1 Nessie is coming for you…and your bar mates too.


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