Old McDonald had a .....
One of the more perplexing questions asked at the quiz last night was not actually a quiz question. People wondered, "Why are we singing ‘Old McDonald had a farm'?"
More of that later.
The pub is now hosting a monthly quiz (thanks Camille & Micha) and the series got off to a strange start. Because of a mix up with the license, no alcohol could be served; so we brought our own. Those of us who remembered shared with those that hadn't and with that all friendships were on hold for the competitive part of the night.
The quiz was split into 8 categories with 8 individuals setting and asking the questions. They were set at a level where there was no repetition of a ‘Norway' or zero score in a round as, embarrassingly, happened last time.
Excellent rounds from Ellie Aspinall and Nick Janiurek on History and Astronomy respectively, were good rounds from the younger villagers whilst Martin Gallon asked music questions from the 50's to the present day. A more literary approach came from Jan Coulthard who tested us on Yorkshire playwrights.
The winners were a strong combination of Pikes, Seamans and Smiths who managed to take the plaudits with the minimum of gloating.
...and Old McDonald? Well, Pauline Worthy, who returns to the village for the quiz, set questions on animals. The last question referred to animals she chased whilst evacuated to a farm during the war. The farmer was called McDonald and she led the bemused pub in a full rendition of the song.
Hey Ho, what next?
10 green ......