While it was fairly easy to figure out, a note at the start saying you were using American 'spelling' might have helped.
The US has the greatest number of native-speaking English speakers in the world. 258 MILLION of the world's 330-360 million. You can say all you want about American-centric quizzes, but spelling? Y'all chill.
And yes, English is the language of England so odour is right. Webster didn't regulate the spelling of English (maybe he regulated the spelling of American?), Samuel Johnson did.
On another note, the Italians spell their capital Roma. therefore that is the correct spelling, not Rome!
My problem is that, in English English at any rate, an odour is not necessarily unpleasant.
I thought some also moved to Namibia and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) at some point but not sure.
Great quiz otherwise :)
Quizzes like this are in crossword-ese. Which means that my goal is not to give a complete and full definition of any term. I'm going to write a few words, not a whole paragraph. Dutch people who settled in South Africa were called Boers. Is that wrong?
"Passed" in usually used to denote action, as in: On my way to the theatre, I drove passed the deli.
Seriously, this is not okay!
Lots of words go through shifts in their definition. Sometimes they co-exist, sometimes the old meaning disappears completely. (Examples in the same area are, dull, sharp, bright, dim, etc they all originally meant the literal meaning, but came to be an abstract reference to someone's intelligence).
In dutch the old word for mute was stom which nowadays means stupid, so followed a similar pattern as in english. (But stom/stupid has a narrower meaning in dutch, it is more about dislike "stupid school" "stupid shoes" etc than intelligence. Like in english you can use it for dislike but also say somebody is stupid meaning he is not smart. We use the word dom(dumb) in that case.
And then there is shtumm. Very surprised when I first heard that in english. (Which comes via yiddish from german stumm) And only means mute (and nót also dumb or stupid if I'm not mistaken
The story (Greek myth) was that Echo was fated to fade away till just her voice remained and she could only repeat what she heard. Pining for love, I think.
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