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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:23 pm

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Re the number of actual counties, not counting the north I'd say 33. The city county buroughs, tipp north and south and whatever they have in Dublin (someone here said 3 so I'll go along with that but I thought it was 5)

Sorry shutuplaura, coc is right.
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:26 pm

shutuplaura wrote:
Re the number of actual counties, not counting the north I'd say 33. The city county buroughs, tipp north and south and whatever they have in Dublin (someone here said 3 so I'll go along with that but I thought it was 5)

I might be wrong but if I remember the number of counties in the Republic is now (ironically) 32, while the number in the North (double irony) is 26.

A county is technically a local government area so each city council area is a county, as is a county area, so Dublin technically has four counties now - Dublin City, Fingal, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown and the fourth one whose name I forget. But Noel Dempsey's damn Act a couple of years ago abolished the two counties in Tipperary.

In the north there were 26 local counties under the 1970s reforms. They are being scrapped and replaced by larger counties, I think from memory something like 12.

The 'traditional' counties only exist in a cultural sense having long since been redesigned in law.
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:34 am

Off topic - in a massive way really but why don't the new Dublin counties have their own car registrations?
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:32 pm

i'd pay good money to see bertie driving (driven) around in an "09 FG ****" car!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:35 pm

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i'd pay good money to see bertie driving (driven) around in an "09 FG ****" car!!!

Ahh.. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:10 pm

shutuplaura wrote:
Off topic - in a massive way really but why don't the new Dublin counties have their own car registrations?

I'll continue this: I'm sure Limerick has TWO registrations while Dublin, Cork and Galway have one each. Why the hell is that ?
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:13 pm

Years from now the question will be asked which US President was sworn in twice in 48 hours.
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:32 pm

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shutuplaura wrote:
Off topic - in a massive way really but why don't the new Dublin counties have their own car registrations?

I'll continue this: I'm sure Limerick has TWO registrations while Dublin, Cork and Galway have one each. Why the hell is that ?
Wateford have two also. W & WD. An Tipp as well. TN & TS.

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i'd pay good money to see bertie driving (driven) around in an "09 FG ****" car!!!
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When the next FG-Lab-SF government, you can be sure they'll be introducing Fermanagh (FG) registrations, so not long to wait now. Wink I imagine any SF ministers will want 09 - xy - 1916 plates though. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:14 pm

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I might be wrong but if I remember the number of counties in the Republic is now (ironically) 32, while the number in the North (double irony) is 26.

A county is technically a local government area so each city council area is a county, as is a county area, so Dublin technically has four counties now - Dublin City, Fingal, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown and the fourth one whose name I forget. But Noel Dempsey's damn Act a couple of years ago abolished the two counties in Tipperary.

In the north there were 26 local counties under the 1970s reforms. They are being scrapped and replaced by larger counties, I think from memory something like 12.

The 'traditional' counties only exist in a cultural sense having long since been redesigned in law.
Here's the number of councils in the South. 34, as it happens. You are correct on the number of councils up North. I think they're still haggling on how they are to be reduced.
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:04 am

Tippp north and south are two seperate counties by law. the reason? Tipp is a bloody long county by irish standards and Clonmel (the largest town and natural county town of a unified county) is right down there at the bottom, a pain to get to if you are from the north. So it makes sense i guess.

Also, people from the two ridings hate each other with a passion. With good reason though, everyone for the north is a complete bog trotter and they have been dragging our fair county down for a long time.


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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:19 am

Right, famous last words. Who said the below just before death.

1) I feel this time they have succeeded. I do not want them to undress me. I want you to undress me.

2) That's very obvious….

3) Born in a hotel room, and god damn it, died in one

4) Woe is me, I think I am becoming a god.

5) Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something.

6) Let us cross over the river and sit under the shade of the trees

7) Go on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven't said enough!

Cool I've had eighteen straight whiskies, I think that's the record . .

9) Bless you, Sister. May all your sons be bishops.

10) I know you have come to kill me. Shoot, coward. You are only going to kill a man.


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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:03 am

No. 7 is Marx, I know, is no.3 Wilde?

My favourite was Adam Faith: 'Channel 5 is all shit, isn't it? Christ, the crap they put on there. It's a waste of space'.

If I were an atheist, it might be Tolstoy's (to the priest at his death bed): 'Even in the valley of the shadow of death two and two do not make six.' Sounds a bit too neat to be true, but I'll give it the benefit...
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:45 pm

10 is Che.
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:46 pm

9 is Behan
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:06 pm

coc wrote:
Auditor #9 wrote:
shutuplaura wrote:
Off topic - in a massive way really but why don't the new Dublin counties have their own car registrations?

I'll continue this: I'm sure Limerick has TWO registrations while Dublin, Cork and Galway have one each. Why the hell is that ?
Wateford have two also. W & WD. An Tipp as well. TN & TS.

zakalwe wrote:
i'd pay good money to see bertie driving (driven) around in an "09 FG ****" car!!!
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When the next FG-Lab-SF government, you can be sure they'll be introducing Fermanagh (FG) registrations, so not long to wait now. Wink I imagine any SF ministers will want 09 - xy - 1916 plates though. Very Happy

somehow i doubt over 1000 cars will be sold in each county this year!!!! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:07 pm

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Years from now the question will be asked which US President was sworn in twice in 48 hours.

which president was sworn in by his father?
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:22 pm

No idea. Who?
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:27 pm

I know that one.

It was Calvin Coolidge under a slightly bizarre circumstance. He was Vice President to Harding who died. Upon Harding's death Coolidge was sworn in as President by his Father who was a Commissioner for Oaths, or the equivalent.

It came up on a table quiz I was at once and I got the answer wrong.
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:47 pm

COC is correct in both.

Toxic, correct for Marx, incorrect for no 3.

Well done so far to both though.
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:19 pm

In film-maiking, what does 'wrap' mean/stand for? As in, "That's a wrap!"
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:23 pm

correct johnfas! aparently the house he was sworn in (his father's house) had no electricity or telephone (understandable in those days!) so they had to send a telegram!
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:26 pm

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In film-maiking, what does 'wrap' mean/stand for? As in, "That's a wrap!"

Something to do with protecting the film from further exposure ?? Just a guess...
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:52 am

shutuplaura wrote:
Right, famous last words. Who said the below just before death.

1) I feel this time they have succeeded. I do not want them to undress me. I want you to undress me.

2) That's very obvious….

3) Born in a hotel room, and god damn it, died in one

4) Woe is me, I think I am becoming a god.

The emperor Vespasian - not unreasonably, since at that stage Roman emperors were routinely deified at death.

shutuplaura wrote:
5) Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something.

6) Let us cross over the river and sit under the shade of the trees

7) Go on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven't said enough!

Cool I've had eighteen straight whiskies, I think that's the record . .

That one is Dylan Thomas...really, only 18, though? That's not a lot of whiskey.

shutuplaura wrote:
9) Bless you, Sister. May all your sons be bishops.

Brendan Behan.

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10) I know you have come to kill me. Shoot, coward. You are only going to kill a man.

And that one is Ché Guevara.

Whose epitaph is "Duirt me leat go raibh me breoite"?
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:59 am

And whose last words were "All is lost. Monks, monks, monks!"?
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PostSubject: Re: Tricky Pub Quiz questions.   Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:04 am

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Whose epitaph is "Duirt me leat go raibh me breoite"?
Spike Milligan. Apparently it is on his gravestone. As gaeilge. Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann.
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