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Two Letter Answers #4

Guess these answers that are only two letters long.
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First submittedDecember 1, 2014
Last updatedOctober 14, 2016
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Clue
Answer
Turntable user
DJ
Chemical symbol for gold
Au
Yes, in Germany
Ja
England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
UK
Gulf of Mexico oil-spillers
BP
South Vietnamese communist guerrillas
VC
There are 2.54 of these in an inch
cm
Simpson or fruit beverage
OJ
Surgeon's room at the hospital
OR
Paul Simon says you can call him this
Al
Poet Eliot
T.S.
Britain's favorite brown sauce
HP
Clue
Answer
Aussie Aussie Aussie, this this this
Oi
Author Salinger
J.D.
City known for blues and barbecue
KC
Daughter of Henry VIII
QE
Das auto
VW
Security wing of the Nazi party
SS
Rapper Cool J
LL
Michigan north of the Mackinac Bridge
UP
Vancouver is its largest city
BC
Six points in American football
TD
Initials that mean "for example"
e.g.
Another term for a resume
CV
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level 72
Dec 2, 2014
ER, her Royal Cypher (which stands for Elizabeth Regina)? See Royal Cypher, and Elizabeth I's own Royal Cypher here.
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level ∞
Dec 2, 2014
ER will work now
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level 58
Mar 28, 2015
Doesn't matter, the daughter of Henry VIII isn't a two letter answer whichever you choose. Nobody says "QE", noboday calls her "ER" and if ER works why doesn't MR?
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level 47
Dec 8, 2016
ER is used reasonably often in cryptic crosswords, for what it's worth.
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level 67
Jul 21, 2017
I'm with Larry on this one, I don't think that clue works. It's a great quiz, but that clue needs reworked.
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level 66
Dec 2, 2014
Victoria is actually the capital of British Columbia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Columbia
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level 77
Dec 2, 2014
Vancouver is not the capital of British Colombia.
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level ∞
Dec 2, 2014
D'oh! I know that of course. Fixed.
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level 76
Mar 28, 2015
Can't believe I typed ya for ja, then gave up when it didn't work. Sigh.
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level 59
Apr 25, 2019
Das Beaken!
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level 24
Mar 28, 2015
I always sang it Ollie Ollie Ollie, Oi Oi Oi. Oh well.
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level 58
Mar 28, 2015
Also "Oggie Oggie Oggie".
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level 71
Jun 18, 2017
As an Aussie I always cringe when I hear it
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level 56
Mar 28, 2015
ie. for "for example"? I know the meaning is slightly different, but I feel like they're usually used interchangeably.
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level 77
Mar 28, 2015
That's what I typed as well. Couldn't figure out why it wasn't being accepted.
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level 73
Apr 12, 2018
What you guys need is a Latin teacher!
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level 48
Jan 13, 2019
i.e. and e.g. are both Latin abbreviations. E.g. stands for exempli gratia and means “for example.” I.e. is the abbreviation for id est and means “in other words.” They are different things, sheesh
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level 49
Mar 28, 2015
ie = specifying/clarifying what is meant eg = giving one or more examples of what is meant
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level 77
Jun 18, 2017
to specify or clarify what is meant one gives examples..
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level 76
Mar 28, 2015
I went with i.e. as well. When it didn't work I assumed there was an error in the quiz and moved on, never even considering other options. And Quizmaster you KNOW that if kalbahamut and I agree on something it just HAS to be right!!
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level 62
Mar 30, 2015
The two abbreviations, e.g. and i.e. are latin phrases. I.e. stands for "id est" and basically means "that is", while e.g. stands for "exempli gratia" and means "example given".
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level 45
May 14, 2015
They are not interchangeable.
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level 71
Sep 3, 2018
"a lot" and "alot" are used interchangeably too, and yet one is still totally incorrect.
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level 48
Mar 31, 2015
How is 'KC' an abbreviation for Memphis, which is the ONLY acceptable answer for a city known for blues and BBQ.
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level 66
Apr 9, 2015
What about NOLA? Because Jazz and Blues are basically the same thing and Cajun and BBQ are basically the same thing. Right? :P
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level 78
Jul 31, 2018
Not even close, bubba. Say that to anybody in New Orleans and you will probably get to meet Jesus.
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level 45
May 14, 2015
What does KC stand for?
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level 79
Jun 18, 2017
I thought Kansas City.
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level 67
Jun 18, 2017
Of course Memphis has both too. You want Memphis to win the blues crown? Fine. Barbecue? Come on now.
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level 76
Jun 20, 2017
Even though I'm a MO resident, I'll take Memphis barbecue any day over KC's (except for Oklahoma Joe's which I hear is now just "Joe's". The rest of the well-known BBQ up there is too gloppy and sweet for me.) Memphis is also "home of the blues" - Beale Street, anyone? Maybe I'm just prejudiced because my husband's brother plays there.
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level 78
Jul 31, 2018
As a 30+ year resident of Memphis all I'm gonna say is spend a day or two at the Memphis Barbecue Festival (Memphis in May) and then ask yourself if you can find either real Blues or Barbecue in KC. They do try though - bless their hearts - and any true southerner knows what that means.
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level 76
Jan 26, 2016
It's spelled "barbecue". At best, some dictionaries include "barbeque" as a variant. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbecue
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level ∞
Oct 14, 2016
Fixed
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level 59
Aug 26, 2016
i.e could also mean 'for example'. i.e is short for 'Id est' which in Latin means "That is/in other words/that is to say"
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level 56
Jun 19, 2017
"That is" is not the same as "for example" - there is a clear distinction between the two.
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level 67
Jun 18, 2017
Viet Cong was the name adopted by Americans for the group that called itself, in its abbreviated English form, the National Liberation Front, or NLF. With that in mind, in Vietnam the thing that Americans call the Vietnam War is called the American War.
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level 48
Jun 18, 2017
My brain annoys me. When the quiz says: turntable user, I think of trains.
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level 69
Dec 19, 2018
So "RR" should work. I'd also argue that "LP" could be justified.
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level 66
Jun 18, 2017
"Das Auto" was the slogan for the German brand Opel for decades. Volkswagen stole/hijacked it in 2007. Just for info :)
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level 46
Jun 18, 2017
Turntable user: LP : ]
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level 67
Jun 18, 2017
Agree! I kept typing that in thinking I must be mistyping since it wasn't being accepted!
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level 66
Oct 5, 2018
Me too
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level 47
Jun 18, 2017
The abbreviations i.e. and e.g. are not interchangeable, i.e., one should not be considered an equivalent replacement for the other. Since "i.e." stands for "id est" which is "that is" in Latin, one could substitute a similar phrase, e.g., "in other words", but not "e.g."
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level 39
Jun 18, 2017
got all of them first try!
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level 69
Sep 6, 2017
Memphis definitely. KC needs to figure out something else to be known for because barbecue and blues are already taken.
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level 41
Feb 16, 2018
wouldn't i.e. be accepted for the abbreviations of "For example"?
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level 60
May 11, 2018
This has been done to death already and the answer is no.
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level 46
Jun 15, 2018
All i could think of for the Simpson or fruit beverage was 'The Simpsons'. D'oh!
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level 61
Dec 19, 2018
same, a simpson with two letters, hmm
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level 71
Sep 3, 2018
Okay, as an American, will someone please explain HP brown sauce to me?
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level 61
Dec 19, 2018
they grind up a printer (or computer, tastes differ) and sprinkle it over their food. HP on your food is so in!
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level 48
Jan 13, 2019
Isn't that what the internet is for? Tell you what, I'll help you out this time but next time you're on your own https://www.hpsauce.co.uk/en/products/hp-brown-sauce
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level 31
Sep 3, 2018
Should definitely be "Oggy Oggy Oggy"
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level 44
Sep 3, 2018
ie for example?
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level 67
Dec 19, 2018
It's been addressed in other comments, but no. "eg." means "for example," while "ie." means "in other words."
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level 48
Jan 13, 2019
tick
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level 66
Oct 5, 2018
Resumé means summary. C.V. mean curriculum vitae. These two meanings are entirely different. Needs a different clue, I would suggest.
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level 77
Jan 13, 2019
They way they are used today in English is entirely the same.
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level 72
Apr 25, 2019
Eh, not really- CV is academia, resume is corporate world, and they communicate different things. I wouldn't send a resume to an academic job, or a CV to a corporate job. That being said, the clue is clear enough so that it's obvious what the answer should be.
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level 38
Dec 14, 2018
^ Agree. A Resume is a short summary of your work and academic accomplishments (today it is recommended that it not be more than one page long) ; a Curriculum Vitae is a more thorough delineation of your life experiences.
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level 36
Apr 25, 2019
Why is the city known for blues and barbeque Kansas City? New Orleans is known better for both of those
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level 38
Apr 25, 2019
Ugh. Couldn't think of an acronym for Memphis, and then I see: KC. Surprised.
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level 48
Sep 25, 2019
"QE" is a nonsense answer. I knew full well the answer was Elizabeth I, but that is not represented by 2 letters so didn't know the "answer". Never seen it written as "QE".