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Re: CHAT: Betreft: Re: CHAT: Vexillology and games (was: Re: Flag of England)

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 21, 2000, 16:49
Rob Nierse wrote:
>Yes, the first questions are very simple, but they get increasingly more
>For example, does anybody know what a kantjil is?>
Yes, though I had to double check the dictionary to be sure. I can imagine that the old stories about Si Kantjil might be familiar to at least some Hollanders. (My first thought was: it's the little device with which one applies the wax in the batik process--- kantjing??? (not according to my BI dict., perhaps that's a Javanese word? or my cogs are slipping?)
>So far, only one person made it to the 1 million question. Q was: which
poet did not
>live during the 80 years war with Spain? She didn't know>
What were the choices, if your version of the program gives choices? Otherwise, strikes me as rather ambiguous. T.S.Eliot, Wordsworth, Heine, Li Po, Dante, etc. etc..........?? Or perhaps restricted to Dutch poets only? HELP!! Both questions would, I'm sure, eliminate all contestants over here.