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Baggiob  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 888)
Thu, 24th Jul '08 12:26 PM


Sorry if this is retreading old ground but what makes a kerblunk a kerblunk and not a quiz???

I have heard stories of other people who have had kerblunks sent back to them and told that they should be written as a quiz. This has never happened to any of my kerblunk. The reason for that I presume is that, I (as well as many many others) know what constitutes a kerblunk and what doesn't.

It is my personal believe that a kerblunk is just a fill in the blank, ie it could be a film or a song where a word is removed from the title of it and you have to fill it in.
eg. _________ Fields Forever?
A: Strawberry
That would be acceptable in a kerblunk, the one below (I would have thought) wouldn't be acceptable.
______________ was the lead singer of Queen?
A Freddie Mercury

Yeah the second one is still a fill in the blank, but I would have thought that if you can rewrite the blank by just putting in the word WHO then it should be a quiz and not a kerblunk.

Am I missing something or is this point I am making a valid one?

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Thu, 24th Jul '08 12:30 PM

Yep, first one is and second one isn't, is what I'm told. There's a big new post about it in the Hot Wire.

Baggiob  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 888)
Thu, 24th Jul '08 12:31 PM

Cheers Smoke20, I really should take notice of that thread lol,

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Thu, 24th Jul '08 10:53 PM

Och aye....
Read the recipe before you make the Haggis
Up yer kilt....
from a Sassenach

Zeedee  (Level: 222.1 - Posts: 1088)
Fri, 25th Jul '08 8:10 AM

Hmm... love to learn a new word. Thanks.

"Sassenach is a word used chiefly by the Scots to designate an Englishman.[1] It derives from the Gaelic Sasunnach meaning, originally, "Saxon," from the Latin "Saxones." The modern Scottish spelling is Sasannach. As employed by Scots or Scottish English-speakers today it is usually used in jest, as a (friendly) term of abuse. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) gives 1771 as the date of the earliest written use of the word in English."

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