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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #720 on: 08 Oct 2021, 02:24 »
Well, Caligula (and Suetonius, who told the story) didn't exactly speak English, so... It is a word, just not an English one.

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It means agitated or moving fast or at full gallop.

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #721 on: 08 Oct 2021, 03:30 »
I just meant is it an actual word in any language, or is it just a clustering of random phonetics. (You answered that, thank you.)

Lol I can’t think of anything that fits! Hangman difficulty setting: suicide. (laugh)

I’m throwing in the towel. Can anyone else fill in the blanks?


Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #722 on: 08 Oct 2021, 09:32 »
Let's guess, then. Inextatis? ("In ecstacy"?)  :P

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #723 on: 08 Oct 2021, 20:26 »
Lol, no. Not a single letter is entirely correct, though one is in the wrong position. It's supposed to be here:

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #724 on: 10 Oct 2021, 18:05 »
Incitatis, by chance?

A wild shot in the dark, because while I am familiar with the story, I have failed to note the consul-candidate's name. Frankly, he could hardly have done worse than other consuls. He would no doubt stimulate the growth of oats estates, for one.

Good quiz, mind!

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #725 on: 11 Oct 2021, 06:24 »
So close, yet so far away.

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I would go for a more Latin ending.

It feels like I'm being a bit petty. Maybe I should have given the win to heltenjon. But now it's just one letter still missing. I'm sure someone can guess it.

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #726 on: 13 Oct 2021, 03:05 »
Incitatus?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #727 on: 13 Oct 2021, 05:45 »
Yes, finally.

Incitatus was indeed Caligula's horse with an illustrous political career. Supposedly, the horse also had a stable of marble, an ivory manger and other luxories. Of course, how much of this is true is debatable and even if it is true, it was probably a way to make fun of the senate and not the idea that the horse was actually qualified for political office.

Your turn, milkanannan.

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #728 on: 13 Oct 2021, 08:17 »
Yes, finally.

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Ok I’m terrible at coming up with good questions, so here’s some low hanging fruit for anyone that wants to jump in:

In the 1970s, a complex series of events led to the British Crown, acting through its Governor General, to pluck the sitting Prime Minister of a large commonwealth country. Name that country. (Bonus points in you can name the Prime Minister!)

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #729 on: 15 Oct 2021, 17:00 »
I don't want this to linger and delay the thread, so the PM was Gough Whitlam. Can anyone name the country...? :=

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #730 on: 16 Oct 2021, 13:26 »
I googled it, just out of curiosity. Would never have guessed it though.


It is a real word, but in latin of course.  (laugh)
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #731 on: Today at 04:36 »
I don't want this to linger and delay the thread, so the PM was Gough Whitlam. Can anyone name the country...? :=

Awwww, I could have gotten this one without the clue. There was a miniseries about it called The Dismissal. Australia of course.