23 comments for “Not so much a quiz as …

  1. dearieme
    November 28, 2019 at 20:38


  2. Stuart
    November 28, 2019 at 20:48

    # 2,4 & 15
    #7 if participating in your wife’s birthing of two children doesn’t count.
    All in all, I’m satisfied.

  3. November 28, 2019 at 21:08

    Mine totalled five.

  4. November 28, 2019 at 21:14

    Well, I protest – after a fashion – that there is some unfairness here to the male sex. In the strictest interpretation of birthing a child, they cannot. However, being present is actually no mean thing – if it is the most one can do on the issue.

    So I claim (absence of) a mere 3 or 4.

    And I protest further. In the grandness of one’s experience (especially the choosing to experience), equating is weird for many of these things. For example had chickenpox (not optional and no mistake of one’s own, even if one’s mother decided infection earlyish in life would be better for one) versus divorced (surely a real mistake by someone at some time) versus been to Niagara Falls (pretty much a not very significant choice).

    Best regards

  5. ivan
    November 28, 2019 at 21:24

    Total 5.

    The big problem with these type pf questions id that they are US centric and as a consequence some of the items are irrelevant to anyone not living there.

  6. November 28, 2019 at 21:29


  7. woodsy42
    November 28, 2019 at 22:54

    Question 7 is genderist, so I claim 5 out of 19.

  8. November 28, 2019 at 22:55

    Seven for me.
    If getting staples in the skull counts as ‘stitches.’

  9. Chuckles
    November 28, 2019 at 23:46

    The ‘birthed children’ I think needs translation by someone with suitable transAtlantic tonsils.

    Could mean the literal, or ‘delivered a child’, or ‘contributed 9months or so earlier’ and several other interpretations.

    Otherwise, no tats, and never been to the Grand Canyon

  10. dearieme
    November 28, 2019 at 23:47

    Why is being stung by a bee categorically different from being stung by a wasp?

    Or, come to that, by a nettle?

  11. November 29, 2019 at 05:33

    ‘Birthed children’ does read ‘appallingly’, why not ‘given birth’? One assumes it’s to children.

    I need to change mine to 4.

  12. Toodles
    November 29, 2019 at 05:54

    15…which is not necessarily a bragging thing with some of those questions…14…I won’t count punching my brother when I was a kid. Fortunately, or unfortunately the others firmly stand.

    • November 29, 2019 at 05:57

      You’re up late. 🙂

      Punching your brother? We’re going to need a full confession on this, y’know. 🙂

  13. November 29, 2019 at 09:20


    How many Americans have been to Ashby dela Zouche. How many have seen Up Hellya (sp). #2 and #12 should be replaced. How many ladies have had a kick in the balls? (Bruce Jenner excepted)

  14. Lord T
    November 29, 2019 at 10:57

    4 as I can’t have children even though I identified as a women for ten whole minutes and tried.
    Niagara, Grand Canyon as they are a tad far away.
    Not got a tat.
    Still trying on the giving birth as I have discovered it needs an injection of some sort from a bloke, or maybe someone who identifies as a bloke. It’s gotten a bit hazy over the last decade.

    • dearieme
      November 29, 2019 at 14:31

      The GC is worth a look, Lord T.

      A hole in the ground,
      Big but not round it was.

  15. Mark Matis
    November 29, 2019 at 12:58

    Four – For 4, 8, 15, and 19.

  16. james wilson
    November 30, 2019 at 07:41

    1. No tats.
    Not sure if this means I win or lose this contest.

  17. Toodles
    November 30, 2019 at 10:13

    Brother…yes…never got in physical scuffles with my siblings much at all(except crazy older sis…we still dart from her) and this particular one was the one I was closest to since we once shared a womb together.

    We were teens at the time I punched him. The girls had started taking a real liking to him and he thought he was something all of the sudden. This day in particular, after having had two or three or more different girls in my classes that day swoon to me about him I could see why he thought he was something all of the sudden.

    Once home I was in the kitchen making a PBJ sandwich as I had skipped lunch that day. After I had made it and proceeded to clean up after myself I went to get my sandwich and discovered it was gone. You know who had it in his grubby paws. I told him that the sandwich was mine. He said otherwise. I told him it was MY sandwich! Had he asked nicely I would have given him mine, or made one for him since I was making mine anyway. But to steal it was wrong! Lying about stealing it just made it worse!

    We had words and then he socked me in my arm! If you knew this fella you would be shocked, especially for him hitting me. He adored me. Also, he is 6ft, a gentle giant type and I am quite a bit under that..a badger type (joshing…sweet as ice tea I am!). He is kind. I am kind too, but not so sweet all the time about it!!! Well, I socked him back in his arm. ( refer to the chart above – N 14.) It is hard to be effective when you have to tippy toe to sock someone in the arm.

    Realising the fist-a-cuffs would not be beneficial for my cause, I rconnoitered. Noticing he had put the sandwich down to grab a glass of milk I took it off the dish and proceeded to peel off the top piece of bread. As he fiddled with his milk and we were still having words I asked him if he really wanted MY sandwich. He said no he wanted HIS sandwich.

    ‘Okay..here’s your sandwich!!!’ I stretched my best stretch and right smack dap in the face I planted HIS open faced PBJ sandwich!!!

    What do you know…he laughed his socks off!!!!

    That punch from him in my arm hurt, but I never let him know. Nope. Of course he never hit me again and was my protector against anyone had I needed it. I found out I had needed it, but didn’t know about it until we were grown.

    I am not so crazy about PBJ sandwiches either.

    In high school the girls continued to call, chase him, ask me all about him…I would cross my eyes when they did, so they eventually stopped.

    The End.

    • November 30, 2019 at 10:39

      Siblings! Never had one, so I wouldn’t know.

  18. Toodles
    November 30, 2019 at 20:48

    Follow directions….my mantra to my family….’how many have you NOT done’…er…5?. Five. Five. Oh brother.

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