Are You A Dandy? Find Out!

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Are You A Dandy? Find Out!

Are you a dandy? Find out! (Celebrating R. V. B. Of Random Magic by Sasha Soren, and other fine dandies. )


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Your physical appearance is best described as:
    • A. 

      Too good-looking for my own good

    • B. 

      Tolerable enough

  • 2. 
    Your opinion on both Paris and London is:
    • A. 

      Loud, noisy and crowded

    • B. 

      Divine in any season

  • 3. 
    The only sensible beverage for a weekend breakfast would be:
    • A. 

      Champagne

    • B. 

      Orange juice

  • 4. 
    You speak and/or understand French:
    • A. 

      Bien sûr que oui.

    • B. 

      No, it's a horrible language spoken by rude people.

  • 5. 
    Charm is:
    • A. 

      My stock in trade, although perhaps that's put a bit vulgarly.

    • B. 

      Disreputable.

  • 6. 
    I am proficient at:
    • A. 

      Dancing, singing, playing some sort of instrument or speaking several languages, selecting caviar, looking marvelous.

    • B. 

      Can I get back to you on that?

  • 7. 
    One might say that you're essentially a frivolous sort of person. True or false?
    • A. 

      Frivolous, moi?

    • B. 

      How rude. Not at all.

  • 8. 
    Your relationship status is:
    • A. 

      Bachelor

    • B. 

      Married

  • 9. 
    Who said this?: 'It is absurd to divide people into good and bad.  People are either charming or tedious.'
    • A. 

      Oscar Wilde

    • B. 

      No idea, but it doesn't sound like someone I'd like.

  • 10. 
    You own a smoking jacket (and most likely it is silk, brocade or velvet):
    • A. 

      Yes, of course. Doesn't everyone?

    • B. 

      No way, my buddies would laugh at me.

  • 11. 
    What's most likely to be found in your tool shed?
    • A. 

      A tool shed? Whatever is that?

    • B. 

      Tools

  • 12. 
    When it comes to sports, you're most likely to enjoy:
    • A. 

      Fencing or boxing, and possibly sculling, bocce or croquet

    • B. 

      Football or baseball, and possibly hockey, tennis or golf

  • 13. 
    Your normal mode of conversation is:
    • A. 

      Witty, subtle, refined and sarcastic, if the occasion calls for it.

    • B. 

      No frills and straight to the point.

  • 14. 
    Which quotes about dandies come closest to your opinion?:
    • A. 

      'The dandy must aspire to be sublime without interruption.' - Charles Baudelaire and 'Dandyism is…a variety of genius.' - William Hazlitt

    • B. 

      'I cannot talk with civet in the room, a fine puss-gentleman that's all perfume.' - William Cowper and 'The wealthy curlèd darlings of our nation.' - William Shakespeare

  • 15. 
    Badinage is:
    • A. 

      An essential skill and one of the minor joys of life.

    • B. 

      Hey, look, I'm not into that freaky stuff.