I'm from germany and I never heard of about half of those. For some of them other brands are popular here, like Tesa for clear tape or Labello for lip-balm.
Some are not even a thing here or at least much less used, so I couldn't figure out what the quiz is talking about.
I don't know for other countries but we also have the very common Sopalin for paper towel, Frigo or Frigidaire for a refrigerator, Doliprane for paracetamol/acetaminophen or boules Quiès for earplugs, for example.
Fun/sad to see how brands shape our languages, thanks for the quizz!
Other difficult ones: food processor (never heard of it), jumbotron (tried megatron though), bleach (never heard), recreational vehicle (never heard). I should've gotten band-aid and chapstick though, but didn't. Had 17/24.
Yes, utterly daft... :)
(Anybody who has ever watched Blue Peter should know this...)
Even the word "holder" is confusing. It's a beverage container. I kept thinking about the cup holder in a car, but there's no vacuum component to that. What else holds beverages? A vending machine, I guess, but still no vacuum. At least change "holder" to "container". "Vacuum-sealed beverage (or soup) container" leads your thinking toward something that contains liquid, whereas the current phrasing suggests something that holds beverage containers. The challenge of the quiz should be to come up with the right brand name for the described object, not trying to figure out what kind of object the hint is describing.
artificial turf - astro turf
adhesive bandage - plaster
bleach - bleach
lip balm - lip balm
flying disc - frisbee
web search - google
4-wheel drive - 4x4 (4 by 4 verbally)
gelatin dessert - jelly
stadium sized tv - big screen?
facial tissues - tissues
elevator music - no word
sticky notes - post-its
cotton swabs - cotton buds
vacuum-sealed beverage holder - flask
inline skates - rollerblades
clear tape - sellotape
swim briefs - speedo/trunks
stun gun - taser
acetaminophen - paracetemol (had to google that)
petroleum jelly - vaseline
vacuum cleaner - hoover/vacuum cleaner
recreational vehicle - i have no idea what this is
photocopier - photocopier
portable tape player - no word for this.
i got 9/24.
You are on an American website that is predominantly used by Americans and is centered, naturally, around American culture. Every single quiz some Brit is griping that their extremely, uniquely British answer is not accepted. Why would it be? All due respect, you are a small country. No one in the US or other countries has probably ever heard of what you're talking about. Again, this is a site focused on American culture and everyone knows it. Create a British focused site. These comments get so annoying.
Imagine if an American went on a British site that was known to be centered around British culture with British spellings of words and they complained on every quiz that their American answer wasn't accepted. We all know how that would go for the ever-loathed American!
And, also, this website is literally filled to the brim with quizzes that are centered around all types of topics and countries. There are so many things to learn on this site. But a quiz like this, you KNOW it is going to be referring to the American brands.
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