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December 09, 2003

Another quiz

American Flea-readers should take this quiz and show the cheeky so-and-sos a thing or two (and that's eighteen out of twenty for me on this one).

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 9, 2003 08:10 AM


19 out of 20 - I got Iraq's neighbour wrong. Although they've fallen for the old myth about Islam being derived from Salaam, when it actually means "submission" (to the will of god).

Posted by: Simon Jester at December 9, 2003 09:19 AM

I noticed that too. It is a little irritating for (at least) two reasons. First, this use of "peace" is yet another attempt to turn any non-Christian belief system into an Ewok version of Christianity. Second, I think the term "submission" is avoided purposefully because of its potentially negative connotation. Not only is this a false engagement with Islam but a wrong-headed interpretation of the word. Submission, perhaps by other words, strikes me to largely consistent with Jewish or Christian relationship to the god of Abraham.

Posted by: Nicholas Packwood at December 9, 2003 11:33 AM

I don't think we all got the same questions...

I got 19 out of twenty. I didn't know who has the fattest country.

Silly gits think I secretly want to emigrate. To western Canada or New Zealand maybe - after they dump the nanny-state gun-grabbing governments!

Posted by: John of Argghhh! at December 9, 2003 04:44 PM

I forgot to take my smart pills. I got a shameful 14 of 20.

Posted by: Chris Taylor at December 9, 2003 05:02 PM

Ah, Chris - who knows, mebbe we all lied to save our egos and you are the only honest man? If so, there's a guy over there in that dark corner with a candle who says he'd like to talk to you. I don't remember his name... something greek.

Posted by: John of Argghhh! at December 9, 2003 07:06 PM

15 out of 20, but my monitor was turned off.

Posted by: Michael at December 10, 2003 05:19 AM