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Ten questions with which to start an argument

Oh yeah?

Sez who?

How do you mean?

Would you care to repeat that?

For instance?

Who are you looking at?

Can't you take a joke,then?

Did I hear you right?

Would you care to come outside and say that again?

You and whose army?

Ten questions asked in songs

What is this thing called love?

What kind of fool am I?

Who's sorry now?

Brother, can you spare a

dime?

Have you met Miss Jones?

Won't you come home, Bill

Bailey?

What can I say after I've said I'm sorry?

How long has this been going on?

How are things in Glocca Morra?

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans . . .?

Ten classic questions asked in art and literature though never in real life

When did you last see your father?

Is this a dagger that I see before me?

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

Do you remember an inn, Miranda?

Is this the face that launched a thousand ships?

Stands Scotland where it did?

When shall we three meet again?

Oh say, can you see by the dawn's early light . . .?

Et tu, Brute?

Quo vadis?

Ten questions asked by complete strangers

Don't I know you from somewhere?

Have you got the price of a cup of tea?

Hello darling, looking for a good time?

Who're you looking at, Jimmy?

Got any spare change?

I wonder if you would care to help fill in this questionnaire . . .?

Do you know where the Trocadero is?

Got the time on you, mate?

Is this seat taken?

Can I help you?

Ten questions asked by the media after an exciting event such as losing your entire family in an avalanche

Is this the first time you have lost your entire family in an avalanche?

How does it feel to lose your entire family in an avalanche?

How did it feel when you were told?

Were you devastated?

Were you very, very, very

devastated?

Exactly how devastated were you?

Who do you blame?

Will you sue?

Have you got any childhood photographs of your family that we could borrow for a while?

Would you just sign this bit of paper saying that you won't say any of this to any other newspaper?

Ten annoying questions asked by police officers

Would you mind pulling over to the side and switching off your engine, please, sir?

Is this yours, sir?

Could I see your driving licence, sir?

Have you been drinking, sir?

Can you explain this, sir?

Just blow in here will you,

sir?

Joking, are we, sir?

Ever seen this before, sir?

Are you aware that this is an offence under the Act?

Just give me that gun, will you?

Ten synonyms for 'he asked', used in despair by novelists when they can't think of anything better

he queried

he quizzed

he inquired

he enquired

he said interrogatively

he said, raising one eyebrow quizzically

he said questioningly

he said beseechingly

he said expectantly

he said, lowering his spectacles slightly and looking over them at her as if to indicate that an answer would not go amiss

Ten famous questions that have never been properly answered

How many divisions has the Pope?

'What is truth?' said jesting Pilate

What porridge ate John Keats?

Tell me, where is fancy bred?

Where have all the flowers gone?

Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist Party?

Good heavens, is that the time?

Ou sont les neiges d'antan?

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Knock, knock, who's there?

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