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From the OUP: Is your score the greatest thing since sliced bread?


Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
 
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Nope. I got "Hit a homerun." I missed the hard one about the mickle. Never heard of it, nor did Shu (I was planning to cheat!).
 
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Six out of eight. Never heard of a mickle. I believe it's one-fifth of a smuarter.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
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Is mickle more of a UK word?
 
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It's Scots and Northern England dialect.


Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
 
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mickle

It's related to English much, in Middle English muchel, mickel, etc, and to Greek megas 'big, great'.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
 
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Also related to mahout and ptarmigan
 
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