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Re: gunzel?

Derick Wuen wrote in message <37353dee.0@iridium.webone.com.au>...
>Derick Wuen wrote in message <372e1403.0@iridium.webone.com.au>...
>>Newbie to group seeks info on etymology and usage of term gunzel.
>big snip
>Thank goodness we have sorted that out. Thanks to all who contributed. I’ll
>attempt to summarise.
>>Self-Administered Gunzel Quotient Test
>Answer yes or no to the following….
>(1) I have purchased at least one publication devoted to railway
>(2) I have heaps of railway enthusiast publications.
>(3) I am or once was a member of a railway enthusiast society.
>(4) I am a member or once was a member of many railway enthusiast
>(5) I took a photo of a train once.
>(6) I have heaps of photos of trains.
>(7) I once looked at a railway oriented website.
>(8) I maintain my own railway website, and look at many others.
>(9) I once sat on a platform and watched trains go by.
>(10) I frequently gather with fellow enthusiasts to watch trains go by.
>(11) I know what a railmotor is.
>(12) I have been on at least one railmotor trip to a far distant country
>(13) I know what a smokebox is.
>(14) I know how many rivets there are in the smokebox of R711.
>For each odd-numbered question answered “yes”, score 1 point; for each even
>numbered question answered “yes” score 10 points.
>GQ: less than 10: what possible interest could you have in aus.rail ?
>GQ 11-35: keep at it, you’ll get there eventually.
>GQ: 36-50 solid achievement, suggest you take master classes.
>GQ: 51-69 are you prepared to give master classes?
>GQ: 70+ ok, so was that the number of rivets in the smokebox of R711 before
>or after outshopping after major overhaul on 01/05/58?
>In the interests of transparency, my score is 47.

BRAVO  [sounds of vigorous loud clapping and "oi! oi! oi! oi!]
Its all right Dear! just enjoyed that one quite a lot............
now does he mean to count the odds even when the evens are more correct, oh
well I will count ALL the right answers..... dam!  ......57??
Rod ;o)