Thanks to everyone for being a good sport in responding to yesterday’s quiz. I enlisted Mr.Fashion-Incubator to tabulate the results and here’s what he came up with:
- Q1: 70.6% correct answers.
- Q2: 52.9% correct answers
- Q3: 100% correct answers.
- Q4: 35.3% correct answers.
- Q5: 41.2% correct answers.
With the average score of 17 (at the time he did the sampling) respondents being 60% correct… Meaning, we did better than consumers -and we should- but still got a failing score. Shame shame. I didn’t know the answers either until I looked them up to write the entry. As I mentioned to Theresa -who used a cheat sheet and got all the answers right- it is not as important to know everything as it is to know where to find the answers. And that would be here. In the same vein, Kay sent a link to Merriam-Webster’s Visual Dictionary which has a handy reference for these things.
I almost forgot, the answers to yesterday’s quiz are B, C, C, C, B. I thought my made up answer to no.3 was funny albeit lame (A. Remove buttons before washing) but no one remarked on it. Perhaps not coincidentally, that was the only question everyone got right. That will teach me.
If you study the pattern of the pictographs, the logic is clear and it is possible you’ll remember them. The crown looking icon is washing, the square is drying, the triangle is bleaching and the circle is dry cleaning. One dot means low temp, two dots is warm and hot is three dots. One line underneath the pictograph means permanent press, two lines means delicate. If you need a printable cheat sheet to post in your office, download the pdf.