Vowels and bowels

February 24, 2011 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

This Tuesday night’s quiz in Gilligans, Claremorris, was hosted by Galway man John. He’s one of several Johns, yours truly included, who come along to this regular quiz night.  Perhaps, Johns are predisposed to quizzing? Perhaps John is just a popular name round these parts? Who can say?

This John, anyway, is a big fan of anagrams and letter play. He asked several questions of a literal nature. Some of these stumped my team and are, obviously, included in the usual list after the ‘Continue’.

We did manage to get these ones though:

  • What two parts of the body are anagrams of each other?
  • Which tree’s name features all five vowels and just two other letters?

My team-mates on the night were Pat and Jimmy.  Jimmy’s a bit of a genius when it comes to geography.  Before I had even turned my head in his direction, he told me that Kigali is the capital of Rwanda! Handy man to have on the team.


  1. Who is the new Garda Commisioner?
  2. If a month starts on a Sunday, what will it have that no other month has?
  3. What is the literal meaning of the word “eskimo”?
  4. What is the current Irish minimum wage?
  5. The Swaythling Cup is played for in which sport?
  6. Epistaxis is the medical term for what common complaint?
  7. Four words in the English language end in -dous. Tremendous, stupendous, and horrendous are three. What is the other?
  8. Name either of the two words in the English language which contain all five vowels and in the right order.
  9. What word signifies the existance of more than one form of an element e.g. carbon can be graphite, diamond etc?
  10. Which Italian city was once home to the Stradivarius family?

Picture round*:

Give ’em a go.  Answers (including the first two) will be up tomorrow.

* The first challenge with the picture round was to decipher the labyrinthine numbering arrangement. 🙂

2 responses to Vowels and bowels

  1. If you were watching Trivia you would have got Epistaxis!

    I could also have helped you with the allotropes.

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