Author Topic: Kids' books Quotes Quiz  (Read 6494 times)

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2011, 08:30:18 pm »
Yes NSTN, you got this one- wick meaning alive in the Yorkshire dialect people use in the book- do people still use that word?

Only time I ever heard it was in the expressions 'As wick as an eel', or 'I never heard in all my wick'.
Getting there...

Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #51 on: February 27, 2011, 08:48:50 pm »
Ooh excellent!

'I dare say it is rather hard to be a rat,' she mused. 'Nobody likes you. People run away and scream out: 'Oh! What a horrid rat!'

My source (The Girl) says "A Little Princess", by the same Frances Hodgson Burnett. It seems her education wasn't a complete waste of time. My niece appears on the cover of a recent adaptation.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #52 on: February 27, 2011, 08:51:51 pm »
Really?  That's interesting. :)
Getting there...

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« Reply #53 on: February 27, 2011, 09:02:44 pm »
Yes NSTN, you got this one- wick meaning alive in the Yorkshire dialect people use in the book- do people still use that word?

Only time I ever heard it was in the expressions 'As wick as an eel', or 'I never heard in all my wick'.

Never heard that either. Mind you Yorkshire is an awfully big place and it doesn't have one standard dialect. It's not a York or East Riding or the South of North Yorkshire saying. Could be Dales or North North Yorkshire though.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Tim Hall

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Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #54 on: February 27, 2011, 09:05:35 pm »
Really?  That's interesting. :)
Aye. I think it's the Stepping Stone Classics adaptation.

Anyway, seeing as The Girl has been answering for me, she suggests:

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It was a big pin, too strongly sprung for little hands to open
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #55 on: February 27, 2011, 10:08:12 pm »
Ooh excellent!

'I dare say it is rather hard to be a rat,' she mused. 'Nobody likes you. People run away and scream out: 'Oh! What a horrid rat!'

My source (The Girl) says "A Little Princess", by the same Frances Hodgson Burnett. It seems her education wasn't a complete waste of time. My niece appears on the cover of a recent adaptation.


Correct!

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #56 on: February 28, 2011, 10:00:39 am »
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"I'm versatile!" said Charlotte.

"Does that mean full of eggs?"

Name added for clue purposes and comic effect.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Julian

  • samoture
Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #57 on: February 28, 2011, 01:17:55 pm »
Really?  That's interesting. :)
Aye. I think it's the Stepping Stone Classics adaptation.

Anyway, seeing as The Girl has been answering for me, she suggests:

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It was a big pin, too strongly sprung for little hands to open

One of the Borrowers books?

Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #58 on: February 28, 2011, 01:20:04 pm »
Well done that learned cyclist! The Borrowers, by Mary Norton.

Your go. And we've got Wow's to contend with too.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Julian

  • samoture
Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #59 on: February 28, 2011, 01:30:18 pm »
"He has green parakeets who pick holes in his suit"

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« Reply #60 on: February 28, 2011, 01:39:03 pm »
Mr Magnolia
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Julian

  • samoture
Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #61 on: February 28, 2011, 01:39:49 pm »
Indeed.  :)

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« Reply #62 on: February 28, 2011, 01:52:32 pm »
"Once upon a time...
There was a wicked sprite, indeed he was the most mischievous of all sprites. One day he was in a very good humour, for he had made a mirror with the power of causing all that was good and beautiful when it was reflected therein, to look poor and mean; but that which was good-for-nothing and looked ugly was shown magnified and increased in ugliness."
<i>Marmite slave</i>

Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #63 on: February 28, 2011, 02:05:18 pm »
"Once upon a time...
There was a wicked sprite, indeed he was the most mischievous of all sprites. One day he was in a very good humour, for he had made a mirror with the power of causing all that was good and beautiful when it was reflected therein, to look poor and mean; but that which was good-for-nothing and looked ugly was shown magnified and increased in ugliness."

The Snow Queen.
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« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2011, 02:05:57 pm »
Yup.
<i>Marmite slave</i>

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« Reply #65 on: February 28, 2011, 08:05:15 pm »
OK, I'll set another one.

She flashed her horrible, wicked eyes upon me and said 'Victory.'  'Yes,' said I, 'Victory, but not yours.' Then I spoke the Deplorable Word.

(currently reading this one to Miss Z)
Never tell me the odds.

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« Reply #66 on: February 28, 2011, 08:07:40 pm »
OK, I'll set another one.

She flashed her horrible, wicked eyes upon me and said 'Victory.'  'Yes,' said I, 'Victory, but not yours.' Then I spoke the Deplorable Word.

(currently reading this one to Miss Z)

The Magician's Nephew - again!

I really ought to have a go now, oughtn't I?  ;)
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« Reply #67 on: February 28, 2011, 08:09:45 pm »
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Most disquieting reflection of all, was it not bad form to think about good form?
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Wowbagger

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    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #68 on: February 28, 2011, 08:35:14 pm »
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"I'm versatile!" said Charlotte.

"Does that mean full of eggs?"

Name added for clue purposes and comic effect.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #69 on: February 28, 2011, 08:36:54 pm »
Charlotte's Secrit Bunker Web?
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Wowbagger

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    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #70 on: February 28, 2011, 08:45:36 pm »
Charlotte's Secrit Bunker Web?
Indeed. I like the thought of her being "full of eggs". :D
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #71 on: February 28, 2011, 08:59:45 pm »
Goody.

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'He was father,' said xxxx.
Nobody said anything for a minute, and then yyyy, looking at the paper, said, 'So that was what they called it. Well it's Kanchenjunga now. It's no good changing it now we've climbed it.'

There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #72 on: March 01, 2011, 11:32:15 pm »
<mode=Paxman>I'll have to hurry you
</mode>

xxxx= Nancy
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #73 on: March 01, 2011, 11:33:39 pm »
Is that an Arthur Ransome? Swallows & Amazons?
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #74 on: March 01, 2011, 11:34:17 pm »
Yes. No.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)