Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Saturday 6

Saturday Six #465

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For the past 26 weeks, the Saturday Six consisted of questions based upon keywords inspired by letters of the alphabet. I went through the entire alphabet, even giving X and Z their fair shot.

One of my longtime readers, Mika, who now lives in Finland, suggested that just for fun, I should do one more week of questions with words that started with a Scandinavian letter, the Å. The letter is known elsewhere as a symbol for the Ångstrom, a measure of length in physics named after Anders Jonas Ångström.

With Mika’s help, I was able to find six words that begin with Å. And I’ll also add a translation, just so you won’t have to look them up. (Finding a way to type Å on a computer keyboard can present its own challenge!)

To play, just leave a comment with either your answers or the link to the post on your own blog if you choose to post the answers there! Each week, you can find other interesting blogs by checking the comments others leave.

Here are this week’s “Saturday Six” questions. Either answer the questions in a comment here, or put the answers in an entry on your blog… But don’t forget to leave a link to your blog so that everyone else can visit! Permission is not granted to copy the questions to message boards for the purpose of having members answer and play along there. Enjoy!

1. Å is for ÅKOMMA (“Ailment”): What illness do you most expect to deal with one day?

2. Å is for ÅLDER (“Age”): Do you feel younger than your real age, older than your real age or at your real age?

3. Å is for ÅLDERON (“Old Age”): What part of retirement do you most look forward to?

4. Å is for ÅR (“Year”): Of the years you’ve lived through so far, which year was best for you?

5. Å is for ÅSTED (“Crime Scene”): What’s the closest you’ve been to a real-life crime scene?

6. Å is for ÅTERVÄNDA (“To Return to a Place”): What place that you’ve visited in the past would you most like to return to some day?

You should have seen spell check’s reaction to this one!

Thanks for playing and I hope you’ll be back next week!

6 Comments

  1. 1. Diabetes.
    2. I guess I feel a bit younger.
    3. The slippers.
    4. Probably 2004.
    5. I don’t think I ever have… But the night is young!
    6. Boston.

  2. 1. I have osteogenesis imperfecta aka brittle bones disease so I live with my ailment forever. 
    2. I feel younger than my age. 
    3. I look forward to waking up early and reading for as long as I want. 
    4. I love my 30s the best. I can’t pick a particular year but somewhere between 33-37 years old. 
    5. Never! I want to keep it that way. 
    6. I want to return to London, England.

  3. 1. Å is for ÅKOMMA (“Ailment”): What illness do you most expect to deal with one day?
    Cancer seems to get most people sooner or later and seems more likely than heart disease/stroke in my particular family, but who knows?
    2. Å is for ÅLDER (“Age”): Do you feel younger than your real age, older than your real age or at your real age?
    I work with high school kids so maybe that keeps be a bit young, but the employees in their 20’s seem WAAAAAY younger than me – I always worked better with the people of my parents’ generation.  So I guess I’d just say “at”.
    3. Å is for ÅLDERON (“Old Age”): What part of retirement do you most look forward to?
    Doing what I want with my time – not having to be up before the sun and getting home after dark, and if I want to go outside on a beautiful day I can.
    4. Å is for ÅR (“Year”): Of the years you’ve lived through so far, which year was best for you?
    1993 was pretty good.
    5. Å is for ÅSTED (“Crime Scene”): What’s the closest you’ve been to a real-life crime scene?

    I don’t know, I imagine most people have been right next to a crime scene at one point or another but we forget.  One that sticks out is a guy down the street murdered his mother and was on the run in the neighborhood so we were on lock down while the police were looking for him.  Meanwhile, he was posting on Facebook.
    6. Å is for ÅTERVÄNDA (“To Return to a Place”): What place that you’ve visited in the past would you most like to return to some day?
    Yellowstone National Park.

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