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Google What's the Difference? #2

Fill the blanks in these Google autocompletes that start with "What's the difference between".
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Last updated: July 28, 2021
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First submittedApril 25, 2014
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What's the difference between ...
a Fiddle and a Violin
Deficit and Debt
Convex and Concave
a Vegetarian and a Vegan
Burma and Myanmar
a Geek and a Nerd
a Zeppelin and a Blimp
Jail and Prison
Rap and Hip Hop
What's the difference between ...
a Footnote and an Endnote
a College and a University
a Pixie and a Fairy
Halal and Kosher
a Sousaphone and a Tuba
New Delhi and Delhi
a Chef and a Cook
Sleet and Hail
Grey and Gray
What's the difference between ...
Anorexia and Bulimia
Poetry and Prose
a Pram and a Stroller
a Hypothesis and a Theory
Pilates and Yoga
Lava and Magma
an Ellipse and an Oval
an Epidemic and a Pandemic
Poseidon and Neptune
75 Comments
+3
Level 54
May 29, 2014
Could not spell bulimia!
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Level 67
Apr 3, 2020
You still can't!
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Level 59
Apr 3, 2020
'Bulimia' is correct.
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Level 50
May 29, 2014
How about allowing pushchair which is a stroller?
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Level 55
May 29, 2014
Allowing variations ruins the whole idea of this quiz, doesn't it?
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Level 74
Jan 2, 2018
Interesting thought ... when the words are synonyms, I'd agree with hannina. When they're merely similar words, I'd hope for some leeway in accepting regional variations of what is essentially the same thing, just in a different part of the world.
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Level 71
Sep 1, 2015
Here in South Australia the common use is 'Pusher'
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Level 75
Jan 3, 2018
In my part of the US a pusher is a drug dealer.
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Level 75
Dec 19, 2018
Maybe pram is also a name for a drug dealer in Oz...
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Level 34
Jul 24, 2023
im from sa too, we call it a pram. pusher is a drug dealer lol
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Level 85
Jan 2, 2018
I tried pushchair and buggy, never heard anyone say stroller.
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Level 68
Sep 14, 2021
No one in the US says 'pram'. That's probably why it's googled - the common British term vs the common US term.
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Level 58
Sep 15, 2021
Yes but in the UK a stroller is a pushchair, a pram is bigger and generally just for babies who can only lie down. The plot thickens! Who is this mysterious googler....
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Level 58
Jan 2, 2018
I agree - they are never called strollers in UK. Pushchair should be allowed.
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Level 67
Jan 2, 2018
But the quiz is asking very specifically for which search result Google auto-completes with. The fact that "pushchair" is a valid term for the object is irrelevant. The only correct answer is whatever comes up first in Google.
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Level 68
Apr 4, 2020
If the word pushchair isnt used in the UK that would not be the first thing that would come up if you googled from the uk, obviously.
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Level 82
Jan 2, 2018
I tried carriage first before thinking of stroller, but stroller is the correct answer because that's what people most commonly type in. Some dialects of English are not as commonly used as others.
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Level 7
May 29, 2014
These quizzes are fantastic!
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Level 33
Jun 6, 2014
It's sad. You don't have to know the difference. just know another word for it
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Level 85
Jul 29, 2021
In some cases, that's true. But other clues refer to terms that, while related, are distinct from each other.
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Level 53
Jun 14, 2014
Damn I said theorem instead of theory -_-
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Level 36
Jul 9, 2014
As someone who has had both bulimia and anorexia, I feel the need to point out that there happens to be extreme differences. I know these aren't self-created results and are commonly searched on Google, but I just had to say that.
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Level 75
Dec 19, 2018
So you should be pleased that people have been trying to find out what the differences are
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Level 45
Jul 25, 2014
3:10 left.
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Level 25
Nov 8, 2014
(I know it's cheating) You can just open up google and type in 'what's the difference between x and y'.
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Level 71
Sep 1, 2015
Surely there would be no point in doing quizzes if you cheat for the answers, the best part of Jet-Punk I think, is testing ones knowledge and then learning from your mistakes and increasing ones knowledge. The only person a 'Cheat' cheats is themselves.
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Level 22
Jul 25, 2016
What's the difference between a hypothesis and a guess?
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Level 69
Oct 11, 2017
A hypothesis is an idea you have first, and then you design tests to see if it is true or not. A guess is when you already have a question of fact before you, and you make a judgement without testing.
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Level 66
Sep 14, 2021
Degree of formality. Same difference as a suit coat and a sweatshirt. They do the same thing, but if you're going to a job interview its important to know which one to wear.
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Level 33
Aug 29, 2017
Got them all, but I'm disappointed that 'discreet' took a while.
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Level 27
Aug 29, 2017
What's a stroller?
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Level 59
Jan 2, 2018
A pram.
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Level 74
Jan 2, 2018
I thought a stroller was a pushchair (where the child sits up), and the pram is where the baby lies down (like a small cot on wheels)
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Level 60
Feb 14, 2019
A stroller is both, I feel.
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Level 82
Jul 11, 2020
In the US we usually use the word "stroller" for both
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Level 65
Aug 29, 2017
What's a dirigible?
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Level 90
Jan 2, 2018
An airship.
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Level 60
Dec 31, 2017
Maybe you can accept Iupiter.The latin word is with an i
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Level 82
Sep 14, 2021
This might just be the most pretentious comment I've read on Jetpunk, and that's a high bar.
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Level 77
Jan 24, 2024
It's Iuppiter, not Iupiter. Put that in your pipe.
+6
Level 66
Jan 2, 2018
Read "pilates" as "pirates" and figured my problem was spelling "bucaneers".
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Level 66
Jan 2, 2018
See, I still got it wrong (2 c's),
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Level 39
Jan 2, 2018
tough....thought it was written Greek instead of geek
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Level 28
Jan 5, 2018
Yeah me too
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Level 32
Jan 2, 2018
Can you accept more answers for Stroller? i live in the UK and never once has heard someone say stroller. We say Buggie.
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Level 69
Nov 14, 2020
Adding more words for stroller destroys the idea of the quiz...
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Level 82
Sep 14, 2021
Yep. I'm from the UK and that one took me a while too, but then I remembered that part of the point is to think about what the *most* other people might search for. So inevitably that makes the quiz US-centric, but in this case it's just something the rest of us have to deal with!
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Level 66
Jan 2, 2018
Regarding the issue of the pram question: Google UK lists 'buggy' as the top suggestion, ahead of 'stroller'. Google must have different suggestions for their localised sites to reflect the dialect(s) and searches in different countries.

I personally haven't heard of the phrase 'stroller' before - only 'buggy' or 'pushchair'.

It may be worth allowing additional answers that are the top suggestions in Australia, Canada and the UK, with the US version as the 'main' answer, especially where the top suggestion isn't used in at least one of those countries.

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Level 68
Mar 31, 2019
Agreed. (While im not from any of the above countries, but i guess i get more of my english from the british english than the americsn)
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Level 71
Jul 29, 2021
live in Oz and have always used stroller! Just saying!
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Level 77
Aug 2, 2021
I live in the Uk, and when testing this particular mystery on google, the first suggestion that came up was pushchair, followed by stroller, then buggy.
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Level 35
Jan 4, 2018
Fun Quiz!!
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Level 28
Jan 5, 2018
I misread Geek as Greek...
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Level 40
Feb 10, 2018
Me too lol
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Level 83
Feb 25, 2018
I'm presuming that none of those who googled the prose/poetry one ever really got an answer.
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Level 86
Apr 2, 2018
I'm just wondering... Is it normal to say "a university" or should it be "an"? It may be my limited English, but I didn't try university because I thought the word should begin with a consonant...
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Level 75
Dec 27, 2018
This guide uses university in one of its examples

https://www.englishclub.com/pronunciation/a-an.htm

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Level 82
May 9, 2019
"a university" as the first sound in university is a "y" or /j/ sound. There is some disagreement about whether to use "a" or "an" before certain words that begin with "h" like "history," mostly by people who don't pronounce the "h" sound, like the British.
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Level 75
May 15, 2019
We do pronounce the h in history...

Those of us who speak "properly" anyway

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Level 77
May 18, 2021
As non-native English speaker I have always been told that dropping the "h" in the beginning of words is incorrect :)
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Level 89
Jul 29, 2021
As a native speaker, I was taught the same. There are a few British accents that drop the 'h' though - some Essex accents and a few from the North of England. Most Brits pronounce it though
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Level 79
Oct 26, 2021
British English aspirates the h in history, but not in hour, hono(u)r, honest, heir and others.

Generally in modern usage, we use an before unaspirated h words (where the h is pronounced), so "an hour", "an honest politician", "an hono(u)rable congressman" etc, but we use "a" before words which do aspirate the h sound, such as "a happy girl", "a hairdryer" and "a helicopter".

However, there are still prominent individuals who still say "an hotel" (pronounced "an 'otel") and "an historic event" (pronounced "an 'istoric event".

Jeremy Paxman (an old BBC stalwart and eminent broadcaster / author / journalist) insists on pronouncing the "h" but still using "an" in examples like "an Historic battle" and "an Hotel'.

Some people get hot under the collar about it. i think language changes all the time, and that if you insist on one version, someone will always have a counter-argument why you are wrong.

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Level 77
Jan 24, 2024
"(where the h is pronounced)" - short of an all-important 'not'.
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Level 16
Apr 3, 2020
what are humans... i mean GRAY AND GREY

c'mon people

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Level 68
Apr 4, 2020
Aliens?
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Level 84
Jul 29, 2021
Is it forbidden now to search anything about language?
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Level 78
Aug 17, 2021
If a person spells it 'gray' and sees it spelled 'grey', a curious mind may wonder why.
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Level 78
Jul 31, 2021
I've never heard of 'Pilates' before :/
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Level 79
Oct 26, 2021
It's a form of yoga invented by a governor of Judaea in around 30 AD.
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Level 58
Apr 20, 2023
yes
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Level 41
Sep 14, 2021
I could not figure out for the life of me the halal and kosher one. I kept trying to type in different spellings of haraam (haram and harim and hiram etc lolol)
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Level 62
Sep 14, 2021
Whole time I thought it said "Eclipse"... good quiz
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Level 72
Feb 13, 2022
Another fun quiz. I needed the "an" clue as a hint for some of the answers starting with vowels. I find it fascinating to see what some of common searches are. Thank you.
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Level 77
Apr 9, 2022
Do they always capitalize the word they're searching for?
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Level 52
Jun 3, 2023
What is halal and kosher