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Think Hard! It’s contest time!

Just like in February, I’m organizing a new contest to give you a chance to display your ad on my blog. Last time, Theresa (“The Rain In Spain”), Saskboy (“Abandoned Stuff“) and Wapentake (“Wapentake“) each won an adspot, while Ghosty (“Agents Don’t Do Housework”) won a blog review.

This time, the “tricky questions” theme will be… Canada!

The first three persons to have all (or most) of the answers correct will get one month ad spot on my blog (each ad will be 100×100 or 125×125).

I’ll also randomly pick a fourth person among the contestants and he/she will get a one month blogroll link with a short blog review, the day the winners will be announced. This blog is a PR4 — it worth it!

The contest runs from April 9th to April 21th, when the winners will be announced. The comments will be moderated and I won’t say a word about whether the answers are correct or not before that date, so keep on playing!

I’m also offering you two wild cards: if you don’t know an answer, just use one of them or both, and I’ll count this answer as correct! These are your wildcards:

Remember: you don’t have to answer correctly to all of the questions. Just get as many right as you can, and make a good use of your wild cards!

The Questions

  1. Sociology: Name three Canadian addictions.
  2. Vocabulary: Give the meaning of these words/ expressions:
    — Homo milk
    — A toque
    — Block heaters
    — A serviette
  3. Geography: Canada is said to have two seasons: winter and ______ ?
  4. General knowledge: What’s an inuksuk?
  5. Bonus question (not Canada related): what’s the common point between a lot of my blog posts’ titles?

Good luck and… have fun! If you think this “test” is hard, remember I’m a teacher and feel sorry for my students :mrgreen:

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21 Comments

  1. Sociology: Name three Canadian addictions.

    – Hockey, beer and dissing Quebec.

    Vocabulary: Give the meaning of these words/ expressions:
    – Homo milk
    Homogenized milk. Or, possibly, what one gets should Gordon Stewart Anderson find herself pregnant.

    – A toque
    A hat that’s only respectable in Canada, but can be worn all year there.

    – Block heaters
    It’s so cold, entire city blocks must be warmed at once to conserve energy. The Canadian paralament has considered lining up the conservative party outdoors in such weather, due to the amounts of hot air generated.

    – A serviette
    The sort of wife I’d like to have someday.

    Geography: Canada is said to have two seasons: winter and ______ ?

    – Construction.

    General knowledge: What’s an inuksuk?
    – Wht you get from an eskimo prostitute.

    Bonus question (not Canada related): what’s the common point between a lot of my blog posts’ titles?

    – Point? There’s a point? 😛

    (OK, this wasn’t really an entry. LOL)

    Ghosty’s last blog post..Farewell, Charlton

  2. P.S.: I hereby apologize to Gordon Stewart Anderson. Not only did I mis-type and proclaim him a ‘she’ instead of a ‘he’ in the midst of a rather tasteless joke, but it wasn’t his fault he ended up Canadian. BTW, I recommend “The Toronto You Are Leaving” heartily (the source of the ill-worded humor).

    Ghosty’s last blog post..Farewell, Charlton

  3. Ok…here we go.

    1. Alcohol, cannabis, tobacco.
    2. – Homo milk = homogenised milk.
    – A toque is a hat.
    – Block heaters are heaters that are used to warm car
    engines, making it easier to start them.
    – A serviette is a cloth or paper napkin.
    3. Winter and almiost winter.
    4. An inuksuk is a monument built from rocks.
    5. I don’t know that I’ve been reading long enough, but I’m
    going to say world citizenry.

    Jé Maverick’s last blog post..Just A Note – Brief Blog Postponement

  4. ok Teacher Zhu. Your humble student Sera
    offers the following answers/guesses. Um…
    guessing is allowed, right?

    1. Hockey, The weather and television
    2. Homo Milk = Whole milk.
    Toque = Hat or cap, usually sans brim.
    Block heaters = An engine heater, so you can
    start your car on cold mornings.
    Serviette = Napkin
    3. Six months of bad sledding.
    4. Inuksuk = Stone monument or tower.
    5. “Your New Life in Canada” (duh)
    Extra Credit: Rodney (Ontario) + herring =
    (a little jail bait)
    Extra Credit #2: Black pepper?
    No, I want toilette pepper.

    Seraphine’s last blog post..The Love-Knot

  5. Hey ZHU, good idea a contest!
    hmmm, I must use a wordbook to make forst a translation, to understand your questions, because I think its ‘slang’
    _____________________
    Sociology: Name three Canadian addictions. “1) coffee and Cola 2) mac Donalds fast food, and take-away doggie bags 3)big shopping malls and the Dollar-rama store.
    Vocabulary: Give the meaning of these words/ expressions:
    – Homo milk = milk for gays or lesbians? 😉 😳
    – A toque = a topic or wrong tongue’ 🙄
    – Block heaters = a kind of heating for flats/high 💡 buildings, or it might be a squar heat?
    – A serviette= the wrong name for ‘napkin’ or ‘a french looking napkin?’ 😀

    Geography: Canada is said to have two seasons: winter and ______ winter? 😕 😎 its always snow and ice in Canada it seems….
    General knowledge: What’s an inuksuk? ‘a fool or a sucker’or ‘an indian bike’
    Bonus question (not Canada related): what’s the common point between a lot of my blog posts’ titles, “From you titles I see/read this: that you/ZHU try to become a real Canadian person with a French look/eye, with many questions about Canadian Habits, but I read in that , that you are really making progress, get used to the Canadian life style?”

    ________________________
    OK This were my answers , have giev it a good try, and I have no clue if my answers are right or not, I have been in Canada and my Dutch family is living in Canada, so I have some references , but its mostly a quess from me…
    ___
    Answer on your question(on my blog) No we are not escaping for the cold/snow and ice, but we just like tomake short trips, to give you an idea: Belgium is laying near to Holland (as you know because Belgium is also near to France)
    we like to make more trips as soon as the weather is warmer, and BTW the sun is shining here, the snow pics are made on our last trip in luxemburg…
    Have agood rest of the week! 🙂 JoAnn’s greetings

    JoAnn’s D eYES From Holland’s last blog post..“L”=LEAVE for holiday, ABC

  6. OK, actual answers to actual questions. Maybe.
    ===

    Sociology: Name three Canadian addictions.
    – Hockey, beer and poutine (sp?).

    Vocabulary: Give the meaning of these words/ expressions:
    – Homo milk
    Homogenized milk, of course.
    – A toque
    A winter hat.
    – Block heaters
    I have one, it’s a heater for the engine of your car so it starts easier in cold weather.
    – A serviette
    I’m not certain … isn’t it a napkin?

    Geography: Canada is said to have two seasons: winter and ______ ?
    … I have no idea. I’m going to go with “winter” and “hockey pre-season”.

    General knowledge: What’s an inuksuk?
    I only know the term because I’m reading “Robot Visions” by Issac Asimov, and a review made use of the word to mean ‘human-like’ in reference to robots. So, I’m going to say ‘robotic Inuit’ and look like an ass. 😛

    Bonus question (not Canada related): what’s the common point between a lot of my blog posts’ titles?

    … there’s a point? *wink*

  7. Ok, for my “wild card” I left a comment
    on my blog about your website and ad contest.
    For my “domesticated card” I cleaned a
    cobweb I saw hanging from the ceiling of
    my bedroom, visible in the morning light
    from my window. That makes a pair, and
    a pair trumps old maid, gin and uno. Oui.

    Seraphine’s last blog post..Dial ?5? if You Have Special Needs

  8. Let me try a stab on this.

    1. The three Canadian addictions are: skiing, hockey, and videogames.
    2. Homo milk – homogenized milk, toque – type of headgear, a type of knitted hat usually woolen, block heater – a heater for the car so that the engine would have less trouble starting up, serviette – table napkin.
    3. Canada has two seasons, winter and road repair.
    4. An inuksuk is a stone landmark used by Inuit peoples, the flag of Nunavut features one.
    5. Bonus: Most of your blog titles feature a name of a location, either in Europe or in Canada.

    And don’t worry, I will blog about this contest tomorrow.

    Linguist-in-Waiting’s last blog post..Not-so-Lost in Translation

  9. I’m probably too late, but it’s still fun to answer.
    As a new Canadian, I can answer these easily –
    Three addictions – donuts, hockey and America

    Homo milk – who cares what it means – it comes in a bag! (whole milk)
    toque – hat
    block heaters – heats the car when it gets cold
    serviette – napkin, i think

    Winter and road repair season

    Inuksuk – one of those Inuit statue things – like the Vancouver Olympics Logo

    Bonus – I really don’t know.

    johnada’s last blog post..7 THINGS ABOUT STUFF (Part 2)

  10. 1. hockey, doughnuts, masturbation
    2.
    – full fat milk for gay men
    – a winter wooly hat
    – heaters you plug in for your engine or head
    – a sexy petite waitress or a napkin
    3. winter and winter
    4. Inuit oral sex
    5. CANADA

  11. 1. 3 Canadian addictions: eating too much maple syrup, making ice sculptures, moose sex.

    2. homo milk – milk that is only sold to homosexuals (has hormones to help sex change).

    toque – Spanish for “a touch”, but since we’re talking Canada, that’s probably not it.

    block heaters – a heater to melt blocks of ice.

    serviette – A cute name that Canadian computer geeks use for their servers.

    3. Canada’s seasons: Winter and more winter.

    4. I don’t know but it sounds kind of obscene.

    5. Food

    Okay, done screwing around, now I’ll do the real thing. 🙂

    Theresa’s last blog post..Kukuxumusu!

  12. 1. Smoking, drinking, and gambling (like in most parts of the world).

    2. Homo milk – Homogenized 3.25% milk.

    Toque – a knitted winter hat that is typical in Canada.

    Block heaters – heaters used to warm the engine block and lubricants of a car, making the engine easier to start in freezing weather.

    Serviette – napkin

    3. Canada’s two seasons: Winter and Construction.

    4. An inuksuk is a man-made stone landmark used by the Inuits.

    5. Canada

    I did a review on Stumble and tomorrow I’ll do a post about the contest, so I claim both wild cards. 🙂

    Theresa’s last blog post..Kukuxumusu!

  13. Sociology: Name three Canadian addictions. ” Hockey, Beer, and Football”
    Vocabulary: Give the meaning of these words/ expressions:
    – Homo milk ( 3.25% milk)
    – A toque ( brimlees woolen hat)
    – Block heaters ( used in cars to keep the engine oil warm during the winter)
    – A serviette ( a napkin)

    Geography: Canada is said to have two seasons: winter and ______ ? Summer
    General knowledge: What’s an inuksuk? It is a stone statue uses a trail marker

    Colleen’s last blog post..A Fish Out of Water

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