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One Syllable Answers

For each category, name the possible answers that are only one syllable.
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First submittedSeptember 25, 2014
Last updatedAugust 10, 2019
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Books of the Bible
Acts
James
Job
Joel
John
Jude
Kings
Luke
Mark
Psalms
Ruth
World Capitals
Bern
Minsk
Prague
Rome
Seoul
 
Countries
Chad
France
Greece
Laos
Spain
Periodic Table
Elements
Gold
Lead
Tin
Zinc
 
Planets
Earth
Mars
U.S. Presidents
(Last Name)
Bush
Ford
Grant
Hayes
Pierce
Polk
Taft
Trump
U.S. States
Maine
 
UK Cities
Bath
(Hull, Kingston upon)
Leeds
Perth
(Stoke-on-Trent)
Wells
York
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level 72
Sep 26, 2014
Accept the UK city of Crewe also? It's bigger than Perth and Wells combined!
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level 76
Sep 26, 2014
Apparently, "cities" in the UK are officially-designated, and Crewe doesn't make the list. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_status_in_the_United_Kingdom
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level 71
Dec 2, 2018
Quite right, Crewe is a town, not a city.
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level 67
Aug 11, 2019
Crewe is definately a town, I live there !
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level 58
Aug 12, 2019
@toowise Aw I feel for you lol
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level 76
Oct 31, 2014
There's no book called Kings in the Bible. There are two book, First Kings and Second Kings, which therefore both have more than one syllable. And I still don't buy the argument that Laos is one syllable (though I know there's an argument).
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level 70
Dec 9, 2014
Agreed. Otherwise we have to include 1,2,3 John as well.
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level 58
Dec 10, 2014
^this.
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level 62
Mar 13, 2016
If you ignore the numbers, the name of the book is John, which is already on the list. There are just multiple books with the same name.
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level 76
Dec 6, 2016
Amen
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level 76
Dec 6, 2016
Actually, Kings was one book originally. Kings was split in two for easier printing in 1517 and was originally only used by Protestant Bibles, although Catholic Bibles later adopted the change. Kings is still a single book in the Hebrew Tenach.
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level 70
Jan 26, 2017
Interesting. Thank you.
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level 51
Sep 20, 2017
Then again, in modern Bibles, it is I and II Kings.
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level 77
May 31, 2019
Two books, both named Kings, both with one syllable names.
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level 26
Nov 30, 2014
i believe "laos" is 2 syllables.
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level 76
Dec 7, 2014
In the US, "Laos" pretty much rhymes with "house", so one syllable would be correct.
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level 63
Dec 7, 2014
I just realized Laos and louse are pronounced the same. I mean I've been pronouncing them the same as each other, it just took your comment to make me realize they're homophones. Weird.
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level 32
Dec 7, 2014
Actually, the "s" in Laos is silent. It's from the French colonial rule, they always had to add letters you don't pronounce in the end of words. When I visited the country, everyone pronounced it as "Lao", except for fresh new tourists
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level 72
Dec 7, 2014
When you're there it's called Lao. No idea why foreigners decided to add an s to it.
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level 29
Dec 7, 2014
@eric29cocanuts....the world does not revolve around the US, just sayin
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level 63
Dec 7, 2014
Definitely two syllables.
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level 62
Dec 6, 2016
Did you just read the above comments?
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level 56
Feb 18, 2016
Agree. The same can be said of Seoul and Joel, although maybe that's just my Dutch-ness; we pronounce these three words with two syllables.
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level 60
Oct 30, 2016
Well then, you'd be wrong.
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level 71
Sep 20, 2017
As far as I know, Seoul has always been pronounced "sole". Laos always used to be pronounced "La os" - there seem to be multiple allowed pronunciations today: "Louse", "Lao", "La os". As far as I know, Joel is always pronounced "Jo el", although this may not be the case in the USA.
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level 72
Aug 11, 2019
It is the case and coso is wrong. No one in the history of the U.S. has said Billy Jole. That sounds extremely hickish. Ol' Billy Bob Jole and Bertha Jane. It's Joe-ul. The second syllable may be said quickly and unstressed, but it is always there.
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level 78
Aug 11, 2019
Laos = Lao (Americans pronounce the silent 's' and say "Louse" but still one syllable), Seoul = Sole, and yes, Joel = Jole. The man himself pronounces it that way. @someone2018 is incorrect.
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level 61
Sep 13, 2019
@coro what a ridiculous comment, you are saying an entire language it wrong, just because english has different words and pronunciations for them? So everybody in the entire world that is writing their own language, write every word they use wrong, just because it is not english. That is so.... ok, I'll stop myself there.

But someone said what it was in their language and you say that that is wrong?? English is nót the only language in the world and other languages are nót wrong, or less

(and yes, this is an english quiz, because there is be to be someone making that pointless comment. That is besides the point, other countries are not wrong, when they spell or pronounce words the way they do.)

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level 75
Dec 7, 2014
@AKE88 You're correct, but this American website does...just sayin
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level 41
Jun 27, 2018
It's an American website with users from all over the world so the website should cater to everyone not just Americans...just like Facebook, Google, etc.
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level 68
Dec 7, 2014
"Iron"? One syllable to me unless it's pronounced "eye-ron".
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level 61
Dec 7, 2014
its pronounced 'eye - on' to me. Thats's two syllables. Never heard it pronounced 'earn' or anything like that tbh.
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level 55
Dec 8, 2014
Perhaps heavy Southern American accent? Something like [ɑ˞n] / [ɐ˞n]?
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level 76
Dec 6, 2016
Some people in my area of the Mid-south pronounce iron and fire as "arn" and "far".
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level 73
Jan 23, 2017
Yeah. Southerners pronounce it like "airn." Not the accepted pronunciation however.
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level 46
Oct 25, 2018
I pronounce it ‘I earn’, which is two syllables.
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level 45
Aug 12, 2019
@buck1017 Not every Southerner. Speaking from experience.
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level 44
Dec 7, 2014
I can't believe i didn't get my own first name (which, in all seriousness, is the second-least guessed answer but still)
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level 65
Dec 6, 2016
Your name is Perth? That's unusual.
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level 52
Dec 7, 2014
Only issue I had was with Joel. Is it one syllable or two? Jo-el?
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level 70
Dec 9, 2014
My son's name is Joel, rhymes with roll. That's the only way I've ever heard it pronounced in English.
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level 66
Dec 6, 2016
I've only heard it pronounced as Jo-ell or Jo-all. Maybe it's a UK/US thing?
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level 70
Dec 6, 2016
Joel is one syllable, Noel is two. Confusing, sure, but that's just the way it works.
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level 76
Dec 6, 2016
I have cousins named Noel and Joel and both are pronounced as one syllable, but when using Noel as another word for Christmas it has two syllables.
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level 76
Jan 22, 2017
^ Noel only has 2 syllables, I think, when it has an umlaut over the "e".
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level 73
Jan 23, 2017
I guess I'm the weird. I've always pronounced the name Joel as two syllables. Jo-uhl.
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level 69
Aug 11, 2019
I'm American, and I've always pronounced it with two syllables. I've only heard Billy Joel's last name pronounced with two syllables.
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level 65
Aug 13, 2019
Me, too. I find it weird that this is even a debate. A quick internet search suggests that most dictionaries show it as two syllables, while most people seem to say it as one. Very odd. I always think of it as two, just said rather quickly. One syllable sounds very weird to my ear. I work with a Joel, who is Latino, and he pronounces it as two syllables, but with a "y" sound: Yo-El.
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level 21
Dec 9, 2014
Stoke (on Trent) is a city and if Hull is included, this should be included
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level 57
Sep 26, 2017
I agree. 'Stoke' is a perfectly acceptable name for it. Please include Stoke.
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level 76
Jul 9, 2015
I really enjoy these types of quizzes. Thanks.
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level 67
Aug 8, 2015
Good quiz. Made me really have to think.
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level 45
Dec 22, 2015
this quiz really made me think and i really enjoyed it.
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level 45
Feb 13, 2016
I got Chad, because of the picture, and I got Laos, because it has 4 letters in the name
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level 54
Sep 21, 2016
Is Kiev two syllables? I guess I pronounce it wrong...
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level 32
Dec 6, 2016
I tried the same thing!
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level 41
Jun 27, 2018
Kee-ev...of course it's two syllables, how else would u pronounce it?
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level 63
Aug 11, 2019
Everyone I know who has been there pronounces it with one syllable--" keev."
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level 30
Oct 31, 2016
laos is definitely 1 syllable it rhymes with mouse and house it is not pronounced lay-os idk what people are talking about.
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level 61
Dec 6, 2016
Unfortunately, you're gonna need to add another name to the US Presidents category...
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level 73
Dec 6, 2016
We must enjoy the last month we don't have to see the godforsaken blemish all over Jetpunk quizzes.
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level 55
Dec 6, 2016
Not an easy quiz, only got 26.
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level 67
Dec 6, 2016
Gonna need to add Trump soon! :O
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level 76
Dec 6, 2016
I got almost everything... but none of the UK cities. If it's not London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Sheffield, Nottingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff, or Belfast, there's really no reason for a North American to have heard of it.
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level 66
Dec 6, 2016
Really? Bath has a huge American tourist influx, as does York... and the latter did happen to influence the name of one US city - "New York"!
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level 80
Dec 7, 2016
Oh please. "There's really no reason for a North American to have heard of it"? As an American, it's really ok, and dare I say useful, to learn about cities in the UK (or anywhere) other than major ones. Do you think people get an accurate understanding of the USA if all they know about are things in NYC, LA, Chicago, and Miami?
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level 32
Dec 6, 2016
I don't consider Acts to be the proper name of the book, It's technically Acts of the Apostles
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level 49
Dec 6, 2016
Us presidents last names,PIE -RCE?Also add trump
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level 61
Dec 6, 2016
I also pronounce it 'Pee - erce'. I cant imagine it being said 'peers'
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level 79
Dec 6, 2016
I have a sister named Pierce. We always pronounced it as 'peers.'
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level 80
Dec 7, 2016
-RCE is not a syllable.
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level 62
Dec 6, 2016
So, Trump isn't one syllable? Because it should be added.
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level 77
Dec 6, 2016
Hopefully the world will end before this happens, but, it is currently inconsistent with many other presidential quizzes on the site.
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level 50
Dec 6, 2016
Trump isn't president until January though, right?
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level 45
Dec 6, 2016
what about TRUMP!
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level 45
Dec 6, 2016
i have literally no idea
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level 83
Dec 6, 2016
Please refrain from adding Trump until he is sworn in on Jan. 20 to allow all the little snowflakes more time to seek safe places and mourn. Jeez, can't even take a trivia quiz without the wailing and whining.
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level 79
Dec 6, 2016
Trump isn't technically president YET. I know some president quizzes have already added him, but they really shouldn't. Wait till it's officially official.
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level 82
Jan 20, 2017
For some reason I feel it should said Bush twice. Both were often enough referred to just as "George Bush". Or "President Bush". Not sure I ever heard "President Bush Junior".
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level 73
Sep 18, 2019
Maybe JP considers one to be Bush and the other to be Dub-ya
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level 60
Jan 30, 2017
What about Lome?
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level 72
Apr 26, 2018
I've always pronounced it Lo - me, or low may. But I have no authority for this, maybe it is pronounced like loam? I think you have something here. I just checked two sources that pronounce it as one syllable, like Rome. Although there is an accent over the "e", both videos pronounced it with one syllable.
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level 79
Jun 3, 2018
Not sure what videos you're referencing, but the accent should mean it's pronounced as two syllables. Same deal with Male (capital of the Maldives). Though that didn't stop me from trying it in desperation lol.
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level 46
Feb 17, 2017
I got all the countries except Spain and France...
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level 38
Dec 2, 2018
Lome , Joel and Noel are pronounced as two syllables if pronounced correctly (non-American pronunciations). Laos is one syllable because the "s" is silent, as in Marseilles.
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level 50
Jan 19, 2019
What about Kiev?
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level 60
Sep 25, 2019
It is pronounced Key-ev
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level 71
Aug 12, 2019
I don't understand why Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is missing.