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Things with Geographic Names #2

Guess the "geographic" answer that goes with each group of words.
For example: Yogurt, Gods, Salad = Greek
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Last updated: March 31, 2016
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Clue
Answer
Muffin, Channel, Mastiff
English
Horn, Kiss, Toast
French
Tape, Whisky, Bonnet
Scotch
Army Knife, Miss, Chard
Swiss
Beach, Vice, Bass
Miami
Alphabet, Orthodox, Tragedy
Greek
Corgi, Rarebit, Onion
Welsh
Cigar, Missile Crisis, Sandwich
Cuban
Elm Disease, Oven, Auction
Dutch
Toast, Hold 'Em, Drawl
Texas
Clue
Answer
Punch, Barbecue, Shirt
Hawaiian
Soda Bread, Wake, Twins
Irish
Alps, Lira, Stallion
Italian
Keys, Everglades, Panhandle
Florida
Fire Drill, Characters, Opera
Chinese
Ocean, Subcontinent, Elephant
Indian
Walk of Fame, Hills, Squares
Hollywood
Comma, Shoe, English Dictionary
Oxford
Man o' War, Water Dog, Guitar
Portuguese
Meatballs, Chef, Fish
Swedish
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level 71
May 13, 2014
What, no one of Irish descent has complained about Irish Twins yet? They're getting slow...
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level 57
Jun 4, 2014
They're always slow.
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level 48
Jun 4, 2014
Missed English. What an idiot.
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level 39
Jun 26, 2018
...i'm from the british isles and i've never heard of an english mastiff or irish twins...bizarre, so what are irish twins, anyway?...
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level 66
Jan 12, 2019
It refers to siblings that are born less than a year apart.
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level 65
Jun 4, 2014
Irish twins? Is that supposed to refer to Jedward or what?
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level 75
Jun 4, 2014
I missed that one.
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level 65
Apr 22, 2016
I guessed it based on wake. had no idea what the other two were.
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level 47
Jun 4, 2014
Scotch Whisky has no E.
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level ∞
Jun 4, 2014
Fixed
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level 64
Jun 4, 2014
Great quiz. Hardest part was spelling Hawaiian
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level 64
Oct 27, 2016
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level 58
Mar 11, 2017
yep
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level 45
Jun 4, 2014
Portuguese guitar? That's new to me!
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level 65
Apr 22, 2016
ya I went with Spanish first, then kicked myself and got portugese
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level 26
Jun 4, 2014
Italian Alps WTF?
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level 73
Feb 12, 2019
literally the alps in italy. What the problem?
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level 55
Jun 6, 2014
3:11 to spare...
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level 39
Jan 24, 2015
Never heard babies born within 12 months of each being called Irish Twins. Looked it up and it started as an insult by the Americans towards Catholic Irish immigrants, because most of them had a lot of children born close together. It's no longer used as an insult. I tried Jedward as my answer.
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level 75
Oct 27, 2016
Without looking it up I'd already guessed that's where the term came from. Though I only heard of it today.
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level 75
Oct 27, 2016
Irish twins are common when you practice Catholic birth control.
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level 67
Nov 17, 2015
Would 3 children in 2 years be Irish Triplets?
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level 76
Dec 11, 2015
I love the inclusion of all four countries of the UK. :) Now, please, Jetpunk, don't do that whole country debate thing...
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level 61
Jan 8, 2016
Italian has some great clues.
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level 23
Feb 22, 2016
if you are from Texas, arent you Texan? Eks: I am texan not I am Texas
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level 15
Mar 21, 2016
Can someone explain the Chinese one too me? I have never heard those terms.
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level 82
Apr 1, 2016
Chinese characters are their system of writing (中國文字).
Chinese opera is musical theatre native to China, often using medieval Chinese costumes, copious amounts of red and white face paint, and can sound discordant and shrill to western audiences.
Chinese fire drill is when passengers in a car (typically teenagers), while stopped at a red light, will all get out, run around the car, and try to get back in in different seats before the light turns green.
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level 49
Oct 27, 2016
I would not have known it from characters or opera, but I remember the fire drills very well.
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level 70
Sep 18, 2016
Scotch is a geographic reference?
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level 65
Oct 27, 2016
As in "from Scotland", yes.
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level 58
Oct 27, 2016
"Scotch" is a colloquial name for Scottish whisky, it has no geographical reference whatsoever. People from Scotland are Scots or Scottish. One of my major pet hates is when someone refers to me a 'Scotch'
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level 58
Oct 27, 2016
It's a geographic reference - things from Scotland are often marketed as Scotch. Scottish people generally dislike it and most people don't refer to them that way any more, but e.g. Scotch whisky is named that because it's from Scotland.
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level 56
Oct 25, 2017
@MacZidane - have you looked in a dictionary? Scotch is certainly referring to Scotland (where do you think Scotch Whisky got its name?).
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level 75
Oct 25, 2017
Even though the term Scotch may be seldom used in the British Isles, it is still common in North America. This explains the origin of the Scotch Tape name, but you probably won't like the origin as it reflects the stereotype that Scotsmen are tight when it comes to money. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotch_Tape. In addition to the whisky I've also heard of Scotch eggs, Scotch plaid, and Scotch broth. However, my grandmother was adamant that she was Scots-Irish, not Scotch-Irish.
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level 43
Oct 27, 2016
Got most of them other than the American ones.
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level 20
Oct 28, 2016
Totally agree with 'MacZidane', I have a mate from Scotland and I can almost see the hairs on the back of his neck go up when anyone refers to him as 'Scotch' ! He usually uses some expletive and then explains that 'Scotch' is a whisky and he's 'Scottish'.
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level 67
Oct 28, 2016
The question is about the three words, not the proper demonym for a person from Scotland. Would you say "Scottish Tape" for the clear tape (aka Sellotape)? Same for "Scottish bonnet" or "Scottish whisky."
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level 52
Oct 29, 2016
I thought the tape in the Scotch clue was a brand of video tape. Never head of sellotape being called Scotch, but maybe that's to do with where I live. Things definitely have different meanings depending on where you come from.
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level 75
Oct 25, 2017
So now I understand why it's called Spellotape in the Harry Potter books.
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level 39
Jun 26, 2018
...to 'scotch' a rumour is not related to scotland or the scottish as far as i know...
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level 67
Oct 29, 2016
I live in Northern Ireland and have never heard Soda Bread called "Irish Soda Bread." It's JUST Soda Bread. Even in the rest of Britain it's just called Soda Bread. I'd never heard of Irish Twins, but the missus had. Irish Wake was new on me too. How, exactly, does it differ from an ordinary wake?
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level 38
Oct 31, 2016
I didn't know that they are called Irish Twins, but I have two third-cousins, one born January 1, 1938, the other September 27, 1938.
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level 20
Oct 30, 2016
Sorry to comment for a second time, the heading of the quiz is 'Things with Geographic Names', there is no place called 'Scotchland' ! not everything coming from Scotland is tagged 'Scotch', 'Scotch Tape' is a brand name used by the '3M' company for a range of some their tape products.
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level ∞
Oct 30, 2016
There's also no place called "Englishland" or "Chineseland". I'm not sure what your point is.
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level 70
Mar 13, 2018
Yeah, the difference is that Scotch isn't used normally as the adjective the way English and Chinese are. It once was, but is now archaic and can even sound derogatory. But of course it continues to be used (without any unfortunate connotations) in phrases like Scotch egg, Scotch whisky, etc - and it's clearly a word based on geography, so I don't see the problem here.
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level 65
Jan 2, 2017
100% with 4:08 to go... I need to get a life :)
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level 56
Oct 25, 2017
Had never heard of a Welsh onion before - called a spring onion in the UK (and therefore in Wales!).
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level 58
May 1, 2018
Damn, can't spell Hawaiian :-(
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level 43
Jun 11, 2018
I have no problem with scotch eggs, scotch tape, scotch bonnets, etc but people from Scotland are Scottish
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level 39
Jun 26, 2018
...i keep forgetting that most of the quizzes on here are set by yanks, or should i say people from the so-called united states of america?...we know them as yanks in the uk but obvs they are not all from the north of the us of a...just like muffins to us are muffins not english muffins and scots are scots not scotch...welsh onions?...wtf?...
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level 51
Mar 2, 2019
Whoops, spelt Hollywood as Holywood...
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