You never know what is awaiting you in your e-mail. This morning, a “quiz for special know-it-alls” arrived, and for fun, let’s share some of it:
1. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?
2. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
3. What are the three English words that start with “dw”?
4. Can you name seven of the 14 punctuation marks in English grammar?
5. Can you name the only vegetable, or fruit, that is never cooked, canned or processed and is only sold fresh?
6. Can you name eight things you wear on your feet beginning with an “s”?
Here are the answers:
1. Niagara Falls — its rim is worn down, about 2 and a half feet each year, because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute
3. Dwarf, dwell, dwindle.
4. Period, comma, colon, semi-colon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis and ellipses.
6. Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.
OK. How did you do?