Recurring Decimals…..

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A Quiz

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A relatively obscure question, but if you know and share my literary taste, the answer jumps out:

What is the link between the following words:  “phthisis, psychic, and ptarmigan” (apart from obvious) ?


Written by BongoP'o'ndit

January 20, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Posted in Fun, LOL, Trivia

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  1. Bongo:

    Funny, you should ask this question.

    See one of my very early posts:


    January 20, 2009 at 9:30 pm

  2. PG Woodhouse?


    January 22, 2009 at 7:24 pm

  3. PthiRsis, surely? Must go back and check.

    The “P” is silent, as in Psmith. (That ad, my dear man, oh, that ad! “Someone to take the dog for a walk … Someone to assassinate your aunt … Crime not objected to … As long as it has nothing to do with fish”)

    My favourite PGW book, and that’s saying a lot.


    J. Alfred Prufrock

    January 23, 2009 at 3:03 pm

  4. @all:

    @JAP: it is phthisis !! (apparently an old definition of TB).

    This is close to being my fav PGW. but certainly the flower-pot throwing (by the Efficient Baxter) is up there with Gussie Fink-Nottle’s prize distribution among the funniest scenes ever written.


    January 29, 2009 at 3:41 am

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