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Сергей Касаткиндобавил заметку 3 года назад

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Top of the day, fellow linguists!

Aaand we're going to go straight to the next question.

Score 1-0 (Lingvo experts vs virtual TV audience).

ROUND 2.

According to former CIA Director Allen Dulles, people of this profession or with this hobby make the good scouts (intelligence officers). Name the profession (hobby).

Question started: 09:40 MSK

Question ends at: 15:40 MSK

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Zhangazy Abdralinдобавил комментарий 3 года назад

let me try to guess, journalists?!

Фрэнк Галлагердобавил комментарий 3 года назад

In his book "The Art of Intelligence," he says of the few such hobby:
- Cultivation of orchids
- Writing novels and detective stories
- Music and Paintings

Сергей Касаткиндобавил комментарий 3 года назад

Sir Henry, I have neither read this book nor heard of it, and your guess surely sounds interesting, but sadly that's not the one.

Igor Yurchenkoдобавил комментарий 3 года назад

Maybe because a fisherman can sit still for a long time staring at one point, and not noticing anything else?

Фрэнк Галлагердобавил комментарий 3 года назад

Sergei, because a fishing looks like a spy work,
this requires careful preparation, patience, catching prey.

Сергей Касаткиндобавил комментарий 3 года назад

Sir Edward Lear (a.k.a. Sir Henry) and Igor Yurchenko,

Allen Dulles believed that in espionage there`s nothing more important than to choose the right time of the day, favourable weather and the proper bait; to be able to wait patiently for the result. Therefore he considered the fishermen to be the best at it.

Congratulations on getting this tough one, gentlemen!

It is 2-0 now!

Marissa Zebaduaдобавил комментарий 3 года назад

I woke up too late for this one. ;-)

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