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10/06/20 Grif.Net – Awfully Good Oxymorons

10/06/20 Grif.Net – Awfully Good Oxymorons

Eun=
ice R. saw some oxymorons that were “pretty ugly” and =
e-mailed asking if I could make them a Grif.Net blog post.  Of =
course, thought Bob with “eloquent silence”, it would be =
hard to put them in a sentence. So I gave her a “definite =
maybe” even if I couldn’t give her an “exact =
estimate” of when I would post it since I’ve been in =
“ill health”.]

 

**a=
lone together

 

**b=
ittersweet

 

**c=
ivil war

 

**c=
learly misunderstood

 

**c=
rash landing

 

**d=
eafening silence

 

**d=
evout atheist

 

**f=
ound missing

 

**f=
reezer burn

 

**g=
enuine imitation

 

**j=
umbo shrimp

 

**l=
iving dead

 

**l=
oosely sealed

 

~~A=
NSWERS TO WISCONSIN TRIVIA~~

1. =
What is Wisconsin’s official State Instrument?

The=
State dance (polka) is listed with the accordion, considered by some =
the official instrument

 

2. =
What was once legally required in Wisconsin to serve with apple =
pie?

Che=
ese (usually cheddar)

 

3. =
What political party was born in Rippon, Wisconsin?

Rep=
ublican

 

4. =
What yellow/black football fan favorite is made in Baraboo, =
Wisconsin?

Pit=
tsburgh Steeler’s Terrible Towels are made there

 

5. =
For what medicinal herb does Wisconsin harvest 95% of country’s =
production?

Gin=
seng

 

6. =
What percentage of Wisconsin’s milk is used for cheese?

90%=

 

7. =
What food outsells hot dogs at Miller Park (baseball stadium of the =
Milwaukee Brewers)?

Bra=
ts

 

8. =
Watertown, Wisconsin is famous for the first of what educational =
classes?

Kin=
dergarten

 

9. =
What major development in typing was invented in Kenosha, =
Wisconsin?

The=
QWERTY keyboard

 

10.=
Willows, Wisconsin, is the hometown of what fashion icon?

Bar=
bie Millicent Roberts (the Barbie doll)

 

11.=
What is Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, “capital of the world” =
in?

Tro=
lls

 

12.=
100,000 people ‘flood’ Warren, Wisconsin (population: 400) =
every year for the this festival.

Cra=
nberry Festival (CranFest)

 

13.=
What nickname did Wisconsin earn from its early lead =
miners?

Bad=
ger State (as they dug into the cliffs like the animal for shelter in =
the winter)

 

14.=
What 20 pound item fell from the sky in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, for which =
they now have an annual festival?

Spu=
tnik

 

15.=
What popular dessert was invented in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, at the =
Washington House in 1881?

The=
ice cream sundae was served in Two Rivers, Wisconsin in =
1881

 

16.=
What famous naturalist and mountaineer spent his youth on Fountain Lake =
Farm near Portage, Wisconsin?

Joh=
n Muir

 

17.=
  What was banned from sale or use in Wisconsin from 1895 to 1967 =
and still cannot be served in a restaurant unless specifically ordered =
by the customer?

Ole=
o Margarine

 

18.=
Richland Center, Wisconsin, was home to which of America’s great =
architects?

Fra=
nk Lloyd Wright

 

19.=
What news satirical publication was founded in Madison, Wisconsin, in =
1988?

The=
Onion

 

20.=
We know “On Wisconsin” as a football fight song. When did =
that original slogan first appear?

At =
the Battle of Missionary Ridge (Chattanooga) during the Civil =
War

 

Bon=
us 20a. Who coined the phrase “On Wisconsin” and what was =
his reward?

Uni=
on soldier Arthur MacArthur, Jr. grabbed the colors and charged. He was =
awarded the Medal of Honor.  He was father of Gen Douglas MacArthur =
of World War II

 

Bon=
us 20b. What was the original name of the Tune to this fight song that =
was rejected by the University?

Tun=
e was “Minnesota, Minnesota” – rejected by the =
University of Minnesota; later called by John Philip Sousa the greatest =
marching song for a college

 

~~

Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net =
www.grif.net

"Jesus =
Knows Me, This I Love!"