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PowerPoint Presentation: Siddhant Sadangi EEE, 3rd Year ETYMOLOGY QUIZ 1) The name X consists of two parts: one meaning "three" and another meaning "water caltrop" (also called "water chestnut"), and hence "rhombus", which is reflected in the famous logo. It is also translated as "three diamonds". : 1) The name X consists of two parts: one meaning "three" and another meaning "water caltrop" (also called "water chestnut"), and hence "rhombus", which is reflected in the famous logo. It is also translated as " three diamonds ". Answer: MITSUBISHI: Answer: MITSUBISHI The name Mitsubishi consists of two parts: " mitsu " meaning "three" and " hishi “ "water caltrop" (also called "water chestnut"), and hence "rhombus", which is reflected in the company's famous logo. It is also translated as " three diamonds ". 2) ______, from French, literally "already seen", is the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced has been experienced in the past, whether it has actually happened or not. FITB: 2) ______ , from French, literally "already seen", is the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced has been experienced in the past, whether it has actually happened or not. FITB Answer: Déjà vu: Answer: Déjà vu 3) At places where 3 roads met, the Romans put up bulletins with information. Which word owes its modern definition to this practise? : 3) At places where 3 roads met, the Romans put up bulletins with information. Which word owes its modern definition to this practise ? Answer: TRIVIA (latin for 3 roads): Answer: TRIVIA ( latin for 3 roads) 4) Mary Anning found the first Ichthyosaurus fossil embedded in the cliffs along the English channel when she was 11. She went on to find the first Pterodactyl and Plesiosaurus fossils among many others and sold them to visitors. This is commonly held to be the source of what?: 4) Mary Anning found the first Ichthyosaurus fossil embedded in the cliffs along the English channel when she was 11. She went on to find the first Pterodactyl and Plesiosaurus fossils among many others and sold them to visitors. This is commonly held to be the source of what? Answer: The popular tongue- twister “She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore” : Answer: The popular tongue- twister “She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore” 5) X in Greek mythology was a hunter from the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty. He was the son of a river god named Cephissus and a nymph named Liriope. He was exceptionally proud, in that he disdained those who loved him. Nemesis saw this and attracted X to a pool where he saw his own reflection in the water and fell in love with it, not realizing it was merely an image. Unable to leave the beauty of his reflection, X died. ID X and whats his legacy? : 5) X in Greek mythology was a hunter from the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty. He was the son of a river god named Cephissus and a nymph named Liriope . He was exceptionally proud, in that he disdained those who loved him. Nemesis saw this and attracted X to a pool where he saw his own reflection in the water and fell in love with it, not realizing it was merely an image. Unable to leave the beauty of his reflection, X died. ID X and whats his legacy? Answer: Narcissus. He is the origin of the term Narcissism, a fixation with oneself: Answer: Narcissus. He is the origin of the term Narcissism, a fixation with oneself 6) It was named after an abduction at the Japanese Embassy in Lima, Peru, in 1996, when members of a militant movement took hostage hundreds of people attending a party at the official residence of Japan’s ambassador. Within a few hours, the abductors had set free most of the hostages, including the most valuable ones, owing to sympathy. What am I talking about? : 6) It was named after an abduction at the Japanese Embassy in Lima, Peru, in 1996, when members of a militant movement took hostage hundreds of people attending a party at the official residence of Japan’s ambassador. Within a few hours, the abductors had set free most of the hostages, including the most valuable ones, owing to sympathy. What am I talking about? Answer: Lima Syndrome, opposite of Stockholm Syndrome: Answer: Lima Syndrome, opposite of Stockholm Syndrome 7) Commonly referred to as the King of Monsters, its name is the portmanteau of the Japanese words meaning whale and gorilla. What?: 7) Commonly referred to as the King of Monsters, its name is the portmanteau of the Japanese words meaning whale and gorilla. What? Answer: Gojira: Answer: Gojira 8) The fact that there is no single word in English for the symbol has prompted some writers to use the French arobase or Spanish and Portuguese arroba—or to coin new words such as apetail. Which symbol?: 8) The fact that there is no single word in English for the symbol has prompted some writers to use the French arobase or Spanish and Portuguese arroba—or to coin new words such as apetail . Which symbol? Answer:: Answer: @ 9) This term was coined in 1966 by the Philadelphia Police who were sick of the traffic and crowds due to it? Which term? : 9) This term was coined in 1966 by the Philadelphia Police who were sick of the traffic and crowds due to it? Which term? Answer: Black Friday: Answer: Black Friday 10) In ancient Greece, some voting was done with beans. White and black beans were used to determine the nature of your vote. One would vote with the bean color for their choice and drop it in a jar to be counted by the officials later. However on a few occasions a clumsy voter would knock over the jar and reveal the beans and the outcome of the vote. Which phrase originated from this?: 10) In ancient Greece, some voting was done with beans. White and black beans were used to determine the nature of your vote. One would vote with the bean color for their choice and drop it in a jar to be counted by the officials later. However on a few occasions a clumsy voter would knock over the jar and reveal the beans and the outcome of the vote. Which phrase originated from this? Answer: Spill the beans: Answer: Spill the beans 11) The origin of this word goes all the way back to the Middle Ages to a defensive architectural feature of castles. Up at the top of the fortifications, designers put in small, oval windows that were tapered to be wider inside and narrower from the outside. This made the window difficult to hit from the outside by the enemies, but a good spot to fire arrows out of. : 11) The origin of this word goes all the way back to the Middle Ages to a defensive architectural feature of castles. Up at the top of the fortifications, designers put in small, oval windows that were tapered to be wider inside and narrower from the outside. This made the window difficult to hit from the outside by the enemies, but a good spot to fire arrows out of. Answer: This opening was called the loophole and later the term came to represent any opening that gave an advantage to one side in an argument or contract.: Answer: This opening was called the loophole and later the term came to represent any opening that gave an advantage to one side in an argument or contract. 12) The origin of this word is from the 17th century. Artisans used to come to work with their own tools for the job (usually in a X). When an employer wanted to fire someone, all he did was hand him his X and tell him to take his tools and leave.: 12) The origin of this word is from the 17th century. Artisans used to come to work with their own tools for the job (usually in a X ). When an employer wanted to fire someone, all he did was hand him his X and tell him to take his tools and leave. Answer: Sacked: Answer: Sacked 13) The origin of this word comes from a linen cloth that didn't hold up well. It was originally sold in the German Silesian area and purchased by London merchants for resale at a very low price. Eventually the public came to realize that the cloth was a very poor quality, and it was nicknamed X for the area from which it has been manufactured. The word soon became synonymous with anything that was of low- quality, didn't hold up, and was grungy-looking or inferior.: 13) The origin of this word comes from a linen cloth that didn't hold up well. It was originally sold in the German Silesian area and purchased by London merchants for resale at a very low price. Eventually the public came to realize that the cloth was a very poor quality, and it was nicknamed X for the area from which it has been manufactured. The word soon became synonymous with anything that was of low- quality, didn't hold up, and was grungy-looking or inferior. Answer: Sleazy: Answer: Sleazy 14) The general idea behind this phrase can be traced back to the days of sailing ships, when the wives of sailors sometimes accompanied their husbands on long ocean voyages. As privacy was scarce aboard these ships, goes the story, if a woman gave birth during the voyage, the delivery would often take place in the most secluded place available, which was between the cannons on the ship's gun deck. The child's birth would then noted in the ship's log as X.: 14) The general idea behind this phrase can be traced back to the days of sailing ships, when the wives of sailors sometimes accompanied their husbands on long ocean voyages. As privacy was scarce aboard these ships, goes the story, if a woman gave birth during the voyage, the delivery would often take place in the most secluded place available, which was between the cannons on the ship's gun deck. The child's birth would then noted in the ship's log as X. Answer: Son of a gun: Answer: Son of a gun 15) In its earliest incarnation in the 1700s, the expression described condemned men who struggled the longest when they were executed by hanging. The phrase later became even more popular after 1811’s Battle of Albuera during the Napoleonic Wars. In the midst of the fight, a wounded British officer named William Inglis supposedly urged his unit forward by bellowing “Stand your ground and X… make the enemy pay dear for each of us!” Inglis’ 57th Regiment suffered 75 percent casualties during the battle, and went on to earn the nickname “the Xs.”: 15) In its earliest incarnation in the 1700s, the expression described condemned men who struggled the longest when they were executed by hanging. The phrase later became even more popular after 1811’s Battle of Albuera during the Napoleonic Wars. In the midst of the fight, a wounded British officer named William Inglis supposedly urged his unit forward by bellowing “Stand your ground and X … make the enemy pay dear for each of us!” Inglis ’ 57th Regiment suffered 75 percent casualties during the battle, and went on to earn the nickname “the X s.” Answer: Die Hard: Answer: Die Hard 16) X comes from the Gaelic words uisge beatha, which literally mean “water of life.”: 16) X comes from the Gaelic words uisge beatha , which literally mean “water of life.” Answer: Whiskey: Answer: Whiskey Scottish people take their drinking really seriously! 17) It comes from the Greek τραγῳδία (tragodia) meaning the song of the male goat. The ancient Greeks thought goats were crazy sad, apparently. Also, they used to have performances where a chorus would dance around a goat and then ritually sacrifice him.: 17) It comes from the Greek τραγῳδία ( tragodia ) meaning the song of the male goat. The ancient Greeks thought goats were crazy sad, apparently. Also, they used to have performances where a chorus would dance around a goat and then ritually sacrifice him. Answer: Tragedy: Answer: Tragedy Tragic, for the goat! 18) This word comes from the Old French for ‘dead’ and ‘pledge’, and now I don’t want to buy a house anymore!: 18) This word comes from the Old French for ‘dead’ and ‘pledge’, and now I don’t want to buy a house anymore! Answer: Mort+gage: Answer: Mort+gage 19) According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first person to use “X" was a 75-year-old British admiral. His name was John Arbuthnot "Jacky" Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone, and he coined the term while writing his memoirs ... in 1917. Almost 100 years ago. The exact phrase was: "I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapia -- X (________) -- Shower it on the Admiralty!" (his subtle way of hinting that he hoped to be knighted).: 19) According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first person to use “ X " was a 75-year-old British admiral. His name was John Arbuthnot "Jacky" Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone , and he coined the term while writing his memoirs ... in 1917. Almost 100 years ago. The exact phrase was: " I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapia -- X (________) -- Shower it on the Admiralty! " (his subtle way of hinting that he hoped to be knighted). Answer: OMG!: Answer: OMG! 20) Czech playwright Karel Capek wrote a play called Rossum's Universal X. X comes from the Czech of "forced labor“ This would be a good moment to note that the Czech Republic is right next to Austria ... birthplace of the Terminator.: 20) Czech playwright Karel Capek wrote a play called Rossum's Universal X. X comes from the Czech of "forced labor“ This would be a good moment to note that the Czech Republic is right next to Austria ... birthplace of the Terminator. Answer: Robot: Answer: Robot PowerPoint Presentation: KEEP CALM AND QUIZ ON!!

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