Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday quiz

Jailhouse Lawyer gets in on the island quiz act too.

The English teacher said that no man is an island. I replied, save for the Isle of Man. Very good, said the English teacher.

I have since found another example.

Can you guess what it is? I am thinking of a specific example. Therefore, does John Johnson ring any bells?

12 comments:

James Higham said...

Let me see - Johnson, bells. Something maybe in the Thames. Hmmmm.

jailhouselawyer said...

James: There is a London connection. But, there are others.

James Higham said...

We're speaking of an island, right?

jailhouselawyer said...

Right.

jailhouselawyer said...

James: "The Cat, the Rat and Lovel our Dog, Rule all England under a Hog". This satirical rhyme is about the father who's son is connected with the man John Johnson which is not his real name.

James Higham said...

William Collingbourne, yes but can't see the island unless it's Britain itself and bell is for the cat.

jailhouselawyer said...

The photo of the picture features Farnley Hall.

James Higham said...

Guy Fawkes. Right. Now for the island in London. This one's a puzzler.

James Higham said...

Not London but Guy Fawkes Island in the Galápagos Islands?

jailhouselawyer said...

Bingo. Guy Fawkes is a man. And the island was named after him.

jailhouselawyer said...

BTW: When Guy Fawkes was arrested at the scene of the crime, he gave his name as John Johnson...

James Higham said...

I'd forgotten that.