XY was invented in the early 80s by Shankar
Balakrishnan from Anna University in Madras. It was
swiftly adopted by IIT Madras, and became
widespread soon after. Some common digressional
names for XY are infinite-zounds, Infinity arounds and
ANSWER: Infinite Bounce
In the animal kingdom, XY is a Y that lives
independently rather than with others as a member of
In literature, XY’s are aloof and emotionally unable or
unwilling to directly interact with other characters in
In military or security groups, XY’s frequently act on
their own accord, insist on working alone, refuse to
work with most of the members of a group and go
against the plans of missions and attempt to complete
a task alone.
He is obsessed with riddles, puzzles and word games.
He typically, premonitors both Batman and the police
of his capers by sending them complex clues. His
crimes are flamboyantly ostentatious. He usually wears
a Domino mask with a green suit and bowler hat. A
black, green, or purple question mark serves as his
visual motif. Who is he?
Another name for a “muse”, a person who poses as a
subject for a painting or a sculpture, this word is
also, in modern slang, used to describe the following:
1.) A person who is an experienced LSD user who
hangs around with newbies to ensure they don’t do
2.) A girl who looks attractive only in a stationary
3.) A torpid person.
4.) A subject for ridicule in sports if unaccomplished.
The film is based around the Twenty One quiz show
scandals of the 1950s, the rise and fall of popular
contestant Charles Van Doren after the rigged loss
of Herb Stempel, and Congressional investigator
Richard Goodwin's subsequent probe who also is a coproducer of the film. Featuring veteran actors Ralph
Fiennes and John Turturro, after an initial bombing at
the Box Office, this film got an excellent critical
Twenty One was a notoriously rigged, albeit extremely
popular American game show of the 1950’s, hosted by
which was recast on NBC in a shifted format by the
same name and hosted by Maury Povich.
ID the movie.
The X are three lower Artes Liberales (The Liberal Arts)
i.e. grammar, logic and rhetoric. These were the topics
of basic education, foundation of higher education.
In Ancient Rome, X was also used to describe a place
where three roads met and something which is new
"trite, commonplace, unimportant, slight" occurs from
the late 16th century, notably in the works
They are a weekly event and have an advertised start
time, most often in the evening. XY was developed in
the late 1970s by Burns & Porter Associates who took
the concept of having a few individual quizzes in
public gathering parlors and developed this into a
national institution comprising upwards of 10,000
teams competing weekly in their X leagues and knockouts. A 2009 study put the number of regular weekly
XY’s in the UK at 22,445. Guinness Book of Records
lists the "Quiz for Life", held at the Flanders Expo
Halls in Ghent, Belgium, on 11 December 2010 with
2,280 participants the largest XY of all time.
The first attested use of the word is from 1781 and
means a dandy. It later acquired a meaning of to make
fun of, or to mock.
A well-known myth about the word says that in 1791 a
Dublin theater owner named James Daly made a bet
that he could introduce a word into the language
within twenty-four hours. He then went out and hired
a group of street urchins to write the word which was
a nonsense word, on walls around the city of Dublin.
Within a day, the word was common currency and had
acquired a meaning (since no one knew what it meant,
everyone thought it was some sort of test)
Some common styles of doing it are The Belgian, The
Indian, Bait Bazi (Pakistani), Protmusis (Lithuanian),
Music for the Masses (Australian), etc.
The most famous icon of the show is the black leather
Eames Soft Pad Lounge chair designed in 1969, in
which the contestants sit, lit by a solitary spotlight in
an otherwise dark studio. The inspiration for this was
the interrogations faced by the show's creator, Bill
Wright, as a POW in World War II. The original black
chair was given to Magnus Magnusson as a souvenir
when he retired from the show. Which show?