Jan. 4th, 2017 11:02 am
dubdobdee: (hobbs)
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i: What, confusingly, is not sincomorphic?
ii: What was served at all meals at the Try Pots?
iii: What soup was liked by the offal-loving Bloom?
iv: What was stored in flat wooden cases of 36 slabs apiece?
v: What did the hairy twin receive in exchange for his inheritance?
vi: What was Master Linklater cooking when Moniplies demanded to see him?
vii: What did Phemie offer Jaikie if he came indoors about midday?
viii: What salivary delicacy is popular in the Far East?
ix: Who sang of Beautiful Soup, so rich and green?
x: What did the Bucket family have for supper?

i: CULLEN SKINK (made with haddock not lizards) is neither scincomorphic nor (via Guardian/KWQ typo) sincomorphic) (via [livejournal.com profile] jeff_worrell)
ii: is CHOWDER, from Moby Dick (guessed by [livejournal.com profile] jauntyalan, google-confirmed by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee
iii: is from Joyce’s Ulysses, but not yet identified, except that it’s probably not KIDNEY SOUP (tho Bloom does like kidneys) (explored by [livejournal.com profile] carsmilesteve and [livejournal.com profile] marnameow)
iv: is PORTABLE SOUP, from Patrick O’Brian’s The Thirteen-Gun Salute (googled by [livejournal.com profile] jeff_worrell)
v: this is the Bible’s ESAU (= “an hairy man”) swapped a MESS OF POTAGE for his inheritance from his brother Jacob (known by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee and [livejournal.com profile] sbp)
vi: COCK-A-LEEKIE, from The Fortunes of Nigel, by Sir Walter Scott (googled by [livejournal.com profile] jeff_worrell)
vii: is presumably some kind of soup (not yet identified), featuring in Buchan’s Huntingtower (explored by [livejournal.com profile] katstevens)
viii: guessed but not confirmed: BIRD’S NEST SOUP (primary ingredient = spit) (proposed by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee)
ix: this is the MOCK TURTLE from Alice (known by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee)
x: guessed but not confirmed: is BONE or BREAD or CABBAGE SOUP, from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (proposed by [livejournal.com profile] jauntyalan and [livejournal.com profile] kat)

Date: 2017-01-04 11:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
iii: the offal-loving bloom is from joyce's ulysses (the offal being kidneys), but I don't know the soup
v: this is esau ("an hairy man") from the bible, and he received a "MESS OF POTTAGE"
viii: i think this might be BIRD'S NEST SOUP, the nest in question being built of twigs and spit
ix: this is the MOCK TURTLE from alice

The theme is presumably SOUP

Date: 2017-01-04 11:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carsmilesteve.livejournal.com
Sorry, that "KIDNEY SOUP" anono comment was me!

Date: 2017-01-04 12:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marnameow.livejournal.com

I think the kidneys he liked best were grilled, with a 'slight tang of urine' or something like that. But there's a fine great list of offaly dishes, of which the soup i guess was one?

Date: 2017-01-04 11:08 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)

Date: 2017-01-04 11:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carsmilesteve.livejournal.com
10 is charlie and the chocolate factory. My memory suggests bone soup? Or bread soup? Something thin for poor ppl anyway...

Date: 2017-01-04 12:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
I think it was CABBAGE soup!

Date: 2017-01-08 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] belecrivain.livejournal.com
just checked my daughter's copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Kat is right.

Date: 2017-01-04 12:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
In case it helps, there is a typo in the first question - should be scincomorphic (= of lizards belonging to the family Scincidae and the infraorder Scincomorpha).

Date: 2017-01-05 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
scinc = skink = Cullen Skink DYS

Date: 2017-01-05 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
actually made with Haddock, not lizards

Date: 2017-01-04 12:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
vii) is there a Buchan question in EACH ROUND??? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntingtower_(novel)

Date: 2017-01-04 12:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
i think the guy who sets it will not be satisfied until he can change the name to KING BUCHAN'S QUIZ

Date: 2017-01-04 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
or to the Aubrey-Maturin College Quiz (either iv. or vi. are possibilities in that direction, or perhaps he's saving them for a later round…)

Date: 2017-01-05 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
Bingo! It's iv.

From The Thirteen-Gun Salute, by Patrick O'Brian, p. 29:
[i]...he went on to check their surgical instruments, the grim saws, retractors, artery-hooks, gags, leather-covered chains; and then the more massive substances such as portable soup, stored in flat wooden cases of thirty-six slabs apiece…[/i]

Apparently portable soup features regularly in his books.

Date: 2017-01-04 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jauntyalan.livejournal.com
ii is Moby Dicks, presumably New England Clam Chowder
Edited Date: 2017-01-05 02:08 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-05 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
(googly woogly)

vi. is cock-a-leekie. It comes from "The Fortunes of Nigel" by Sir Walter Scott

Date: 2017-01-05 09:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sbp.livejournal.com
v) is a mess of pottage. The Bible innit, Jacob and Esau.

Date: 2017-01-05 09:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sbp.livejournal.com
Oh you got that. Oh well.

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