[Editor Note: Thanks to SeniorsSkiing.com Correspondent Don Burch for this challenging test. Good luck, you’ll need it. Answers at the end.]

5 Comments

  1. Avatar Dr. Gretchen Rous Besser says:

    Don, that was a fun test that I might have aced had you not let the horse out of the barn. One grammatical bone to pick, however. Since “sourpuss” is a noun and “grumpy” a verb, you might consider switching to “Sourpuss is to GRUMP as ice chunks are to…”

    • Avatar Wayne Ferguson says:

      Isn’t grumpy an adjective? as in grumpy (old) man. Or an adverb as in too young to be grumpy. or s/ he is grumpy.

  2. Avatar Esteban E Sarmiento says:

    Don Burch:
    Hope this will be helpful.
    # 6c There are no alligators in Antarctica. Seniors at all terrain parks may not be as common as children, tweens and teens, but nonetheless can be found there. Terribly, imprecise analogy.

    #3
    Verizon is a type/brand of phone service.
    Vail is one of many ski resorts
    Volkl is a type/brand of ski.
    Explain why only Vail is correct. Vague analogy

    #4 Snowplow can be a machine or it can be a skiing maneuver/turn
    Addition is part of Algebra. Snowplow the machine is not part of carving. Moreover it is arguable if snowplow the maneuver can be correctly referred to as carving, it is more precisely referred to as plowing. Imprecise analogy.

    #10 Skijoring is a sport that involves a horse/animal or a motorized vehicle pulling a person on skis. One does not need a t-bar to ski. In alpine skiing the participant takes advantage of gravity to move. A T-bar is a mechanism for going up a mountain but is not integral to the sport of skiing.
    Incorrect analogy.

    #9 Death cookies are a specific size of ice chunks. big chunks are referred to as baby-heads or boulders and very small ones as sugar.
    Sourpuss and grump are vague terms ( the former describing looks and the latter sound utterances), but are more or less the synonyms. One is not a type of another. Imprecise analogy.

  3. Avatar Kelli Majiros says:

    That was fun! Thanks!

  4. Avatar Wayne Ferguson says:

    Isn’t grumpy an adjective? as in grumpy (old) man. Or an adverb as in too young to be grumpy. or s/ he is grumpy.

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