In 1780, a Dublin theater manager, name of James Daly, invented a new concept and a new word. (He was quite an enthusiastic fellow.)
He went around Dublin scrawling the word “QUIZ” on walls and pavements and flats across the city. He was a marketing man, through and through.
Soon people began talking, scratching their heads, and wondering what in the world was going on. And, what in the world that odd word “QUIZ” meant.
The answer would only be given at one place, on one date, and that place was Daly’s Dublin theater. The crowds poured into the seats, every seat was filled, and a word was born! (And later…A variety of game shows with tall, blonde hosts and refrigerators up for grabs.)