For those who tried to crack the Easter Eggheads last Friday courtesy of Jessica Norrie.. here are the answers and be grateful that Jessica is not the quiz master for your local pub.. enough to drive you to drink! Thanks Jessica for the entertainment….
Oh dear! People said my Easter Eggheads Book Quiz was too hard! I didn’t mean to scramble anyone’s brains. Here are the answers, so you can pretend you knew them all along and pass on the pain to your friends:
- Who printed a story in which a “good wyf” from Southern England thought a merchant from the North was speaking French, because he asked for eggys which she knew as eyren? The clue was in the verb, to print. The printer was William Caxton in 1490, and he tells the story to illustrate the (unchanged) difficulties of a proofreader and typesetter, in his prologue to the Eneydes (Virgil’s Aenid). This had already been translated from Latin to French and he was now printing an English version. Actually I found the reference on a post about Shrove Tuesday, here.
- Who shouted “What, you egg! […] Young fry of treachery!
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