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Musical Instruments by Picture #2

Harder than the first quiz. Can you name the musical instruments pictured below?
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Snare Drum
111 Recent Comments
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Level 85
Apr 5, 2018
I tried so many spellings for didgeridoo! Good grief! Maybe a little flexibility for digeridoo?
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Level ∞
Apr 6, 2018
How did you try to spell it? We accept a huge variety of misspellings.
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Level 74
Apr 6, 2018
I initially spelled it digeridoo.
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Level 69
Apr 6, 2018
I believe my tries (and fails) were dijeradoo and dijeridoo.
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Level ∞
Apr 6, 2018
Thanks. Will accept those now.
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Level 37
Oct 27, 2022
Please accept dijeroo for short as the name and the instrument are equally ridiculous. The name needs to be simplified. I think my version is a compromise that makes said ridiculous instrument more accessible plus it gives me the points I deser e. :D
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Level 65
Oct 27, 2022
didjeridu (specifically listed as an alternate spelling by Wikipedia)
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Level 44
Oct 28, 2022
please accept blowythingamabob
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Level 37
Oct 28, 2022
Yes. Agreed that blowythi gamabob is as legitimate as the ridiculous original spelling of this ridiculous Instrument.:D
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Level 64
Sep 24, 2018
I only the spelling because of the infamous adult video involving a didgeridoo. Thanks horrible trivia I wish I didn't know.
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Level 37
Oct 28, 2022
You are hilarious too bad I did not see that one. I remembered only dijeroo.
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Level 37
Oct 27, 2022
I have decided in my life to simply call it dijeroo. Don't care that it is not the name, doesn't matter to me. I know I got it right and have no desire to spell or name such a ridiculously awkward I strumwnt. Now, if I could not spell the violin I would be embarrassed the other weird spelling issue I had is that I wanted to spell zither zyther because of lyre and zephyr. And he didn't accept my dynamic spelling. Oh well all that matters is I got it right. Creative geniuses don't care about spelling, or punctuation ;)
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Level 34
Oct 29, 2022
this is acully eallt provemaric becase you shuld kno how to spel wrds in yur repertoire. outside of your. repertoire. to the ezterior of
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Level 72
Jan 24, 2023
Please didgeridon't
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Level 77
Apr 5, 2018
I know a guy who makes hurdy-gurdys, they look a bit different.
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Level ∞
Apr 6, 2018
Have you considered the possibility that not all hurdy-gurdies look the same?
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Level 66
Sep 21, 2018
It IS a folk instrument.
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Level 37
Oct 27, 2022
Who the heck would know the plethora of hurdy gurdys available? Lol!
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Level 37
Oct 27, 2022
Are they related to hurly burlies?
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Level 44
Oct 28, 2022
anybody wanna see mine?
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Level 37
Oct 28, 2022
Lol! Lmao.
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Level 37
Oct 27, 2022
What, you no lika my spelling?
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Level 73
Apr 5, 2018
Well, this was interesting. I got only 9 of these. I haven't heard most of the rest. And for some, I have heard the name before, but I couldn't connect it with the musical instrument.
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Level 37
Oct 27, 2022
I got 17
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Level 60
Apr 5, 2018
Can some alternative spellings be accepted ? Lyra, Sitar, etc
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Level 69
Apr 6, 2018
… but there are no sitars here. There was a sitar on the first quiz.
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Level 70
Jul 11, 2019
and lira is money. must admit, I tried citar...
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Level 81
Nov 25, 2020
no stars either (Lyra being a constellation)
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Level 37
Oct 27, 2022
And zyther kind of like zephyr. Just getting creative
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Level 37
Oct 27, 2022
I knew it was a zither but was remembering the song...fly away on my zethyr. Why not zyther. It"s more exotic and I figured it was old so why not a weird spelling? Like lyre? My logic follows.
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Level 38
Apr 6, 2018
Number 2 Looks Like A Trumpet
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Level 64
Apr 10, 2018
a cornet?
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Level 58
Sep 21, 2018
but more like a bugle
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Level 67
Sep 21, 2018
Trumpets have three valves and three buttons that you press down to play different notes. Bugles have no valves. They are related but not the same.
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Level 38
Apr 6, 2018
5 Is A Xylophone
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Level 69
Apr 6, 2018
Except it's not.
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Level 70
Apr 7, 2018
see........... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GccPB_jU7fc
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Level 90
Sep 21, 2018
It's much easier to tell the difference when you actually hear the instruments being played. They sound completely different and normally require different mallets (xylophones give off better sound when used with rubber or plastic mallets, while marimbas are played mostly with yarn or wool mallets). Marimbas also tend to be slightly bigger.

Source:

I was in the percussion section of my high school band class.

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Level 93
Apr 3, 2019
looks a lot like a marimba to me. marimba notes are much wider across and thinner vertically.
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Level 20
Apr 20, 2019
My Mom has played marimba since the 60's... they are larger than a xylophone... the keys are made of rosewood and are shaved to be tuned. Xylophone keys are metal (typically) Marimba has a much deeper and more rich tone. When playing with 4 mallets, and the sharps and flats keys are raised above the naturals, the performer has to spread and contract the width of the mallets in each hand as well as elevate and decline at the same time.
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Level 80
Jun 25, 2019
Nope, xylophone keys are wooden, since xylos means 'wood'. If it's made of metal, it's called metallophone. I used to play that thing long ago.
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Level 78
Nov 27, 2020
If it's made of metal, isn't it a Glockenspiel?
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Level 59
Dec 15, 2020
A glockenspiel is a type of metallophone. One other example of a metallophone that I know is the Vibraphone, kinda like a hybrid of a Marimba and Piano (in a way)
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Level 66
Sep 28, 2022
I am currently playing the marimba in my high school marching band, so it was obvious to me. However, I am much more confused by the six-mallet technique the guy pictured is using!
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Level 56
Oct 27, 2022
Here's an interesting side-by-side video of the two instruments, courtesy of Yamaha. How you're supposed to tell the difference just by looking I do not know. The commentary also seems to think (which makes sense to me) that the marimba is a type of xylophone.
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Level 81
May 26, 2023
For one thing, look at the length of the pipes, resulting in the lower pitch of the marimba
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Level 72
Jan 24, 2023
I think payel123 is technically correct, that a marimba is a type of xylophone (a percussion instrument in which wood is struck to make a tuned tone), but I would tend to agree with the way the quiz is scored that that answer is not specific enough to warrant a point. Just as I wouldn't expect "bowed instrument" to be accepted for the 'ncello nor "annoying noisemaker for children" to be accepted for the kazoo, even if they are technically correct.
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Level 37
Oct 27, 2022
Yes, the Latino version. I would give it to you if you're not well traveled.
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Level 37
Oct 27, 2022
@jackthrguy you can tell, you were in band lol! Lmao those poor kids in band.
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Level 23
Oct 27, 2022
Actually it's a Marimba because it includes sharps and flats like on a piano.
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Level 38
Apr 8, 2018
Snare Drums Look Different
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Level 67
Sep 21, 2018
No, those are marching band snare drums. Snare drums in a drum set are thinner, but what makes it a snare drum are the snares (little ridged metal wires) that abut the bottom drum skin. That's what makes a snare sound sharper than a tom. Those are most definitely marching snares. Marching toms usually come in sets of three and have open bottoms.
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Level 81
Nov 25, 2020
Maybe field drum as an alternate
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Level 86
Sep 21, 2018
Wow. I guessed "snake." So close . . .

Also, "hurdy-gurdy" is quite possibly the best name for anything ever.

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Level 56
Oct 27, 2022
Presumably it was invented in Sweden
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Level 37
Oct 27, 2022
Is it like hurly burly?
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Level 37
Oct 28, 2022
Right!
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Level 88
Sep 21, 2018
The serpent looks interesting. Never heard of it before.
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Level 82
Sep 21, 2018
Maybe you could accept autoharp for zither? That's what I tried. My 11th grade English teacher was an autoharp enthusiast.
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Level 58
Sep 21, 2018
Maybe you should just accept that you are wrong? (see how I made sure my grammar and capitilisation was correct so that you didn't go off on a rant?)
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Level 90
Sep 21, 2018
...yet you somehow managed to misspell capitalization...
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Level 66
Sep 21, 2018
Considering that an autoharp is a type of zither, I'm not entirely sure that he IS wrong. It looks to me like this is a different type of zither than the autoharp, but I'm not confident enough in my familiarity with this instrument to say for sure.
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Level 77
Sep 21, 2018
The autoharp picture on Wikipedia is clear enough to show the difference.
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Level 65
Sep 24, 2018
If hiresutebodkin us from the UK then he spelled it correctly.
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Level 90
Nov 25, 2020
I've never seen "capitilisation" spelled like that in American nor British spelling.
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Level 26
Oct 31, 2022
"capitalise" is the British spelling
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Level 41
Apr 26, 2024
Maybe you should just accept that you are wrong. (see how I made sure my grammar and capitalization were correct so that you didn't go off on a rant?)
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Level 77
Sep 21, 2018
But the picture doesn't have the chord bars attached, which is the distinguishing feature of an autoharp. They're what make it auto.
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Level 37
Oct 28, 2022
Who cares how he spelled capitalization. It is correct in English. And grammarians are mediocre unoriginal and annoying af.
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Level 60
Sep 21, 2018
could you accept Castagnets?
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Level 80
Sep 24, 2018
I thought they were called "clackers." LOL
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Level 55
Oct 27, 2022
Me too
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Level 37
Oct 28, 2022
Hilarious 😆! How about kabangers. I got it right but this is too funny.
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Level 70
Jul 11, 2019
Yea I tried castagnettes. I guess in english you pronounce it completely different and do not pronounce it like ñ (or the french gn as is bourgogne. Not njets instead of nets. Wouldnt have thought so, interesting.
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Level 62
Sep 22, 2018
Thought the Marimba was a glockenspiel- you learn something new every day
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Level 69
Sep 24, 2018
I vote for accepting "Dulcimer" for zither.
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Level 63
Feb 7, 2019
Recorder? We Germans call that a flute (Blockflöte). And the other flute a cross flute.
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Level 70
Jul 11, 2019
In dutch it is blokfluit and dwarsfluit. ( so sort of sideways flute).

And yea I was very surprised the first time I heard it was recorder in english and still have quite a lot of trouble with if. Even if I remember what it is called, all sorts of other images associated with recorder (taperecorder, record(player) pop up.) The two simply do not combine in my mind haha, eventhough I know what it is called.

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Level 71
Apr 17, 2020
Thank you legend of Zelda for help with this one!
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Level 62
Nov 25, 2020
Glad I'm not alone
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Level 37
Jan 25, 2023
Me too! I would not have gotten that if not for Link.
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Level 26
Oct 31, 2022
the next Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of JetPunk
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Level 65
Apr 30, 2020
Please accept violoncello for cello. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cello
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Level 72
Oct 31, 2022
Agreed. Tried "violincello" and then "ncello" first and second.
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Level 51
Jun 15, 2020
I had no idea what the Kazoo was.
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Level 87
Oct 27, 2022
Lucky you!
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Level 37
Oct 28, 2022
In first grade this Japanese kid brought one to school. I have a memory like an elephant.
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Level 76
Nov 25, 2020
Surprised to see the serpent here! Are there still people playing that instrument?
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Level 64
Nov 25, 2020
Before the tuba was invented, there was the ophicleide, and before that, there was the serpent. It was considered the lowest member of the brass family. It's made of wood and leather, but it has a mouthpiece like a trombone, so you play it like a brass instrument. You can't tell from the picture, but it's big, about a meter tall. I've heard one in person. It sounds like a piece of wood that's trying to sound like a tuba and failing. The one I heard was made for Napoleon's army band and is now owned by a person in Virginia, USA. People still play them in ensembles that do authentic performances of renaissance-era music.
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Level 76
Nov 25, 2020
i don’t think you should accept vibraphone for marimba, they’re different instruments
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Level 64
Nov 25, 2020
Yes, that's definitely not a vibraphone in the picture.
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Level 49
Nov 25, 2020
Yidaki should also be accepted for Didgeridoo
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Level 37
Oct 28, 2022
Wow thanks for a more appropriate spelling. I knew what it was but never cared to remember the spelling. From now on I am using yidaki.
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Level 67
Nov 25, 2020
Only got 12. I would have gotten 1 more if I had spelled Ocarina correctly.
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Level 37
Oct 28, 2022
Did you spell it Macarena?
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Level 66
Nov 25, 2020
I refuse to accept the fact that the recorder is an instrument.
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Level 78
Nov 27, 2020
How dare you?
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Level 37
Oct 28, 2022
Dude it is an instrument if the freaking triangle is. And the cowbell lol! And the kazoo!
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Level 54
Feb 28, 2022
This is still easy, I am such a music nerd though. Serpent without a struggle!
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Level 66
Oct 27, 2022
I've always loved the sounds of the handcuffs and the hair dryer, especially when they are together.
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Level 37
Oct 28, 2022
Lol!
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Level 37
Oct 27, 2022
I got the zither and the digeroo but obviously I spelled them wrong lol. I spelled zither with a y.
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Level 37
Oct 27, 2022
Saw the glocken spiel in marianplatx. Did not understand the fascination and I am a music aficinado. May be add the glocken spiel to your overrated tourist destinations. Like the acropolis. Dude, it's just a hill. A brown hill glocken spiel: bunch of mostly weird German tourists oohing and ahhi about a chime that sounds like a cheap jewelry box from The 70s.
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Level 68
Oct 27, 2022
Got 18, I think most are very easy if you are a wide listener. The kazoo took a bit of guess work, however.
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Level 69
Oct 27, 2022
I would love to listen to each one of them, like Microsoft Encarta, good old days
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Level 37
Oct 27, 2022
Fly away on my zyther...
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Level 49
Nov 1, 2022
Please accept "crash cymbals" for "cymbals."
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Level 65
Dec 19, 2022
I missed bongos because I somehow didn't even notice the photo....lol
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Level 55
Jan 25, 2023
Love the Ocarina... Makes me want to play Song Of Time! If you know, you know!
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Level 65
Apr 27, 2024
Really annoying, I got them all except Didgeridoo which is one of the easiest.
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Level 34
May 21, 2024
yes, I did know the ocarina from animal crossing, but that doesn't mean I know it any less