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4-Letter Word Chain Game #4

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Rainbow-colored gem
Magma when at the surface
Something a sailor says
Walled city of northern England
Capital of Ukraine
Artery's counterpart
Roman fiddler
Unpleasant smell
Chess piece
Ethnicity of northern Iraq
Mute
Dutch-speaking person of South Africa
The Eternal City
Leader of Dubai or Abu Dhabi
Famous fancy hotel
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Metallic element
What koi and goldfish are
Summit
Ms. Winslet
River that passes through Germany
Celtic singer
German car brand
Sacred bird of ancient Egypt
Snail relative
Oversupply
Setting of "The lliad"
Steppe-dweller's house
Neighbor of Benin
Double reed instrument
Word frequently shouted into a canyon
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(68)
Odor is 5 letters, with a u, in much of the world.
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Feb 10, 2015
(71)
even in a quiz that isn't about geography, it's good to see the America vs the rest of the world debate continuing.
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Mar 12, 2015
(44)
It's not america. Most of america is great, it's just the us that sucks.
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Jun 13, 2017
(32)
You may have noticed that you have to know a variety of things about a variety of places to score well on these quizzes. Being aware of different spellings isn't much to ask.
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Mar 14, 2015
(59)
Not a great defence of the clue. I'll assume no regional bias was intended by the quiz maker, but when you've grown up spelling a word a certain way, it's understandable that it may never occur to you that it might qualify as a shorter word. Now I'll sit back and wait for someone to tell me I spelt "defence" wrong.
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Jun 11, 2017
(71)
No, you spelled spelt wrong. (Just kidding, but in the US spelt is a grain, and spelled is the verb.) Just curious, do you also say smelt instead of smelled?
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Jun 11, 2017
(62)
ander217 - I think it's to do with tense: "I spell a word correctly", "I spelled a word correctly", "I have spelt a word correctly". It's the same with "spill" (hence the phrase "no use crying over spilt milk"). I'm not sure whether the same applies to "smell".
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Jun 11, 2017
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I always write "spelled." I threw in "spelt" as a further provocation, which ander handled with tact! I'm no grammarian, but I don't think spelled and spelt are used for different tenses.
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Jun 11, 2017
(45)
Do you say past or passed
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Jun 12, 2017
(71)
Odoru?
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May 28, 2015
(62)
Odour...
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May 29, 2015
(67)
It's only odoru in a cheaply dubbed Japanese cartoon
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Feb 29, 2016
(60)
Yeap, the word is spelt 'odour'. Just because Americans choose to drop the U doesn't mean that's an acceptable spelling, it just means they all spell it wrong. Lol. While it was fairly easy to figure out, a note at the start saying you were using American 'spelling' might have helped.
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Feb 12, 2017
(56)
LOL 'wrong'
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Mar 24, 2017
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Yes, skibumb, 'wrong', because English was (here's a shocker) invented in England. American English is, by definition, wrong, because the English invented English.
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Apr 12, 2017
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While I'm not convinced that the English invented English [Isn't English a Germanic Language and didn't the German tribes exist first?] I nevertheless agree that both the English and American spellings should be accepted. Especially, since many non-Americans would have learned English with the English spellings thus making it easier to take these quizzes.
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May 9, 2017
(29)
Jesus Christ! You idiots are arguing about how to spell the word odor when there are so many other problems in the world. As long as it a spelling is accepted in one part of the world, it should be fine for a Jetpunk quiz to use it.
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Jun 11, 2017
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a Boer is not an dutch speaking south african, it is strictly an afrikaans speaking farmer and nothing else!
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May 14, 2015
(70)
Where did those farmers live and what language did they speak?
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May 28, 2015
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I am confused (it happens a lot as I get older) but didn't the original poster say they lived in Southern Africa and spoke afrikaans? I was under the impression that Afrikaans was to Dutch as Bayerisch is to Hoch Deutsch?
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May 28, 2015
(69)
Boer simply means "farmer"in Dutch. Some people in South Africa speak Afrikaans and are known as Afrikaners.
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May 28, 2015
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I second hwes' comment. The clue is decidedly more relevant to pre-20th century South Africa. Dutch is not an official language in SA. It's spoken by tourists, and perhaps the random few that learnt it either at University or from their folks for whatever reason. Afrikaans is one of the official languages of SA. "Boer" = farmer, quite literally. That said, there are a large number of farmers in SA, and almost always, you'll find that these farmers can speak two or more of the official languages. The term "Boer" was (and still is sometimes, unfortunately) used in a contentious manner by some ignorant folks when referring to specific people. Not cool. Other than that, fun quiz, QM!
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Jun 1, 2015
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"Boer" is an Afrikaans-speaking person of South Africa. Though Afrikaans is rooted in Dutch, the two languages are as different as for eg. Spanish and Italian, German and Dutch. Also, though "boer" literally translates to "farmer", it actually carries a strong cultural label. It harkens to apartheid when the "farmer" was the racist antagonist, benefitting from the oppression of the farm workers. Just be aware of that connotation when using the word in quizzes in this manner :) Great quiz otherwise :)
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Oct 14, 2015
https://www.google.com/search?q=define+boer

Quizzes like this are in crossword-ese. Which means that my goal is not to give a complete and full definition of any term. I'm going to write a few words, not a whole paragraph. Dutch people who settled in South Africa were called Boers. Is that wrong?

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Oct 6, 2016
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Mar 24, 2017
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I am pretty sure Emir is not spelled with an 'e' but an 'a'. I am Urdu speaking and i know how to speak Arabic and it is pronounced with an 'a' as Amir
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Jun 11, 2017
(71)
And here I've been spelling it United Arab Emirates all this time.
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Jun 11, 2017
(27)
The "u" in words such as odour, colour, harbour etc are used in English but have their origins in the French spelling, or so my French teacher taught me.
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Jun 11, 2017
(29)
Rendered rather hard by including the 5 letter word "odour" incorrectly :)
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Jun 11, 2017
(71)
I'm sorry, I guess you must be looking for the British JetPunk site. This is the American JetPunk site. Thanks for visiting!
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Jun 11, 2017
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There are a number of irregular verbs where the past simple and the past participle can be spelled with an 'ed' or a 't': learn, burn, dream, kneel, spill, spell, spoil, lean, sweep etc. Both spellings are acceptable in British English -- not sure if it is different in American English.
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Jun 11, 2017
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ander217 Smelt is english past tense for smell.
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Jun 12, 2017
(33)
How is "slug" the second least guessed answer?
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Jun 17, 2017
(44)
Only one word to go and 8 seconds remaining: I was typing goat, glat, glit, glot...gl... then times up! Ughrrr so close!
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Jun 17, 2017
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For Swanbaby: "Past" is commonly used for a time period as in, "I have done so in the past, but I won't in the future." "Passed" in usually used to denote action, as in: On my way to the theatre, I drove passed the deli.
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Jun 23, 2017
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