Random Thoughts That Don’t Warrant Their Own Thread 2019

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  8. Pasta88

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    You don’t pronounce Dominique as Dominick or physique as physick. Same concept here.

    Blessed to grow up in a country with proper English pronunciation of french words.
     
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    you can't pronounce 'about' nor can you spell 'color' correctly so pump the brakes on your pronunciation pride pronto partner
     
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  12. Bo Pelinis

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    Nevermind the people from Toronto completely disregarding the first o in the city's name.
     
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    Hey, we say all three o’s but drop the second t
     
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    I've heard a mixture of tronto and trono.
     
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    haha canadians trying to give lessons in pronunciation lmao am i right
     
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  24. Joe_Pesci

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    I love trivia and puzzles and stuff like that, and I listen to NPR's puzzle most weeks. Here's this week's question

    This week's challenge: When you remove the last letter from Germany, Sweden or Somalia, what remains is a native of that country. What country, if you remove its last letter also leaves a native, but only after you rearrange its remaining letters?

    I'm looking at Wikipedia's list of demonyms (which I just learned refers to people from a particular place) and I don't think there is an answer. At least not one that has all the same letters minus the ending letter in the country's name. Laos/Lao works, but it's not rearranged. Finland/Finn works but there aren't enough letters. There are a few like this

    Slovenia/Slovine seems to be the closest but Wikipedia tells me it's Slovene
     
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    Is someone from Laos not a Laotian?
     
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    trick question? did it say it was a native of that country?
     
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    People from Equatorial Guinea are apparently Equatoguinean. That's pretty close but the number of letters is off
     
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    yes it's a native. what were you thinking?
     
  33. Blaster

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    After looking at the Wikipedia page for demonyms (thanks for the new word)

    Saint Kitts - kittitians

    Never heard of them before tho
     
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    i'm saying re-arranging the letters of a country, minus the last letter, will create a native name for another country.

    but idk
     
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    I don't think it's plural because of the examples given (swede, german, somali)
     
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  36. beist

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    I think it’s this and the answer is Haiti / Thai
     
  37. Joe_Pesci

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    it has to be the same country
     
  38. Joe_Pesci

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    here's the audio. starts at 5:00

     
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    actually he doesn't specify that the answer is the same country. only the examples follow that pattern. in that case you would be correct
     
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    god damn, beist the puzzle master

    haiti/thai also follows the spirit of questions in that they are a challenge but don't require obscure knowledge, like the name for people from San Marino. for example, this one from a few weeks ago is the only one i've known right away in about two years of listening off and on

    Last week's challenge: This week's challenge is not so hard. It comes from Joseph Young of St. Cloud, Minn. Take a common English word in three letters. Translate it into French — also three letters. (The French word is one everyone knows.) And between them these two words consist of six different vowels and no consonants. What words are these?

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    Challenge answer: aye, oui — also accepted: yea and oui
     
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  41. Henry Blake

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    It kind of sounds like he says the solution also leaves 'the native' (5:25) when dropping and rearranging like the 3 examples.

    eta: It's hard to tell if he's saying 'a' or 'the' at 5:25 if you listen to it over and over...
     
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    Got it. Only knowing like 5 words in French finally paid off.
     
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    I loved that show Stump the Schwab because the questions were actually challenging and I also loved when the Schwab's slobby jersey-wearing ass absolutely dunked on everyone when the topic was something like 1950s Masters winners. That man is a legend.

    Sports Jeopardy with Dan Patrick is kind of a joke in comparison
     
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    Do they put these out in a podcast or anything like that? Couldn’t find one. Would be perfect for a Monday morning commute.
     
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    Not sure about a podcast but you can listen to them all from that site. Or hear it on the radio at whatever time it plays in your area
     
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    This story always creeped me out as a kid.
     
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