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Types of Things #5

We give you three examples of something. What type of thing is it?
For example: Tulip, Rose, Orchid = Flower
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First submittedMay 14, 2015
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These are Types of
This
Fandango, Lambada, Jitterbug
Dance
Loafer, Moccasin, Pump
Shoe
Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic
Rock
Sonnet, Haiku, Limerick
Poem
Ruble, Rupee, Won
Currency
Suspension, Draw, Pontoon
Bridge
Yellow Dwarf, Neutron, Red Giant
Star
Jasmine, Oolong, Darjeeling
Tea
Acute, Obtuse, Right
Angle
Library, Christmas, Playing
Card
These are Types of
This
Vinyasa, Bikram, Ashtanga
Yoga
Porter, Pilsner, Lager
Beer
Pointillism, Dada, Fauvism
Art
Compound, Spiral, Hairline
Fracture
Kosher, Himalayan, Celery
Salt
Cleaver, Stiletto, Scalpel
Knife
Glucose, Fructose, Lactose
Sugar
Granny, Windsor, Bowline
Knot
Nigiri, Maki, Inari
Sushi
Fastball, Knuckleball, Sinker
Pitch
56 Comments
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Level 50
May 15, 2015
Nice and easy. Thank you.
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Level 79
Apr 6, 2021
This was the hardest in the series for me.
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Level 75
Nov 3, 2015
Never heard of the art styles, and I had three college roommates who were art majors. After I looked up the terms I realized that the wonderful picture one of them gave me is an example of pointillism. I just never knew the word for it.
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Level 83
Jul 23, 2016
I think we did pointillism back in primary school, only we didn't call it that.
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Level 70
May 21, 2019
That was fingerpainting ;)
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Level 65
Nov 3, 2015
I think knives should be acceptable. Types of Knives sounds better than types of knife. Never knew stiletto was a knife. I thought it was only a type of heel.
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Level ∞
Nov 3, 2015
Okay
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Level 55
Nov 3, 2015
I believe the shoe was named after the knife. :)
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Level 76
Jan 14, 2020
I knew stiletto as a heel and a pen knib. I assumed the heel was named after the nib.
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Level 65
Jan 3, 2022
Its been 7 years
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Level 72
Nov 3, 2015
Could "sun" also be acceptable for the types of stars?
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Level 70
Nov 5, 2015
Sun is really just the name of our Star. Other stars have their own names such as Sirius, Rigel etc.. The clues given such as Red Giant, Neutron etc. are types of stars not names of stars.
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Level 72
Oct 3, 2021
The IAU (the group that assigns names to celestial bodies) has never officially given our sun a name. You often hear or read about suns that are not our own, especially in science fiction or space fantasy (the twin suns of Tatooine, for example). So, colloquially speaking, it makes perfect sense to allow it as a type-in answer.
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Level 81
Oct 4, 2022
I think we should call our sun John.
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Level 79
Sep 10, 2016
I am shocked that meotropetriglyph finds these art terms obscure at all. Anyone with a cursory interest would know at least two.
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Level 74
Mar 5, 2017
To me, Fandango is a website where you buy movie tickets, while a Jitterbug is a phone for old people. Yeah, didn't get that one.
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Level 85
Mar 8, 2018
Really? Bohemian Rhapsody even mentions the fandango.
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Level 76
Jan 14, 2020
The fandango in Bohemian Rhapsody isn't a dance. It's the struggles of a hanged man.
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Level 78
Oct 5, 2021
Except the term "hemp fandango" for getting hanged is based on the idea that someone getting hanged will kick their legs as much as a lively fandango dance. So if you understand that the fandango can refer to being hanged, you'd probably know that the fandango is a dance in the first place. It's debatable whether fandango refers to that anyway. Since the song is probably about Mercury coming out as gay, maybe the performance references in that section of the song are about having to play a character under the scrutiny of fame? Pretending to be brave, much like a Scaramouche?
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Level 74
Mar 9, 2018
Well, I got it this time it was featured. I guess I'm learning something.
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Level 60
Dec 5, 2017
Weren’t rock and star questions on a previous quiz?
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Level 70
Mar 8, 2018
Yes 'The Beatles' quiz
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Level 75
Mar 8, 2018
Malbaby, you make me smile. :)
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Level 26
Mar 8, 2018
Oh my, the compound fracture!
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Level 70
Mar 8, 2018
Could "baseball throw" be accepted for "pitch" for those who don't master all subtleties and technicalities of this great sport?
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Level 83
Mar 8, 2018
But those listed are all specific pitches, thrown only by one player, the "pitcher".
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Level 61
Mar 8, 2018
It's hard to imagine someone knowing the word "knuckleball" and not knowing the word "pitch".
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Level 28
Mar 8, 2018
I knew all three terms as I play baseball it still took me well over 30 seconds to get "pitch" as I was typing just as dubucannon was saying "Throws" "Baseball Throws" and finally got to "Pitches".
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Level 70
Jan 11, 2019
Quite logical in my opinion. Recognising a word or suspecting where it is from, isnt the same as really knowing it. (Like i guessed the yoga right and I have never even heard of any of them). I have heard of baseball, have even heard of fastball and i see them throwing a ball.
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Level 67
May 13, 2023
I recognized "bikram", but it took a little while to remember from where. It got lumped under "group gym fads", like jazzercise, group cycling, etc. for me.

My vote is for trajectory or vector(:

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Level 81
Oct 29, 2020
Hi QM, I tried baseball delivery, ball, bowl. Are none of these acceptable terms? Lots of love from an ignorant European with little baseball jargon.
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Level 81
Aug 24, 2022
I guess not.
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Level 80
Mar 8, 2018
Argh, kept trying bowling, baseball bowling, throwing, baseball throw.... forgot Americans call it pitching!
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Level 47
Mar 8, 2018
I missed the Salt
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Level 62
Mar 8, 2018
Couldn't the angle question also be traingle?
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Level 59
Mar 8, 2018
Nope, they're all angles. If it was 'equilateral, isosceles, scalene', then triangle would be correct
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Level 84
Mar 10, 2018
obtuse, acute and right are also types of triangles.
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Level 80
Mar 8, 2018
The beer clue is not ideal because Pilsner and Porter are beer styles while lager is a broader classification that includes Pilsner.
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Level 57
Mar 9, 2018
Lager is considered a style or type of beer. If you look up the definitions for "lager," "ale," "pilsner," etc., all definitions will describe these as different types of beer. Here's an interesting article from wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_beer_styles
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Level 25
Mar 8, 2018
You should accept throw for the pitch.
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Level 32
Mar 18, 2018
I'm in favour of this. I wasn't familiar with these terms, but from movies, I know that "something"ball often refers to a way of throwing a ball. And I don't see why you have to specifically write "pitch", when a pitch is a throw.
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Level 70
Jan 11, 2019
I second this, I tried variations of throwing and effect. If you are not american, (definately when english isn t your language) it is almost impossible to get/know.

I do know there is a pitcher and a catcher though. But I see them throwing the ball

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Level 71
Oct 4, 2021
Most of the "throws" in baseball are not pitches, though, and these are obviously and clearly talking about types of pitches, not types of throws (which might include, I don't know, overhand and underhand? Or lob?).

It's one of those cases where you can, in theory, torture the definition of the category to be something more general (they are also all "techniques", for example, or "sports terms") but that answer is not correct, because it renders the grouping meaningless.

If it's "banger, currywurst and andouille", the answer must be "sausages", even though, yes, technically they are also all types of "food" or "substances".

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Level 64
Oct 6, 2021
And bowl. Isn't that daft American competition called SuperBowl or something?
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Level 48
Mar 8, 2018
Please don't accept throw for pitch. Tell quiz takers this is how you learn.
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Level 43
Mar 9, 2018
For Acute, obtuse and right also please accept triangle. It works the same... :(
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Level 68
Jan 31, 2020
yeah true
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Level 68
Jan 31, 2020
hairline fracture?
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Level 68
May 4, 2023
Nvm
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Level 75
Apr 29, 2020
Quite a few of these are repeated from previous quizzes:

Shoe; Rock; Poem; Star; + the angle one also works as Triangle, which was in a previous one.

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Level 45
Jan 6, 2021
lots of repeats
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Level 45
Jan 6, 2021
maybe accept throw for pitch?
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Level 54
May 11, 2021
library is a type of card???
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Level 59
Oct 3, 2021
yes, do they not have library cards outside of the US?
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Level 66
Oct 3, 2021
Yeah this one threw me off too. I know about library and christmas cards but I don't think of them as "types" of cards, they're more like words that can come before the word card.
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Level 68
May 31, 2021
Triangle could also be acceptable for the angle one.