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Alliteration by Letter - S

Based on the clues, guess these alliterative answers that start with the letter S.
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First submittedSeptember 20, 2013
Last updatedSeptember 21, 2018
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Clue
Answer
"Jaws" director
Steven Spielberg
Where Big Bird lives
Sesame Street
Make a wish - it's a meteoroid!
Shooting Star
Fry cook of Bikini Bottom
SpongeBob Squarepants
"Rambo" actor
Sylvester Stallone
What Sinbad sailed
Seven Seas
Hostage's empathy with captors
Stockholm Syndrome
Big Mac ingredient - probably just
thousand island dressing
Special Sauce
In the U.S. they are
octogonal and red
Stop Sign
The part of a tennis racket
that's best to hit with
Sweet Spot
Clue
Answer
Sabbath education
Sunday School
The ability to see dead people?
Sixth Sense
Shakespeare: Parting is such …
Sweet Sorrow
Frightened to the point of rigidity
Scared Stiff
What most cutlery is made of
Stainless Steel
Device that helps you take better
pictures of yourself
Selfie Stick
Challenger, Endeavor,
or Discovery, e.g.
Space Shuttle
The sun and the planets
Solar System
Capital city in Central America
San Salvador
360° audio
Surround Sound
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level 57
Oct 19, 2013
Alliteration is all about how a word sounds, not how it is spelled. "Shooting star" and "Slim Shady" are not an examples of alliteration. And "Showcase Showdown" is an example of alliteration of the "sh" sound, not the "s" sound.
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level 9
Jun 3, 2016
Actually, it both.
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level 58
May 26, 2014
Stereo System also works for 360 degree audio.
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level 77
May 26, 2014
Stereo really just means sound coming from 2 directions, not surround sound would could be 5 or 7 channels or more.
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level 19
May 26, 2014
I thought "sterling silver" for cutlery.
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level 77
May 26, 2014
Got 100%- though at first I typed in "shabbas shul" and then realized what I was writing. I also wonder if anyone tried "sterling silver" for the cutlery, that would have been accurate 50-100 years ago I think.
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level 68
May 26, 2014
Also got thrown by the more Jewish connotation of "Sabbath".
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level 57
Dec 30, 2017
Yep, unfortunately sterling silver was incorrect.
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level 63
May 26, 2014
Scared Straight?
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level 77
Jun 9, 2014
This
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level 46
Dec 31, 2015
Yes! I'm not alone!
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level ∞
Dec 29, 2017
That will work now
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level 67
Aug 3, 2018
How about "shell shocked"? Great quiz.
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level 61
Feb 16, 2019
That's what I tried, then scared silly, super scared, could think of too many and then gave up (most didn't have a literal reference to rigid)
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level 72
Oct 5, 2019
Scared (w)itless is probably used far more often than all other terms combined.
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level 43
Aug 18, 2016
Growing up in the south, I've always heard it as "spooked solid".
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level 70
Sep 15, 2017
FWIW - As instituted in the Mosaic Law, the Sabbath was to be observed from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. Sunday School is not conducted on the Sabbath.
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level 67
Nov 14, 2017
The branches of Christianity that have Sunday School -- like Catholicism and most Protestant sects -- hold Sunday as the Sabbath.
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level 77
Jan 28, 2019
No they absolutely do not.
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level 72
Jan 2, 2018
more importantly, it is not "education" it is "indoctrination"
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level 62
Jan 7, 2018
Indoctrination: "the process of teaching a person or group to accept a set of beliefs uncritically." I know Sunday Schools which teach critical thinking so people have the freedom to make up their own mind.
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level 77
Jan 28, 2019
The sabbath is and always has been Saturday, for Jews, for Muslims, and for every single denomination of Christian. It's a popular, very easily disproven, misconception that the "Christian sabbath" is Sunday. Sunday for Christians is "the Lord's Day." It is not and has never been the Sabbath.
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level 62
Jan 28, 2019
Take that up with the dictionary and some Christians.
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level 61
Jan 28, 2019
And yet: Jewish children frequently attend religious education on Sunday... "Sunday school" = "education about the Sabbath" instead of "education on the Sabbath".
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level 77
Jan 28, 2019
The reason "some Christians" say Sunday is the Sabbath is just a point of confusion, though. According to Mosaic (Jewish) law Sabbath is the 7th day of the week, Saturday, the day that god rested after getting tuckered out creating the Universe. It was a day when it was illegal to do work, so rest and prayer were what Jews usually did. Christian tradition holds that Jesus was executed on a Friday. The Jews responsible for burying him hurriedly cut him down and buried him nearby because Saturday was approaching (the Sabbath) and they could not work on a Saturday. Friday and Saturday (Sabbath) passed, then on the 3rd day (Sunday) the tomb was empty. Christians started to revere Sunday as the Lord's Day for this reason, and it became an important day for them for church services. Because they used this day for prayer, they started giving people the day off from work. And then later on "some Christians" became confused, thinking that Sunday was Sabbath because they didn't work on it.
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level 77
Jan 28, 2019
consider it taken up
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level 77
Jan 28, 2019
English is dynamic. The meaning of words change according to popular usage. If awesome originally meant awful, but enough people use it to mean the opposite, eventually the meaning will change. If enough people use "terrorism" to mean something done by a person they dislike, then eventually the definition will be updated to reflect this. If enough people use "literally" to mean figuratively, then eventually that's what the word will mean. And I guess if there are enough "some Christians" out there who don't know what Sabbath is, then through their collective ignorance they'll change the meaning of that word, too. According to Google is seems they may have already. So, okay, whatever.
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level 76
Jan 28, 2019
You're correct, Kalbahamut. There are some Christian groups such as Seventh-Day Adventists and Seventh-day Baptists who still worship on the sabbath day instead of Sunday. There seemed to be a movement in the early church to distance Christians from Jewish traditions, so maybe that's where the evolution to Sunday worship began. I have no problem either way. I go on Sunday because that's when everyone else at my church goes, but I know a lot of churches that are holding Saturday night services in addition to Sunday, and I'm fine with that, too.
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level 76
Jan 3, 2018
Ditto that Second Sight should be accepted.
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level 67
Jan 6, 2018
I found this one a lot easier than the others in the series. No idea why, but it's nice to get 5pts for once.
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level 22
Feb 26, 2018
For what is most cutlery made with it could be sterling silver.
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level 61
Jul 27, 2018
Very unlikely. Hardly anyone has silverware cutlery (which doesn't necessarily have to be sterling silver btw) nowadays. I know just a few people who do and they inherited it. So sale numbers should be very low. Escpecially compared to very common stainless steel.
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level 78
Jul 17, 2018
tried stringy section for tennis racket clue - it is better than the hitting the handle...
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level 61
Feb 16, 2019
Squishy surface... sweet spot sounds kind of random and could be used for an endless variety of things. (Unless it is truly a tennisterm in its own right, but I be never heard of it)
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level 63
Oct 9, 2018
I agree that the Sabbath one is confusing for non-Christians. Dibs on the word, folks!
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level 77
Jan 28, 2019
the clue belongs on one of the April Fool's quizzes and is therefore potentially confusing to everyone.
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level 46
Jan 28, 2019
How about frightened to the point of evacuation?
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level 77
Jan 28, 2019
Stop signs are octagonal and red almost everywhere. The only one of the 61 countries I've been to where I recall them being different is Russia, where they are most often white and rectangonal.
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level 72
Oct 5, 2019
Some are even rectangular if we want to change the language like the Sabbath.
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level 48
Jan 28, 2019
Sterling Silver could also work for the cutlery question I think.
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level 79
Jan 28, 2019
Octagonal is spelled incorrectly.
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level 57
Jan 28, 2019
Surely sixth sense seems similar to second sight?
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level 47
Jan 28, 2019
Stop Signs are octagonal and red in Australia, UK, NZ, fairly sure in most of Europe, confident to say in Canada too...
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level 37
Feb 4, 2019
I’ve never seen “sesame street” and have no idea what some of these are
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level 46
Jul 11, 2019
San Jose could also satisfy the central american country capital.
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level 56
Sep 20, 2019
Well, San Jose doesn't really fit the "S S" pattern, does it?
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level 56
Sep 20, 2019
Accepting "second sight" would be worth sterling silver.