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Sunday, January 31, 2010

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One word connects the 18th century Briton and the second image:











































Correct answers from Mainak, John Rebus, mit and Ameya.

Answer: Serendipity - Quoting John Rebus, "the pic is of Horace Walpole, who coined the word serendipity, which he derived from a fairy tale called The Three Princes of Serendip, which is set in the island of Serendip, which is the old Persian name of modern Sri Lanka."

6 comments:

amlan said...

Palk.the briton is Robert Palk and palk strait in Srilanka.

Mainak said...

Serendipity?

Word coined by the man in the first pic, Horace Walpole. Serendip is also the Persian name for Sri Lanka.

John Rebus said...

Serendipity.

The pic is of Horace Walpole, who coined the word serendipity, which he derived from a fairy tale called The Three Princes of Serendip, which is set in the island of Serendip, which is the old Persian name of modern Sri Lanka.

mit said...

Pic 1=Horace Walpole, Pic 2= Sri Lanka. The word serendipity comes from serendip, the Persian name for Sri Lanka,and was coined by Horace Walpole.

Navin Pai said...

wild guess of the month:

Fonseka

Ameya said...

The word derives from Serendip, the Persian name for Sri Lanka,[3] and was coined by Horace Walpole on 28 January 1754 in a letter he wrote to his friend Horace Mann

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Connect

One word connects the 18th century Briton and the second image:











































Correct answers from Mainak, John Rebus, mit and Ameya.

Answer: Serendipity - Quoting John Rebus, "the pic is of Horace Walpole, who coined the word serendipity, which he derived from a fairy tale called The Three Princes of Serendip, which is set in the island of Serendip, which is the old Persian name of modern Sri Lanka."

6 comments:

amlan said...

Palk.the briton is Robert Palk and palk strait in Srilanka.

Mainak said...

Serendipity?

Word coined by the man in the first pic, Horace Walpole. Serendip is also the Persian name for Sri Lanka.

John Rebus said...

Serendipity.

The pic is of Horace Walpole, who coined the word serendipity, which he derived from a fairy tale called The Three Princes of Serendip, which is set in the island of Serendip, which is the old Persian name of modern Sri Lanka.

mit said...

Pic 1=Horace Walpole, Pic 2= Sri Lanka. The word serendipity comes from serendip, the Persian name for Sri Lanka,and was coined by Horace Walpole.

Navin Pai said...

wild guess of the month:

Fonseka

Ameya said...

The word derives from Serendip, the Persian name for Sri Lanka,[3] and was coined by Horace Walpole on 28 January 1754 in a letter he wrote to his friend Horace Mann