Good morning, and welcome to Wednesday already! Only two days for me in Corporate World and we’re halfway through the week; have I mentioned lately how much I love long weekends?
(Oh, and one more thing: I apologize for this story in advance. No hard feelings, ok? You’re all still Wonderful, I promise).
In addition to looking at pictures of Michael Buble – I mean, researching – and mentally colour co-ordinating everyone’s outfits on the golf course – I mean, being athletic – I celebrated Canada Day on Monday by taking the Canada Day Quiz that was published in The Toronto Star, one of our national newspapers.
My mom and I tackled the questions together, and I’m sorry to say that we weren’t exactly bleeding red and white by the time we were finished. Our final score was 26/37.
amb: Hey Dad, what’s 26 out of 37?
amb: like as a percentage. We got 26 out of 37 on the Canada Day quiz, so we’re trying to figure out what our score would be.
Dad: Well, let’s see. 33 out of 37 would be 90%, so if you got 26 out of 37, then your score would be –
Shutterbug Sis: American.
Today’s word is: jocose: given to joking, waggish, humourous
In other words …
Is Sis a jocose little Shutterbug, or what?!?
For the record, 26 out of 37 is a score of 70%. And for the record, that quiz was hard! Here’s one of the questions for you:
Which fictional combination was not among the actual proposed bank mergers that then-finance minister Paul Martin blocked in 1998?
a) Royal Bank of Canada and Bank of Montreal
b) Bank of Nova Scotia and CIBC
c) Toronto Dominion Bank and CIBC
I’ll give you a hint: Mom and I got this one wrong. Take your best guess in the Comments, and I’ll reveal the answer tomorrow!
In the meantime, Happy Almost 4th of July, my USA-dwelling Wonderfuls. If I don’t see you tomorrow, I’ll assume it’s because of the holiday, and not because of Shutterbug’s and my sense of humour … right?