Two Letter Answers #2

Guess these answers that are only two letters long.
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Last updated: November 6, 2019
First submittedDecember 1, 2014
Times taken31,030
Rating4.24
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Clue
Answer
Physician's degree
MD
I ♥ this city
NY
Spaniard's yes
Si
What Tyson did to Spinks
KO
County just south of Los Angeles
OC
Toronto's tallest tower
CN
Chemical symbol of lead
Pb
Alternative to a Macintosh
PC
In the year of our Lord
AD
16 ounces of weight
lb
Author Milne
A.A.
A billion bytes
GB
Clue
Answer
Thatcher or Churchill
PM
Its parliament is in Strasbourg
EU
Trucker's radio
CB
Lawrence of Arabia
T.E.
Déjà __
Vu
Favre or Brady, e.g.
QB
Country code for Germany
DE
Stereotypical ending of a Canadian sentence
Eh
Second-most common last name in China
Li
Alien in a bicycle basket
E.T.
Science fiction author Wells
H.G.
__ and behold
Lo
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Level 79
Jan 25, 2015
Might want to clarify the "16 ounces" clue. It could be interpreted as 16 fluid ounces. Which would equal one pint, abbreviated as PT.
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Level 58
Jan 26, 2015
I did the same thing.
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Level 70
Jan 27, 2015
Not in the UK its not where 20 fl. oz. = 1 pt.
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Level 41
Nov 4, 2018
Not in the UK where its mililitres and litres.
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Level 75
Jul 22, 2019
When's the last time you had a litre of beer in a UK pub? The UK still uses plenty of imperial measurements.
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Level ∞
Oct 14, 2016
Added "of weight" to the clue.
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Level 81
Sep 3, 2018
16 oz. would most of the time be referring to what though? Even as water, it's still a pound.
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Level 70
Jan 25, 2015
Reading "deja" in your clue, I wondered what language it was and I didn't think at all it could be the French word "déjà" ! ;-) Even in English, Wikipedia writes the acute and grave accents in "déjà vu"... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%A9j%C3%A0_vu
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Level 79
Jan 25, 2015
I feel like I responded to this comment before.
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Level 76
Nov 15, 2015
LOL! Well done!
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Level 71
Feb 18, 2017
Whereas I experienced a feeling of vuja de, never having seen this before.
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Level ∞
Oct 14, 2016
Added the diacritics.
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Level 70
Feb 18, 2017
Rufy gets my golden nitpickers award for this week.
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Level 53
Feb 18, 2017
Not really. To those fluent in other languages, leaving off the diacritics often renders the word unrecognizable. They aren't merely "decorative". In some languages, the diacritics create entirely new letters, though that is not the case here.
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Level 81
Sep 3, 2018
Cool story written in English, just like the quiz.
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Level 25
Jan 25, 2015
Accept 'Ay' for the stereotypical ending of a Canadian sentence please.
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Level 49
Jan 26, 2015
they say eh ... and about is said aboot :)
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Level 78
Jan 26, 2015
Like Ay Caramba?
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Level 58
Feb 11, 2018
Agreed. Even though Canadians may say 'Eh,' most of the world pronounces it with an 'Ay' due to its similar sounding in dialects.
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Level 43
Jan 25, 2015
"Alternative to Mac" could also be "Mc" (alternative spelling, that is) (:
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Level 73
Jan 25, 2015
That's all I could think of as well. Never even crossed my mind that it was referring to a computer...
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Level ∞
Oct 14, 2016
Except the clue says alternate to "a" Mac.
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Level 63
Feb 18, 2017
Wow, people have McDonalds on the brain! Didn't occur to me. A mac is a computer.
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Level 67
Dec 7, 2017
I wonder if anyone tried BK for that one. XD
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Level 46
Jan 25, 2015
Randy Newman's song I Love L.A. is what I thought for "I love this city" clue
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Level 77
Jan 25, 2015
the "I heart this city" is too vague to know that it specifically refers to New York City, otherwise a good quiz.
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Level 72
Jan 26, 2015
It's almost as if QM knows that the marketing gimmick began in NY and tons of other places copied it after its success...
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Level 76
Oct 14, 2015
Doesn't help that "I NY" was a campaign for the state, not specifically the city.
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Level 48
Feb 18, 2017
And yet 91% of people specifically typed "NY" and got the right answer...
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Level 63
Feb 18, 2017
New York, got it in 1 second, and I live in New Zealand. I would LOVE to visit New York one day!
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Level 32
Jan 29, 2015
In Europe is the country code for Germany not just D? It is on cars anyway. GB = UK IRL = Ireland D = Germany DK = Denmark
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Level 64
Jul 15, 2015
Well, but D is only one letter. And I think they're going by this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1_alpha-2
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Level 76
Feb 19, 2017
It's worldwide vehicle registration code for Germany, not just in Europe. But there are also ISO two-letter and three-letter codes.
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Level 34
Sep 23, 2015
ARRRGH! there's always a football question! =(
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Level 59
Apr 10, 2018
I thought Favre was french for luck? No idea what luck has to do with the clue?
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Level 72
Feb 2, 2020
I thought Favre was the Dortmund coach...
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Level 59
Feb 18, 2017
"Alternative to a Macintosh" You know, you can run a personal computer on Mac OS as well. Macintosh is simply a sub-category of PCs, neither is really an alternative to the other.
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Level 79
Feb 18, 2017
There is a popular and famous advertising campaign: "I'm a Mac/I'm a PC"
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Level 48
Feb 18, 2017
The radio clue made me think of FM
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Level 40
Feb 21, 2017
Really surprised at the QB accuracy rating
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Level 81
Aug 19, 2018
if almariel is right that it's from american football then presumably because there is no hint to anyone who doesn't know about american sports that that's what it refers to. tl/dr: it's not obvious.
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Level 73
Nov 14, 2019
As a non-American, I've certainly heard of a quarterback, but I've never experienced the abbreviation QB for it. I had no idea who Favre was and while I am familiar with Tom Brady, that wasn't the first Brady that came to mind.
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Level 67
Nov 25, 2019
Only after reading the above two comments I actually got this question!. I thought perhaps it was the initials of two people I had never heard of.

If it was "short for quarterback" I would have gotten it. It is one of the two terms I actually know about american football, the other is the word touchdown, that's it (well and that they have a lot of padding and that the new zealand team is very good). Or even short for a certain position in American football.

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Level 76
Feb 2, 2020
It is akin to giving "Banks or Schmeichel, e.g." as a clue and expecting the quiztaker to know that this refers to Gordon Banks and Peter Schmeichel who are famous goalkeepers in football (or soccer if you prefer) and thus the answer is "GK" -_-"
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Level 80
Feb 21, 2017
What is the "QB" referring to?
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Level 62
Feb 21, 2017
Quarterback
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Level 62
Feb 21, 2017
For some reason I read "Spaniard's EYES" instead of "yes". I was confused.
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Level 46
Feb 22, 2017
A Spaniard's yes is "sí" not "si," isn't it?
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Level 52
Oct 28, 2018
here we go again.......
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Level 63
Feb 3, 2020
Indeed, "sí" and "si" are in fact different words, with different meaning and uses. Not sure about the "here we go again...", maybe the site doesn't accept accents in the replies or something. QM did write "déjà", though.
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Level 39
May 7, 2018
HP is also an alternative.
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Level 49
Oct 6, 2019
Somehow never heard of a Mac being referred to as Macintosh, thought EU parliament was in Brussels (Google says it's both), and had no idea what Favre or Luck meant until I saw the comments... Also hhad to google a couple of others to know what they were... Iffy quiz for me
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Level 55
Feb 2, 2020
I got T.E. but missed Lo and behold... which I use everyday.
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Level 70
Feb 2, 2020
You should accept MB or BS for a medical degree. I am a doctor and don't have an MD but I have both of the above. If you don't, I will accuse you of being US-centric!
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Level 42
Feb 2, 2020
MD isn't even the only US medical degree. DO should be accepted as well.
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Level 78
Feb 2, 2020
I didn't think about it until you mentioned it, but you are correct. DO should also be accepted.
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Level 70
Feb 2, 2020
and in New Zealand it's MBChB (for some obscure reason involving Latin)
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Level 52
Feb 2, 2020
Am I the only one who assumed country code meant the code typed in before phoning someone in said country from abroad? Like the US is 001 and China is 86? I didn't know the answer (it's 49), but I spent my remaining seconds guessing random 2 digit number combinations. Is it possible to change the clue to country abbreviation instead of country code?
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Level 74
Feb 7, 2020
But it doesn't ask for the international dialling code, it asks for the country code. Which is DE.
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Level 63
Feb 2, 2020
surprised that QB is one of the least guessed responses
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Level 55
Feb 3, 2020
I know the quizes are American centric normally, but the QB question can pretty much only be gotten by American's or a very small minority that follow American Football outside of the States :/
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Level 50
Jun 9, 2020
Lawrence of Arabia is the lowest percentage of correct answers? C'mon guys, step up your WWI game. Or at least you Sabaton game. :-D