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A glimpse inside the mind of the quizmaster [Feb. 15th, 2018|05:55 pm]
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Reading the G2 section of yesterday's Guardian over breakfast this morning, as is my habit (up-to-the-minute news I can get from the radio; I like my newspaper a little aged, a little matured) I was all set to turn the page on Jess Cartner-Morley's report from New York fashion week. No reflection on Ms C-M, whose columns in the colour magazine I find very readable, but reports from the shows are a step further into fashion than I want to go -

But something in the first paragraph caught my eye: "the matriarchal Mosuo tribe of China." If I'd read that earlier, I'd have been able to answer the question in last night's pub quiz, which described the tribe and asked where they lived (no-one on our team knew that one).

Coincidence? I think not: in the final paragraph of the same article, I read "As Naomi Wolf pointed out in The Beauty Myth..." If I'd read that earlier, I wouldn't have voted for spelling Ms. Wolf with two Fs.

From time to time we ask F. where he finds the information for his questions; I don't think he has ever mentioned the Guardian's fashion reports in answering.

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