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    I thought it would be fun to do a quiz
    One of those kind Admin people is donating a small geocaching-related prize for the first correct answer drawn out of my best Sunday-Go-To-Meetings hat on Friday, 26th January, 5pm.

    Remember the old days?* We had those quaint little coins known as :s:d. All you have to do is solve the money answers for each clue below, add them up and send only your Total amount to me by email.
    lucilla(at)dsl(dot)pipex(dot)com

    A man's name

    A singer

    A very small pig

    Leather worker

    Regal headdress

    Unwell sea creature

    A bicycle

    A stone

    The Sun, Neptune, and Pluto

    50% of ladies' underwear

    Hit repeatedly

    Part of a chimp's leg

    and finally...
    How much did it cost to send a postcard, within GB, in July 1921?

    Get adding!

    * OK. The more mature members do. :P

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    Some of us YOUNGER members really haven't got a chance

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    Come on, Fi...
    You've got all week to work on it! :lol:

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    I reckon I've got 8 answers, can we have an easier quiz please :lol:

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    Email with all the answers on its way




    Disclaimer I didn't say correct answers h34r:

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    Originally posted by matrix@Jan 22 2007, 02:50 PM
    Email with all the answers on its way

    Disclaimer I didn't say correct answers h34r:

    You'll be disqualified, MrsB is only looking for the total.

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    Originally posted by Stora+Jan 22 2007, 04:35 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Stora &#064; Jan 22 2007, 04:35 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin-matrix@Jan 22 2007, 02:50 PM
    Email with all the answers on its way

    Disclaimer I didn&#39;t say correct answers h34r:

    You&#39;ll be disqualified, MrsB is only looking for the total. [/b][/quote]
    Doh

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    Oh Er&#33;
    We&#39;re both old enough to remember national savings stamps being sold in schools on a monday morning when we paid in our weekly dinner money ..but haven&#39;t recalled all the answers yet .
    We like Greens

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    Originally posted by Stora@Jan 22 2007, 04:35 PM
    You&#39;ll be disqualified, MrsB is only looking for the total.
    :lol:

    Nah... I&#39;m not that heartless

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    e-mail sent.

    I&#39;m one of the oldies who can remember spending the stuff as well.

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    well i was 3 when they finally got rid so that&#39;s my excuse&#33;&#33;

    guess it&#39;ll have to be by the power of google if i manage the answer&#33;&#33;

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    Originally posted by nobbynobbs@Jan 23 2007, 04:27 AM
    well i was 3 when they finally got rid so that&#39;s my excuse&#33;&#33;

    guess it&#39;ll have to be by the power of google if i manage the answer&#33;&#33;
    oo Nobby that means your older than me
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    Come on you lot who are browsing at the bottom of the page... Get up here and work out this quiz answer... It&#39;s not that difficult&#33;

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    Eeeek, that would be like admitting how old I am.


    I remember the days when a thrup&#39;ny bit would buy a mountain of Black Jacks and Fruit salads, and still have change for .... Oh was a long time ago&#33;&#33;



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    Black jacks and fruit salads

    weren&#39;t they 4 a penny

    can you still get them?

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    and 1 a penny hot cross buns

    240 buns for a pound wow
    edited to replase the word bums with buns :lol:

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    Originally posted by The Nutters@Jan 23 2007, 01:31 PM
    Black jacks and fruit salads

    weren&#39;t they 4 a penny

    can you still get them?
    you certainly can. there&#39;s a old style sweet shop in lyndhurst and one in totton that sells the loose sweets from jars. i have to resist&#33;&#33;&#33; can take orders and dispatch some if you want&#33;

    brain really not working well today. ( ok i know that it&#39;s hard to tell the difference) i&#39;ll give this a go when slightly more awake.

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    Originally posted by t.a.folk@Jan 22 2007, 06:07 PM
    Oh Er&#33;
    We&#39;re both old enough to remember national savings stamps being sold in schools on a monday morning when we paid in our weekly dinner money ..but haven&#39;t recalled all the answers yet .

    Er, where they like the Green Shield stamps, or the Co-Op Divvy ??

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    Originally posted by perth pathfinders+Jan 23 2007, 02:08 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (perth pathfinders @ Jan 23 2007, 02:08 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-t.a.folk@Jan 22 2007, 06:07 PM
    Oh Er&#33;
    We&#39;re both old enough to remember national savings stamps being sold in schools on a monday morning when we paid in our weekly dinner money ..but haven&#39;t recalled all the answers yet .

    Er, where they like the Green Shield stamps, or the Co-Op Divvy ?? [/b][/quote]
    I have a Co-Op Divvy card h34r: bit like a Tesco clubcard

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    (t.a.folk @ Jan 22 2007, 06:07 PM)
    Oh Er&#33;
    We&#39;re both old enough to remember national savings stamps being sold in schools on a monday morning when we paid in our weekly dinner money ..but haven&#39;t recalled all the answers yet .


    perth pathfinders
    Er, where they like the Green Shield stamps, or the Co-Op Divvy ??
    Think they were something to do with investing money with the government to help with paying off post WW11 debt .
    We like Greens

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    I haven&#39;t answered yet, since I was -20 when Decimal Day came about.

    Let&#39;s see, can we use resources to answer?
    If there was a competition for witty signatures, I'd come last.

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    Yes, Edge... Use Resources&#33;

    You may even resort to asking Mum & Dad & Grandparents

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    it&#39;s times like that i start to feel old&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; ok so i can&#39;t actually remember the change over but i was very much alive&#33;

    :lol:

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    Originally posted by Mrs Blorenge@Jan 23 2007, 11:29 PM
    Yes, Edge... Use Resources&#33;

    You may even resort to asking Mum & Dad & Grandparents
    or older friends

    Lucilla whats the answer?

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    Come on&#33; As the punchline goes...

    "Just work it all out with a pencil"

    Don&#39;t forget... There&#39;s a prize

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    Originally posted by Mrs Blorenge@Jan 24 2007, 12:34 PM
    Come on&#33; As the punchline goes...

    "Just work it all out with a pencil"

    Don&#39;t forget... There&#39;s a prize
    I don&#39;t want a fairy&#33;

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    8 correct answers so far.

    Quick... Get your Total to me by 5pm today &#33;

    lucilla(at)dsl(dot)pipex(dot)com

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    Still going down memory lane , I remember when it cost a penny to spend one .
    We like Greens

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    Originally posted by t.a.folk@Jan 26 2007, 12:06 PM
    Still going down memory lane , I remember when it cost a penny to spend one .
    that was either A a very long time ago or
    B NOT in Great Yarmouth, it has always cost too much to go there :lol:

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    this quiz is ageist&#33;

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    Originally posted by The Nutters+Jan 26 2007, 01:00 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (The Nutters &#064; Jan 26 2007, 01:00 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin-t.a.folk@Jan 26 2007, 12:06 PM
    Still going down memory lane , I remember when it cost a penny to spend one .
    that was either A a very long time ago or
    B NOT in Great Yarmouth, it has always cost too much to go there :lol:[/b][/quote]
    &#39;A&#39; &#39;B&#39;

    wern&#39;t those the buttons on the telephones?


    Guessing - way before my time&#33;&#33; :P

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    It&#39;s Friday

    It&#39;s 5 o&#39;clock (well 12 past actually)

    and it&#39;s CRACKERJACK oh no sorry

    it&#39;s time to find out who the winner is :P

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    Thats not a clue to the prize is it?

    Pencils all round&#33;&#33;

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    no it&#39;s just me being impatient

    it took me AGES to get the part of chimps leg one :huh:

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    Originally posted by The Nutters@Jan 26 2007, 05:24 PM
    no it&#39;s just me being impatient

    it took me AGES to get the part of chimps leg one :huh:
    Yep liked that one, was very clever. :P

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    Originally posted by The Nutters@Jan 26 2007, 05:24 PM
    no it&#39;s just me being impatient

    it took me AGES to get the part of chimps leg one :huh:
    That was the easiest one :unsure:

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    The answers are... (with apologies for the awful puns : )....

    s d


    A man&#39;s name (Bob) ......................... 1. 00

    A singer ("Tenor") ........................ 10. 0. 00

    A very small pig (guinea) ................... 1. 1. 00

    Leather worker (tanner) ..................... 6

    Regal headdress (crown) ................... 5. 00

    Unwell sea creature ("sick squid") ........ 6. 0. 00

    A bicycle (penny farthing) .................. 1

    A stone (14 pounds) .......................... 14. 0. 00

    The Sun, Neptune, and Pluto ................
    ("three far things")

    50% of ladies&#39; underwear (Half a knicker*) 10. 00

    Hit repeatedly (pound) 1. 00. 00

    Part of a chimp&#39;s leg (ape knee)

    and finally...
    How much did it cost to send a postcard,
    within GB, in July 1921? 1

    _______________

    A Grand Total of 32 17 10
    _______________

    *A storm of controversy arose over this apart (OK, a couple of people emailed a query) because the answer was 10 shillings but, if you want to be pedantic, it should be 50% of a pair of knickers, which would be 1. The Judge&#39;s decision is final: I decided to accept either answer. So 32.17.10 or 33.7.10 were both "right".


    Oh.....

    Did somebody want to know who the winner was?

    Congratulations to Nick of sTeamTraen&#33;

    Your prize will be on its way to you soon
    (Just as soon as we&#39;ve searched our pockets...)

    Sorry the tabulation&#39;s no good above. MrB tells me it&#39;s cos it&#39;s HTML and I could correct it all by...blah, blah, blah, blah... but did you really want to be hanging around &#39;til midnight for the answers?

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    With regard to your first answer - Bob - what about Simon which was also the name for 6d?

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    congrats on a great quiz even if some of those answers were really really daft&#33;&#33;&#33;

    ok so i&#39;m just annoyed as i was too thick to work them out. :lol:

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    Originally posted by Mrs Blorenge@Jan 26 2007, 08:21 PM

    ("three far things")

    tsk, tsk, tsk... :

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    Fantastic Quiz MrsB
    Three far things and ape knee really got me
    the other well I&#39;m not going to admit to the other one that I found cos it was really so easy

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    =SenseiTSKC,Jan 26 2007, 09:08 PM]With regard to your first answer - Bob - what about Simon which was also the name for 6d?
    :huh: Really? I haven&#39;t heard that one before.


    And sorry, milvus-milvus - Some of those puns were rather dire. :P
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    told you it was ageist&#33;

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