Thursday, February 23, 2006

Another Latin contest

Cave, Latin skolars;* time for another contest. Quid est pabulum:

Guare attended Georgetown University and Yale University. His education clearly paid off because in 1968 he won an Obie (Off-Broadway Theater) award for his one-act play Muzeeka.

What's going on in this paragraph that we'd rather not have going on in our pages?

*For bonus points: Name the 20th-century work of British fiction in which "Hogwarts" first appears.


Blogger Stephanie Milner said...

Post hoc ergo propter hoc. The award isn't necessarily a result of his education at Georgetown.

As for Hogwarts, I want to say Harry Potter, but I have a sneaking feeling this is a trick question.

6:07 PM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger fev said...

Wouldn't be any fun if it wasn't a trick question, would it?

6:18 PM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger Stephanie Milner said...

The majority of my book collection comprises British authors, but I don't know the answer. I find this disconcerting.

There is a Hogwart character in the movie "Labyrinth," though.

6:31 PM, February 23, 2006  
Anonymous Tom said...

The Molesworth books. No idea which mentioned it first. (Didn't know it. Surfed to find it.)

6:36 PM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger fev said...

The scoring so far: Still looking for one more possible answer to the Latin question.

If yuou hav discovered MOLESWORTH only thruough surfing and not by dint of REEDING well yuou hav only yuourself to blame. As any fule kno. Anewa he sa everething you need to kno about SKOOL and for a taste visit J-Skool Online link to yuour rihgt. See if it contane part about when masters stage a LATIN pla.

10:17 PM, February 23, 2006  

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