John Lowe, P.C.

Answers to Question Box 90413

Here are the questions and answers to Questions 90413.  No one reported the correct answers.

 THE QUESTION BOX # 101

 Each issue of this newsletter will have a Question Box with a puzzle, riddle or trivia question.  First person to give an answer in writing to Mark Paul is the winner each week.  At the end of the year there will be a random drawing among the winners for a nice prize.  Names of winners and answers will be published in the next issue.

 # 101. When this product was first invented, it was suggested that it be called DUPAROOH.  Then someone suggested KLIS.  A third suggestion was that it be called NORUN.  By what name do we know this product today?

 Bonus question, for extra credit (we’ll print your name in caps):  What is the etymology of the three suggested names (i.e., what do the letters stand for?)

 ANSWER: # 101 Nylon.  Extra credit:  1.  DUPAROOH = DuPont Pulls A Rabbit Out Of Hat.  2.  KLIS = Silk, backwards.  3.  NORUN = Nylon runs less often than silk.

# 102 What kind of cheese is made backwards?

ANSWER:  # 102 Edam cheese.  (MADE — EDAM)

# 103 Create an English sentence that is grammatically correct and contains the word “and” five times in succession (with no intervening words) and makes sense.

ANSWER:  # 103 Referring to the following:

“John and          Mary are married.”, the sentence is as follows.  “In the preceding sentence the distances between ‘John’ and ‘and,’ and ‘and’ and ‘Mary’ are unequal.”

# 104 Create an English sentence that is grammatically correct and contains the word “had” eight times in succession (with no intervening words) and makes sense.

 ANSWER:  # 104 Referring to two different answers John and James wrote on an English test in school: (1) (John’s answer) “The boy had had a lot of luck.”, and (2) (James answer) “The boy had, had a lot of luck.”, the sentence is as follows.  “John, where James had had ‘had, had,’ had had ‘had had’.”

 # 105 Create an English sentence that is grammatically correct (other than for the fact that it ends in a preposition) that ends in five consecutive prepositions and makes sense.

 ANSWER:  # 105 The father had brought the wrong book to read to his daughter, and she said:  “Why did you bring that book that I didn’t want to be read to out of up for?”