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Famous People Fractured

Each answer is a famous person or fictional character, whose name has been 'fractured' into like-sounding syllables.

Solve each one by speaking the clues out loud, faster and faster, until you 'hear' the answer!

Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: September 17, 2018
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First submittedNovember 29, 2014
Times taken14,119
Average score77.8%
Rating4.04
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Fractured Name
Answer
Sand tackle laws
Santa Claus
My gulch hoard in
Michael Jordan
Mow bead hick
Moby Dick
A doll fiddler
Adolf Hitler
Caress tougher clump us
Christopher Columbus
Chore jaw well
George Orwell
Saw career tease
Socrates
Sure low combs
Sherlock Holmes
Cull ear Petra
Cleopatra
Fractured Name
Answer
Tall mischief her sin
Thomas Jefferson
Docked hearse whose
Doctor Seuss
And jelly nudge 'ol Leigh
Angelina Jolie
Buck spun he
Bugs Bunny
Chose if starling
Joseph Stalin
Nail cinnamon teller
Nelson Mandela
Jowel stick-ins
Charles Dickens
Hindi an itch owns
Indiana Jones
My shell lobe armour
Michelle Obama
64 Comments
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Level 66
Nov 29, 2014
:) What made you think of this?
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Level 75
Nov 29, 2014
These are called fractured quizzes which often appear on other quiz sites.
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Level 63
Nov 29, 2014
I did get the idea from other sites, but made most of them up myself. Didn't know they were called Fractured Quizzes - but now I do, so I've changed the title!
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Level 77
Aug 4, 2015
Also called Mad Gabs.
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Level 77
Dec 9, 2018
I think it is time for #2.
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Level 50
Dec 9, 2018
Can you please accept Santa Claws for Santa Claus.
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Level 65
Aug 4, 2015
Cool picture!
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Level 77
Aug 5, 2015
Not speaking English as a first language, these are HARD. Especially cause I seldom or never heard anybody pronounce "Doctor Seuss" (I got as far as Doctor Who?). Happy with my 13/18 even though it was just 40%.
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Level 40
Sep 14, 2015
Native English speaker here - I put Doctor Who at first as well
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Level 89
Aug 8, 2018
And his name was actually pronounced Soyss.
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Level 95
Nov 1, 2018
I was taught Soo-iss
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Level 76
Aug 5, 2015
Kiwi, you're the resident master of creating quizzes by slicing and dicing words!
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Level 65
Aug 6, 2015
And 40 of his starred quizzes say so!
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Level 63
Aug 17, 2015
Eye duke white liker were dig aims :)
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Level 65
Sep 3, 2015
You do quite like word games? :)
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Level 91
Aug 6, 2015
So funny and enjoyable! Especially when I'm practically shouting out the various words at an empty room!
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Level 91
Aug 12, 2015
Buck spun he and Mow bead hick seemed a little out of place on a 'famous people' quiz. The first I guess I can forgive, since he is so heavily anthropomorphized, but the white whale?
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Level 74
Aug 15, 2015
I really struggled with this to start off with, but once i got one or two I got the hang of it.
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Level 61
Sep 14, 2015
Super witty puzzle
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Level 56
Sep 14, 2015
Haha, so weird, but I like it!
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Level 74
Sep 14, 2015
Pssst... it's "jowl", not "jowel". Also, if you haven't read "Ladle Rat Rotten Hut" (available freely online), you should.
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Level 76
Sep 14, 2015
Nice quiz. I'd like to see more.
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Level 65
Sep 14, 2015
nice one. well done.
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Level 56
Sep 14, 2015
That was fun. Didn't get Nelson Mandela tho
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Level 75
Sep 14, 2015
Loved this one. Thanks. We must have different accents. I noticed a couple of the names which ended in an "a" were given clues which ended in the "er" sound which in my accent is more of an "uh" sound. I say Michelle Obam-uh rather than Obam-er (er as in the ending of Hitler) and I say Nelson Mandel-uh, rather than your Mandel-er.
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Level 63
Sep 14, 2015
Yes, for people with non-rhotic accents like myself, the -er suffix sounds identical to the 'uh' sound. :)
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Level 65
Jan 5, 2016
SO... if you pronounce it that way... and your name has kiwi in it... would I be correct in guessing you live near some hobbit holes?
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Level 75
Dec 9, 2018
I had never heard of a non-rhotic accent, which led me to the Wikipedia page on Rhoticity in English. It was interesting and explained when, where, and how a lot of our accent changes came about - at least regarding the letter r. Thank you. (Despite my being American, my accent is older, but lower class.)
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Level 44
Sep 14, 2015
This was very fun! Some were quite challenging, but I manged to get them all. :)
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Level 51
Sep 15, 2015
I thought Thomas Jefferson was Solzhenitsin and kept thinking I was spelling it wrong…..
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Level 22
Sep 15, 2015
Moby Dick isn't a "person," technically.
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Level 68
Sep 15, 2015
Brilliant idea. Kiwirage scores once again.
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Level 80
Sep 16, 2015
Cleopatra really had me until the last second...fun quiz
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Level 56
Sep 19, 2015
For Jowel stick-ins to sound like Charles Dickens you really need to have the cold
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Level 56
Jan 2, 2016
I really like a good fracture quiz. Nice one!
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Level 77
Jul 27, 2016
A lot of fun :)
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Level 54
Apr 23, 2017
I think a better one for Michelle Obama is Me shell Or Bomb Ma
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Level 65
May 24, 2017
That was awesome! Very fun! Thanks!
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Level 69
Oct 6, 2018
Loved this! Way to go (again), kiwi!
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Level 69
Dec 9, 2018
This quiz was a lot of fun. I would like to try some more
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Level 50
Dec 9, 2018
I was also one to think that it was Doctor Who and not Doctor Seuss.
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Level 20
Dec 9, 2018
That was great! I'd like to see more like that.
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Level 61
Dec 9, 2018
If you like these quizzes, then try out something similar on my profile called "Syllabostics."

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/235686/syllabostics-capitals

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Level 60
Dec 9, 2018
why do I only get 50 percent on half of the right ones ?
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Level 47
Dec 10, 2018
I kept trying Michael Hordern (famous mid 20th C English actor - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Hordern) - couldn't think of Michael Jordan.
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Level 56
Dec 10, 2018
I got them all! (a little excited)
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Level 72
Dec 10, 2018
Great quiz! Although I think accepting only last names kind of defeats the purpose here. The game is guessing the whole name.
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Level 51
Dec 10, 2018
This is a phenomenal quiz! Awesome job, thanks for making it!
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Level 48
Dec 10, 2018
Loved it :)
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Level 58
Dec 12, 2018
It's pronounced Soyce not Soo-ss
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Level 77
Jan 30, 2019
That's a battle Seuss himself gave up on long, long ago. He reportedly came around to the Anglicized pronunciation of it anyway, as it was evocative of Mother Goose.
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Level 63
Jan 28, 2019
Awesome quiz
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Level 47
Apr 28, 2019
i dont think ive ever laughed this much in my entire life a doll fiddler is v v v v v v good impressed
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Level 68
Sep 9, 2019
How on earth do you guys pronounce cleopatra?? (like colorpetra? or clearpetra?) What accent is that (seriously, not trying to be rude, literally wondering about the accent), I got it (how could you not with it ending in petra), but it seems so be the one most distant from its original. Cull cant sound like cle, not to me anyway.

Maybe make it Clay owe pet Ra?

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Level 72
Jan 5, 2023
Yeah, cull ear petra doesn't make sense AT ALL.

Not just the cull part, but also the ear.

Clay owe pet ra sounds much better!

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Level 75
Apr 14, 2024
It's interesting how many of these reveal the accent of the quizmaker. This one doesn't add up for me either, but I did get it based on the ending.
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Level 59
Nov 8, 2020
I only got Moby Dick because of Charles Dickens
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Level 79
Feb 11, 2021
I think the trick with this one is to say them out loud as quickly as possible.
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Level 39
Mar 25, 2021
Such a fun quiz!!
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Level 57
Apr 8, 2021
Some of these are really good, some pretty bad :D They're all very funny.
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Level 49
May 1, 2022
That was fun!
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Level 79
Jun 30, 2022
I love this quiz. Would love to see more of these!
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Level 78
Nov 1, 2022
playing this with English as a second language is hard, but fun.
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Level 81
Dec 30, 2022
Try doing the quiz in a New York accent. It'll only make the experience more fun. ;-)