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Costacos bros posters are the goat
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.
you can't pronounce 'about' nor can you spell 'color' correctly so pump the brakes on your pronunciation pride pronto partner
Have you guys ever been to Mon-Treel, Kweebeck?
Let us not forget about the lack of proper 5-digit postal codes that screw up like every computer system ever.
Nevermind the people from Toronto completely disregarding the first o in the city's name.
Hey, we say all three o’s but drop the second t
I've heard a mixture of tronto and trono.
Cbd store proprietors are the worst amirite
July 8th and my neighbor is lighting fireworks.
Just walked outside and hit him with the passive aggressive jagfan.gif
haha canadians trying to give lessons in pronunciation lmao am i right
Man, that is really going to piss off the rednecks
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
Is someone from Laos not a Laotian?
Both work apparently
If you take the k off of Denmark, you can rearrange the letters to be Mr. Dane.
trick question? did it say it was a native of that country?
People from Equatorial Guinea are apparently Equatoguinean. That's pretty close but the number of letters is off
yes it's a native. what were you thinking?
After looking at the Wikipedia page for demonyms (thanks for the new word)
Saint Kitts - kittitians
Never heard of them before tho
i'm saying re-arranging the letters of a country, minus the last letter, will create a native name for another country.
I don't think it's plural because of the examples given (swede, german, somali)
I think it’s this and the answer is Haiti / Thai
it has to be the same country
here's the audio. starts at 5:00
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
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?
Challenge answer: aye, oui — also accepted: yea and oui
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...
Got it. Only knowing like 5 words in French finally paid off.
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
Do they put these out in a podcast or anything like that? Couldn’t find one. Would be perfect for a Monday morning commute.
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
Is it normal for weddings to have a "no guest" allowed? I've been to numerous weddings that were "Adult only". But never a no guest allowed rule.
On this day 37 years ago a Pan Am 727 crashed on my street two blocks from our house, killing everyone on board and several of my neighbors
Anyone else see this?
This story always creeped me out as a kid.
I’ve been to weddings where you can’t bring a date unless you’re married which is stupid.