Endless summer
Etiquette Comes and Goes
Evolving Language
“Q”s
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As children, we dug in the dirt during outdoor play. Many enjoy re-creating that activity

as an adult by practicing this hobby.

As children, we dug in the dirt during outdoor play. Many enjoy re-creating that activity

as an adult by practicing this hobby.

100

You should do this if RSVP appears on the invitation.

What is respond? You should usually do this whether you’re asked or not. Sometimes, regrets only is printed on the invitation. In that case, honor the sender’s wishes.

100

Also called films, we used to watch them in theaters,

then on VHS and DVD; now we stream them from the internet.

What are movies? Today, most home viewing is done by streaming movies on the internet through subscription services.

100

This blanket is made by sewing scraps of fabric into intricate designs.

What is quilt? They originated in the Middle East and were brought to Europe in the 11th century.

200

This type of pool exercise is safe for people of all ages.

What is swimming or water aerobics? Water activities are low impact and provide

many health benefits.

200

At the table, this goes on your lap.

What is napkin? While it is useful for discreetly wiping one’s hands, at a fine restaurant

It is also considered poor etiquette to use your napkin to wipe your face.

200

This piece of equipment, which was once used for voice communication, has taken over many people’s lives.

What is phone? Today’s phones double as cameras and have apps that mimic computer programs. Even with all the expanded capabilities, we still call them phones. The official term is smartphone or device.

200

In this 1970s drama, Jack Krugman played a medical examiner.

What is Quincy? You were just as likely to find Dr. Quincy in the field as you were to see him in the morgue. He had a knack for solving crimes.

300

This is a favorite summertime citrus beverage.

What is lemonade? Try adding mint or raspberries to lemonade for a special treat.

300

Your mother probably warned you that these should never go on the table while eating.

What are elbows? 

Today, it is still considered improper to have elbows on the table when plates of food are on it. However, between courses or after the meal, this rule is no longer considered necessary according to etiquette experts.

300

When we were young, people looked forward to this recurring, two-day respite from work as party time.

What is weekend? Now, many people look at it as a time to catch up on sleep, to destress, and/or to run errands and do housework.

300

When someone becomes sick or infected, they might be expected to spend time at home in this 10-letter word.

What is quarantine? The practice of quarantining began in the 14th century. At the time, they would require ships to anchor and quarantine for 40 days before landing in Venice.

400

This simple, everyday activity can help build strong

bones, improve mobility, and relieve stress.

What is walking? In addition to physical benefits, it

boosts mental activity.

400

During an earlier era, we didn’t wear this color after Labor Day.

What is white? Depending on where you live, white wasn’t worn either before Easter or after Labor Day. These days, anything goes.

400

We used to think of apples as fruit; today it’s also the name of this type of company.

What is computer? Steve Jobs loved apples and came up with the name after visiting an apple orchard.

400

This is the minimum number of members who must be present to transact business.

What is quorum? It can be a fixed number of people or a percentage of the body.

500

This is name of the longest day of the year  in the Northern Hemisphere.

What is Summer Solstice, is also (astronomically speaking) the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. It takes place when the sun reaches its highest and northernmost point in the sky, so it doesn’t always occur on the same day each year. In 2021, it occurred on Sunday, June 20th, but these days, it shifts between June 20th, 21st, and 22nd.

500

Once upon a time, a man should not have worn this in the house.

What is hat? It’s still perfectly proper to remove the hat when entering a building.

500

Now we say food and drink. People used to say this generic protein and drink.

What is meat? Previously, the word meat was used to refer to any solid food.

500

Four buildings placed in a manner that make up a rectangle or square is called this.

The buildings need not touch each other.

What is quadrangle (or quad)? The placement of the buildings in a quadrangle creates an enclosure.

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