Terminological Inexactitude Friday.

The Fibbing Friday questions and answers for today:

1 Why was Eric the Red called Eric the Red?
2 Why did Christopher Columbus sail west?
3 Who were the Vikings?
4What is a scullery maid?
5 What is a dumb waiter?
6 How did British sailors earn the moniker, Limeys?
7 How did U.S. troops earn the moniker, Yanks?
8 What is borscht?
9 Who were the Bolsheviks?
10What was the original purpose of the Great Wall of China?

1 He was always doing embarrassing things.
2 He was told east was taken.
3 This was a group of kings vying with one another for captaincy of a boat.
4 This is a maid skilled in sculling the boat the kings are vying for.
5 In America it is a stupid waiter; in UK one that lacks speech.
6 The British had a fondness for limes with their gin and tonics. Alternatively, it is a shortened form of ‘gor blimey’ as a blasphemy requiring that the deity deprive them of sight.
7 They were always pulling your leg.
8 What is taken from the person who has schold it.
9 These were women who used Vaporub on intimate parts of men.
10 To stop anyone from coming in and nicking the crockery.

Β© October 2019 Colonialist

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11 Responses to Terminological Inexactitude Friday.

  1. de Wets Wild says:

    Those darned Bolsheviks! Thankfully haven’t seen or heard of them for years… πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


  2. Ouch for number 9!!!


  3. Some good ones here.


  4. I don’t know all of these but I do know quite a few. An interesting post.


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