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    I need help for a quiz

    What does pochmucka mean in English? Thanks

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    This is just a guess, but perhaps it was почемучка (pochemuchka), which is an affectionate nickname for a person (usually a child) who asks a lot of questions (from "почему", which is Russian for "why?").

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    Re: I need help for a quiz

    Quote Originally Posted by ruthie
    What does pochmucka mean in English? Thanks
    I keep six honest serving-men
    (They taught me all I knew);
    Their names are What and Why and When
    And How and Where and Who.
    I send them over land and sea,
    I send them east and west;
    But after they have worked for me,
    I give them all a rest.

    I let them rest from nine till five,
    For I am busy then,
    As well as breakfast, lunch, and tea,
    For they are hungry men.
    But different folk have different views.
    I know a person small-
    She keeps ten million serving-men,
    Who get no rest at all!

    She sends'em abroad on her own affairs,
    From the second she opens her eyes-
    One million Hows, two million Wheres,
    And seven million Whys!


    From The Elephant's Child

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