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Things with Geographic Names #1

Guess the "geographic" answer that goes with each group of words.
For example: Checkers, Zodiac, Water Torture = Chinese
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Last updated: August 30, 2018
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First submittedAugust 22, 2010
Times taken88,086
Average score75.0%
Rating3.95
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Clue
Answer
Fries, Press, Vanilla
French
Yogurt, Gods, Salad
Greek
Baked Beans, Tea Party, Strangler
Boston
Cheese, Watch, Chocolate
Swiss
Tea Ceremony, Spider Crab, Animation
Japanese
Bridge, Underground, Fog
London
Jiu Jitsu, Steakhouse, Bikini Wax
Brazilian
Gold Rush, Condor, Roll
California
Deep-Dish Pizza, Blues, Loop
Chicago
Shepherd, Measles, Chocolate
German
Clue
Answer
Isles, Museum, Thermal Unit
British
Apricot, Bath, Delight
Turkish
Setter, Potato Famine, Republican Army
Irish
Jerk, Bobsled Team, Patois
Jamaican
Envelope, Clam, Folder
Manila
Rice, Jumping Beans, Hat Dance
Mexican
Bacon, Rockies, Shield
Canadian
Dream, Bison, Express
American
Numerals, Candle, Forum
Roman
Inquisition, Flu, Armada
Spanish
40 Comments
+59
Level 77
Apr 7, 2014
Wow...I wasn't expecting the Spanish Inquisition...
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Level 58
Apr 10, 2014
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.
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Level 32
Apr 10, 2014
WHY ISN'T THERE A LIKE BUTTON???
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Level 75
Oct 8, 2017
We've got little hearts now :)
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Level 36
May 19, 2024
I laughed when I saw that one.
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Level 82
Apr 10, 2014
hm... this looks very familiar. How about at least an idea credit?

Got 100%. Never knew that Manila folders and envelopes actually were named for Manila. But I looked it up today for the first time.

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Level 63
Apr 10, 2014
Because the idea doesn't belong to you, perhaps?
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Level ∞
Apr 10, 2014
Yeah this is a reboot of a quiz that is almost 4 years old. It's actually a series of four quizzes, which I completely redid. In fact, I did credit you for one question in the sequel.
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Level 82
Apr 11, 2014
Okay. Seems like this one is a lot closer than the sequel. I don't remember seeing it before or maybe the original version just looked a lot different or had different answers. Hard to do a search for something like this to check against redundancy.

Quizzler, you honestly have nothing better to do?

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Level 69
Sep 29, 2016
Says who?
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Level 59
May 17, 2024
You looked up Manila Envelope? Some of the results might have been surprising...
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Level 36
Apr 11, 2014
Got 20 out of 20.
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Level 46
Apr 15, 2014
I got all but "Turkish."
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Level 65
Apr 22, 2022
ditto. I almost missed the American one. Tokyo Express, Dream what? Bison, should have given it away, but I blanked. Not really sure how the answer came to me.
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Level 33
Oct 7, 2014
Got all but "Chicago"... Deep-Dish Pizza I would think would be from NY or Italy
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Level 68
Sep 26, 2016
Got all but Chicago too. Darn it.
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Level 63
May 23, 2024
Nah, NY pizza is that thin, crappy, cardboard-y stuff that New Yorkers are weirdly proud and defensive over. Chicago and Detroit are the deep dish cities.
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Level 44
Feb 1, 2015
took me a minute to get the one with the wax.. how can I be so stupid lol got all the rest easily enough :)
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Level 75
Feb 18, 2015
It's the only one I missed. I kept thinking Jiu Jitsu was some type of Asian martial arts. North Korean Bikini Wax, anyone?
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Level 66
Jun 29, 2018
You're not wrong on that. It's originally a Japanese martial art, but the Brazilian version (which is well known today thanks to its success in MMA) is sort of descended from it.
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Level 56
Sep 26, 2016
French fries are Belgian, the French press is Italian and vanilla definitely doesn't grow in France, I wonder how Americans pick up their words...
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Level 67
Sep 26, 2016
And the English horn is neither English nor a horn; it got the name "English" because the German word for "Angelic" resembles the word for "English." Similarly the Jerusalem artichoke has nothing to do with that place; "Jerusalem" is a corruption of "girasole," the Italian word for "sunflower." So let's not fret too much about how words get misapplied, much less bash any particular group for mistakes like these; after all it was the Brits who turned "Livorno" into "Leghorn" and transformed "quelque chose" into "kickshaws."
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Level 82
Sep 26, 2016
I've thought about doing a quiz of the origins of foods that are named for places other than their place of origin, though the french fries thing is a bit contentious. I started another quiz on foods with disputed origins (France does actually have a claim), but never finished it.
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Level 69
Jun 18, 2019
french fries are definitely not belgian, belgian fries looks totally different! French fries are like half a cm max, more like 0.3 normal fries are like 0.8-1 cm and belgian (flemish) fries 1.5-2 cm !(sometimes almost resembling potato wedges and sometimes the skin is left on)

The word french fries most likely came into being not because it was the place it was invented. But referring to the way of cutting things. A french cut (of the potatos) .French cut is the same as jullienne a term that is often used to slice vegetables in strips (the place of invention has been disputed)

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Level 75
May 17, 2024
And, for what it's worth, Canadians call it back bacon. If you ask for Canadian bacon in Canada, a lot of people won't know what you're talking about.
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Level 71
May 17, 2024
While we're at it (over the last 8 years), French vanilla isn't a kind of vanilla, but a flavor (of custard and ice cream mainly, but also other things that resemble it) that uses vanilla in combination with eggs and I think does originate in France (the style of ice cream and custard, not vanilla or vanilla-flavored things in general).
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Level 61
Sep 26, 2016
Rather surprised that so few people got Manila - even if you don't know the city, I thought manila envelopes were more widely known.
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Level 28
Sep 26, 2016
Kept trying Manilla, guessing I'm not alone. But still wrong.
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Level 43
Sep 27, 2016
I have lived in Boston my whole life and it was the only one I missed :(
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Level 64
Jul 21, 2017
It's Nashua Street for you.
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Level 49
Feb 19, 2017
Ah yes... Jamaican bobsled team comes from "Cool Runnings". :)
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Level 69
Jun 19, 2019
you know, jamaica actually hás a bobsledteam. In real life, since 1988. That was actually what the movie was based on. So it is the other way around..
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Level 62
Jul 24, 2019
I thought it was “Caribbean Bobsled Team”...partial credit?
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Level 64
Jul 21, 2017
For fog and underground, I was thinking "velvet." Bridge got me to London.
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Level 79
Apr 11, 2018
It's a bit odd for current Brits to have London associated with fog. That goes back more than 60 years to the time of coal fires. It's still polluted - by cars - but it isn't foggy.
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Level 73
Feb 25, 2020
A London Fog is a type of beverage. They're wonderful on a rainy day.
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Level 57
May 17, 2024
Yes! They're great...Earl Grey tea is my favorite :)
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Level 39
Apr 17, 2019
Jamaican bobsled team - this clue made me laugh. Cool Runnings is an absolutely hilarious movie, but I never thought it would enter into this. Still, it was what made me get Jamaican.
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Level 29
Oct 14, 2021
At first I thought that it was only countries until I saw numerals
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Level 35
Jun 5, 2024
French fries are not French but Belgian. French comes from the verb to french.