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P Answers Quiz #1

Based on the clues, guess these random things that start with the letter P.
All answers are a single word
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Last updated: September 12, 2018
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First submittedJanuary 21, 2013
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Clue
Answer
Capital of France
Paris
Former name of Iran
Persia
Ancient Roman city buried in ash
Pompeii
Person who sues a defendant
Plaintiff
Zodiac sign whose symbol is two fish
Pisces
Winged horse of Greek mythology
Pegasus
Low value chess piece
Pawn
Country on the Iberian Peninsula
Portugal
British word for gasoline
Petrol
Light green nut
Pistachio
Capital of Western Australia
Perth
Jack Sparrow or Blackbeard,
for example
Pirate
Clue
Answer
Italian high fashion brand
Prada
Leader of the Catholic church
Pope
Native American who rescued John Smith
Pocahontas
Picasso's first name
Pablo
Pikachu or Bulbasaur, for example
Pokémon
Former country ruled by Frederick the Great
Prussia
Primary ethnic group of Afghanistan
Pashtun
Region of southern Argentina and Chile
Patagonia
Musical opposite of forte
Piano
Canal that connects the Atlantic and Pacific
Panama
River that flows through Washington D.C.
Potomac
Prefix that precedes zoic, lithic,
botany, and ntology
Paleo
74 Comments
+45
Level 59
Aug 26, 2013
Damn it! I read "low value chess piece" as "low value cheese piece"
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Level 68
Aug 26, 2013
that would get a resounding LIKE
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Level 84
Aug 26, 2013
Glad to know I'm in good company on that one.
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Level 31
Dec 12, 2013
American cheese is probably the lowest value cheese, unless you are eating a grilled cheese or Five Guys burger, which are it's only acceptable uses
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Level 75
Oct 14, 2014
Cheez Whiz!
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Level 37
Dec 13, 2017
You're so right!! - For a country that gets so many things right, its cheese really sinks!
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Level 63
Feb 14, 2024
American cheese isn’t even fully American, let alone all the other cheeses that come from the US.
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Level 66
Oct 16, 2018
Velveta
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Level 37
Aug 17, 2015
oh thank goodness, me too, had a quick think of chess pieces beginning with P lol
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Level 84
Mar 21, 2017
Hilarious! I love the unfiltered honesty of many of the participants on here. Some of the things our brains come up with are a riot. None of us are immune.
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Level 36
Feb 22, 2018
me too, took me a while to read it right lol
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Level 59
Apr 18, 2018
You are not alone. I did as well. Sigh
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Level 59
Apr 18, 2018
Dairy Lea
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Level 72
May 21, 2021
Parmesan?
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Level 52
Sep 7, 2013
Could you please accept pampas along with patagonia i got confused
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Level 57
Feb 14, 2024
same, i tried a lotta spellings
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Level 68
Nov 2, 2013
For some odd reason, all I could think of was pecan, even though that's wrong.
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Level 65
Oct 5, 2014
Got stuck on Italian high fashion brand for the longest time because I misread "brand" as "bread."
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Level 18
Jan 5, 2015
i did too and I DON'T EVEN UNDERSTAND HOW. i also misread chess for cheese, but i figure that out eventually. i guess I'm hungry..........
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Level 81
Mar 21, 2022
I mean, your username definitely seems relevant here.
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Level 68
Feb 14, 2017
Man, you guys need to get some glasses!
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Level 81
Oct 16, 2018
Or stop taking quizzes on an empty stomach?
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Level 53
Feb 17, 2024
Or all of the above?
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Level 44
Sep 9, 2015
Darn, I wrote Pashtu and even tried Pashtus, but not Pashtun.
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Level 75
Sep 9, 2015
I even tried Pashti but still couldn't come up with the right ending.
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Level 75
Dec 2, 2016
This time I tried Pashtu. Getting ever closer.
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Level 75
Oct 16, 2018
Got it! Yay! Third time's charm.
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Level 50
Sep 9, 2015
Yeah, me too. So close....
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Level 68
Feb 14, 2017
I tried every form of Pashto, Pashtu, Pashti, Pushtan... I could think of, sigh.
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Level 68
Jan 14, 2021
I tried pashta, but maybe I'm just as hungry as the bread and cheese people.
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Level 76
Sep 9, 2015
The Australian state is Western Australia. "West Australia" is as weird to look at as "Western Virginia" would be.
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Level 38
Sep 9, 2015
Guessing you're a fellow Aussie? Looked so weird without the 'ern' on the end!
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Level ∞
Dec 13, 2017
Fixed
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Level 60
Oct 16, 2018
Yeah, well, to all of us outsiders it's confusing as hell, because you have "Western Australia," "Northern Territory".....and "South Australia"
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Level 45
Sep 9, 2015
I don't like this quiz revamp. I've entered the correct answer for many of these, but nothing is actually filling in.
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Level 50
Sep 9, 2015
Worked fine for me. Did you hit the "Start Quiz" button first?
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Level 68
Jun 27, 2019
and put the cursor in the box..That often happens to me. Halfway the quiz using the scroll bar, then typing several answers, look up and see the box still empty. Multiple times on a quiz, often.
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Level 69
Sep 11, 2015
How about "petitioner" and "prosecutor" for a person who sues a defendant?
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Level 58
Feb 19, 2024
Definitely not the same thing.
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Level 52
Sep 16, 2015
a little leeway on the spelling of potomac please
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Level 77
Dec 13, 2017
How else would you like to spell that?
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Level 60
Oct 16, 2018
Well, as a native Virginian I can tell you it used to be spelled "Potomack" and "Potowmack" on old colonial-era maps. The Indians who named it didn't really have much of a writing system, so the English spelled it different ways at different times, based on what the word sounded like to them.
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Level 60
Feb 18, 2024
Potomack would work, because it starts with "Potomac".
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Level 75
Mar 20, 2022
I put Potemac (not accepted) and Potamac (accepted).
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Level 66
Jan 30, 2016
I agree with Thorvald for "prosecutor", but not "petitioner".
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Level 77
Dec 13, 2017
Prosecutor represents the state and in trials with a prosecutor there's no defendant. Plaintiff is the person in a civil case who is sueing the defendant. So no.
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Level 37
May 31, 2018
WHAT DO YOU mean that in trials with a prosecutor, there is no defendant? Who, then, is the prosecutor prosecuting? I believe you mean that in a trial where there is a prosecutor, the plaintiff is the State, not an individual.
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Level 60
Oct 16, 2018
Yeah, I think you mean there's no plaintiff. Civil and criminal cases both have defendants. In civil cases they're being sued by a plaintiff; in criminal cases they're being tried by the prosecution.
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Level 77
Dec 13, 2017
How about accepting "pistacchio" as well? I really thought it had 2 cs and in some languages it does.
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Level ∞
Dec 14, 2017
Okay
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Level 81
Dec 14, 2017
Any chance you might accept "Palaeo" as an alternative spelling?
+2
Level ∞
Dec 14, 2017
Sure
+7
Level 65
Jan 27, 2018
It took me about 10 tries to spell Pisces correctly (Pieces? Pices? Peices? Piesces? Pises? Pieses? etc)
+1
Level 82
Apr 18, 2018
May have read "low value cheese piece" and drawn a blank. Chess makes much more sense.
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Level 68
Jun 27, 2019
yep I am among the many that also read cheese, only saw chess the 3rd time. I guess the word low and value did that ( low fat for instance)
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Level 73
Oct 16, 2018
Captain Jack Sparrow, thank you very much!
+1
Level 55
Oct 16, 2018
Where's the rum gone...?
+2
Level 27
Oct 18, 2018
I've got a jar of dirt!
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Level 62
May 4, 2019
Thanks to Ross Geller I will never forget the answer to the last question :)
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Level 68
Jun 27, 2019
Only didnt get prada, pashtun and patomac
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Level 48
Sep 10, 2019
Great quiz - but you have made one error.

Petrol is the British word for petrol - not for gasoline.

Gasoline is the American word for petrol

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Level 82
Dec 3, 2021
On behalf of Brits everywhere, please stop making us look like pillocks. Thank you.
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Level 67
Sep 10, 2019
18
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Level 67
Feb 25, 2020
20.
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Level 51
Sep 10, 2019
I thought I was going crazy after "prosecutor" didn't work!
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Level 76
Feb 21, 2020
I got the last question, but I have never heard of the word "Paleobotany"
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Level 75
Jan 24, 2021
It's very interesting - e.g. apparently Charles Darwin could never explain how flowering plants came about by evolution, and was always troubled by it. We still don't know for sure (as far as I know, I'm not a paleobotanist :) since they seem to have come about suddenly and spread everywhere very quickly, which are not characteristics of evolution. Article about it recently on the BBC website:

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55769269

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Level 74
May 6, 2021
I agree plaintiff is the correct answer but maybe petitioner should be accepted (prosecutor is wrong). From the "Petitioner" Wikipedia article: "The petitioner may seek a legal remedy if the state or another private person has acted unlawfully. In this case, the petitioner, often called a plaintiff, will submit a plea to a court to resolve the dispute."
+1
Level 66
Dec 21, 2021
Such a person is called a pursuer in Scotland - another 'p' answer! (But to be fair, the 'victim' is the defender, not defendant.)
+1
Level 67
Sep 7, 2022
3:09 remaining
+1
Level 65
Aug 13, 2023
Could Pucci be accepted as an alternate answer for "Italian high fashion brand"? Both are owned by LVMH, which is a luxury fashion conglomerate.
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Level 70
Feb 14, 2024
What about Pucci for Italian high end brand
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Level 56
Feb 14, 2024
pianissimo needs to be credited
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Level 72
Feb 16, 2024
I disagree. Pianissimo would be the opposite of fortissimo. The question asked for the opposite of forte, which would be piano