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Monday Pub Quiz Action In The Great Village of Edinburgh

Are you in the village tonight? Are you a village citizen of the BURGER or La Leith? Do you need quiz action tonight? Dman right you do:

7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot :£100. Cheat: One of the picture round answers is Monet.

9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot: £60. Cheat: One of the music round hits is by Tame Impala. This is one of my infrequent concessions to youth although the tune is from two years ago, so to some of the younger quizgoers this will equate to Fred Flintstone.

Time spins slowly and fast and if you feel slightly dead inside after all these years then you’re probably doing it right.

The video appears to be a fan-made effort linking sequences from Twin Peaks to the Tame Impala song. It kinda goes. Makes sense.

Do you eat meat? Did you know that if you eat meat then an animal has to die. I’m kinda shocked. Maybe I’ll stop eating meat.

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Baby Animal Murderer Sheds Light On Outdoorsmans’ Terminology at City Pub Quiz

I had a fairly inconsequential (first round) question last week where I asked for teams to give the four-letter word for the young of a deer.

Answer: Fawn (The additional clue was given by the fact that it was the same-letter round and the letter was F).

However, as I ask the question, one guy pipes up with “What species?”

I reply honestly enough: “I don’t know… a normal deer?”

Later, I asked him what he was talking about. He said that if it’s a red deer then it’s not a fawn, it’s a “calf”.

I asked him how he knew and he said that he used to disembowel them.


“I used to live on Knoydart,” he says, “We used to take them down off the hills and disembowel them. Big ones, and little ones too.”

The time to disemboweled by draws near.

“Was this for food?”

“Oh, they’re pests, they eat all the trees, and there’s millions of the buggers. There’s no wolves, see?”


So, although there is no strict logical connection between murdering an animal and knowing the technical term for its young, I thought there’s a chance me might know his onions so I head to God (aka Wikipedia) to check out the straight facts.

Wiki gives us this:

"For most types of deer in modern English usage, the male is a buck and the female a doe, but the terms vary with dialect, and according to the size of the species. The male red deer is a stag, while for other large species the male is a bull, the female a cow, as in cattle. In older usage, the male of any species is a hart, especially if over five years old, and the female is a hind, especially if three or more years old.[109] The young of small species is a fawn and of large species a calf; a very small young may be a kid. A castrated male is a havier.[110] A group of any species is a herd. The adjective of relation is cervine; like the family name Cervidae, this is from Latin: cervus, meaning stag or deer."

So there you have it. Blood-handed, wild-eyed, mountain-roaming outdoors type is correct.

Question edited.

Database saved.

Job done.


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