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Word Shortenings Quiz #1

Guess the long form of these shortened words.
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First submittedJanuary 3, 2012
Last updatedDecember 11, 2014
Times taken70,113
Rating3.98
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Camo
Camouflage
Photo
Photograph
Math
Mathematics
Ad
Advertisement
Admin
Administrator
Ammo
Ammunition
Phone
Telephone
Info
Information
Intro
Introduction
Tux
Tuxedo
Short
Long
Lab
Laboratory
Labrador
Gym
Gymnasium
Limo
Limousine
Max
Maximum
Memo
Memorandum
Rehab
Rehabilitation
Sax
Saxophone
Ump
Umpire
Veggie
Vegetable
Short
Long
Vet
Veteran
Veterinarian
Vocab
Vocabulary
Zine
Magazine
Blog
Weblog
Flu
Influenza
Doc
Doctor
Hippo
Hippopotamus
Chimp
Chimpanzee
Disco
Discotheque
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level 61
Jan 3, 2012
Couldn't admin also be administration?
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level 33
Jan 3, 2012
Magazine and weblog...my two misses.
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level ∞
Jan 3, 2012
Added administration and document as acceptable answers.
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level 10
Jan 3, 2012
19/30; english isn't my native :/
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level 59
Jun 17, 2019
Same and 29/30 many of these are not just in english ( ok you do need the full english spelling ofcourse) like info and lab and intro.
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level 34
Jan 3, 2012
29/30. Missed ump. Never heard anyone say zine, but managed to guess it. It's kinda worrying that some people don't know ones as simple as 'veggie'.
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level 51
Apr 14, 2012
should be worrying that some people have never heard ump
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level 81
May 12, 2014
Why? It's called a referee in most games and "umpire" only in strange American games.. :) And then to make the leap to an abbreviation... I got it, but I've never heard of the abbreviated version.
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level 44
Aug 20, 2014
Ump is almost never used. Especially when compared to "ref" which is ubiquitous.
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level 66
Aug 28, 2014
"Strange American games"? Really? Umpires are used in baseball (which is very popular in Asia as well as the Americas), tennis (which is pretty globally popular), and cricket (which is popular in British Commonwealth countries). There are also umpires as well as referees in (American) football. The two terms are not one and the same. Just because soccer doesn't have umpires doesn't make it a "strange American" term.
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level 76
Jan 23, 2015
My father used to umpire for fun and a little extra money and I heard the term a lot.
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level 29
Jan 26, 2015
Umpire is just two syllables...I've never heard anybody calling them "ump" lool and I play and watch a lot of tennis and cricket (neither of which are American sports XD)
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level 58
May 1, 2014
Almost no word annoys me more than "zine." WTF?
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level 79
May 6, 2014
Never in my life have I heard someone use the word "zine". I knew what they meant, but this seems a stretch for a quiz like this.
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level 58
Jan 23, 2015
We say "Mag" often, but I've also never heard "Zine." Still managed to guess it, but it was weird for me.
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level 76
Jan 23, 2015
Ive heard it a lot tho agree its more used for fanzines than traditional magazines.
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level 76
Jan 23, 2015
or, these days, web 'zines
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level 70
Jan 23, 2015
I got it right but I have never heard someone say zine.
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level 45
Jun 1, 2015
I guessed what it was, but have only ever heard and used mag as an abbreviation for magazine.
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level 71
Oct 24, 2018
I've got a long list of words that annoy me more than 'zine: normalcy, agreeance, majorly, purposely, literally, absolutely ...
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level 59
Jun 17, 2019
Totally? or worse, totes.... I hate abbreviations of words like that.. fab or fabs ughhh. or amazeballs.... so many stupid ones..
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level 40
Aug 26, 2014
I tried vegetarian since that's what people use the word veggie here
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level 76
Jan 23, 2015
I used to crack up every time I'd overhear one of my British coworkers request some "veg" in the cafeteria. Or.. canteen, as they called it.
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level 55
Jul 1, 2015
They probably just couldn't spell it. I think one reason why it gets shortened to "veggie' is because its easier to spell.
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level 49
Jan 4, 2012
100% with 3:11 left!
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level 32
Jan 5, 2012
100% with 3:34 left!
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level 14
Jan 6, 2012
Pretty sure I've never heard anyone say "zine" for magazine
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level 56
May 10, 2012
Yeah that seems made up to me too.
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level 28
Jan 27, 2015
I was thinking the same thing.
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level 12
Jun 20, 2016
Its an 80's thing
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level 71
Mar 14, 2014
It's very commonly used as a short for "fanzine", though, for those of us who are into that kind of thing ;) Star Trek fanzines, for instance.
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level 75
May 23, 2014
I've heard of e-zine, too.
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level 50
May 27, 2014
I am a Star Trek fanzine! Data FTW! I might be the only person who has ever said that. I felt weird. But Data is awesome. Spock is too. But Data is awesomer. I know it's not a word. Don't care. Data is awesomest!
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level 2
Sep 7, 2015
Dunno if you people are american but quite franctly the proper short name for magazine is mag. Am I right?
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level 34
Jun 5, 2016
Mag is definitely more common than "Zine"
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level 33
Jan 6, 2012
100% with 2:19 left, but that's impressive seeing as how i just necked 5 beers. yup byt ches
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level 33
Jan 7, 2012
I've witnessed people saying zine instead of magazine often enough to be aware of this word, so I can assure you that this isn't something the quizmaster made up ;) But "ump"... Just the mention of sports make me yawn, so for all I know, it could have been made up for the purpose of this quiz :D (that is what the referee is called in certain sports, right?)
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level 20
Oct 1, 2012
Yeah, it's in baseball. An umpire is the person who calls "safe" or "out" and all that jazz!
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level 34
Jun 5, 2016
Tennis as well, didn't know about baseball
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level 54
Jun 23, 2016
There's also an umpire in football.
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level 54
Jan 10, 2012
I knew Discotheque because I did French at school...
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level 44
Jan 18, 2012
Damn memo, i tried memorendom, just making a word up, didn't realise i was so close!!
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level 18
Feb 2, 2012
I agree, in programming circles "doc" is often used to refer to documentation or documents, as in, "read the docs", meaning "read the documentation".
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level 76
Apr 3, 2014
... I'm pretty sure that isn't exclusive to "programming" circles.
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level 62
Feb 29, 2016
Also "doc" refers to "documentary."
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level 71
Jun 5, 2016
Yes, "documentation" or even "documents" are quite common, I'd say.
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level 25
Apr 26, 2018
MS Word 97 - 2003 Document file extension - '.doc'. later versions added an 'x' for XML formats
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level 43
Feb 3, 2012
Can we just get rid of blogs so we don't have to worry about there abbreviations?
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level 34
Jun 5, 2016
Can we just get rid of bad grammar so we don't have to worry about correcting it?
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level 78
Feb 8, 2012
Lab is also abbreviation for Labour as in Labour Party in UK.
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level 18
Mar 26, 2012
25/30 not bad for the first time.
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level 34
Sep 7, 2012
Blog is not really a shorten version of a word but a portmanteau, which is a combination of words forming a new word using sounds from each original word.
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level 67
Dec 9, 2016
blog is still the short form of the portmanteau "weblog"
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level 34
Sep 7, 2012
Never heard zine used, but have heard of mag as a shorten version of magazine.
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level 36
Sep 14, 2012
I almost missed Discotheque!!!
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level 20
Sep 14, 2012
Oh lol. Couldn't spell Vet (animal doctor), Lab (not the dog) and Camo. XD!
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level 59
Jun 17, 2019
I had quite a tough time with the vet too, but I got it (the 4th variation I think)
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level 11
Sep 14, 2012
I spelt tuxedo tuxido and i knew the answer so can u make tuxido an acceptable answer
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level 21
Jul 28, 2015
well i spelt tuxedo as 'dog' can you make 'dog' an acceptable answer!!!
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level 37
Dec 8, 2017
and camoflauge
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level 44
Sep 14, 2012
zine???? everyone shortens magazine to 'mag' ... not 'zine'
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level 40
Jan 13, 2013
agreed
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level 66
Aug 28, 2014
Mag is certainly more common, at least in my neck of the woods. But I have heard it called a 'zine before too. Basically by the same kind of people who call TV episodes 'sodes. :(
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level 59
Sep 30, 2017
or Hugh Hefner "ner"
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level 20
Oct 1, 2012
Great quiz! Feel like a nerd cause I got all these...with 4:06 to spare.
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level 59
Jun 17, 2019
all were very easy but memo... I did not get that one... tried all sort of stuff like memorynote, memoires etc
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level 40
Jan 13, 2013
Never heard "Zine" for magazine.
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level 61
Aug 18, 2016
Same.
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level 15
Apr 24, 2013
gym could also be gymnastics, that's what we use it for over here?
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level 46
Jan 18, 2018
yeah but you go to the gym but not do gym
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level 59
Jun 17, 2019
In my country that is exactly what you do, and I think that is the same for talia/ seems to be what talia is saying aswell.
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level 59
Jun 17, 2019
ps we dont go to the gym ( that sounds so weird, you have gymclass as a kid at school)>> The place you go to work out is a sportschool.

We have the word gymnaseum as a (direction of) school. If you have latin and greek on your curriculum. Btw all these words come from the same place and is a "school" where the ancient greek (besides learning) used to excercise, naked. It literally means, place to be naked.

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level 43
Sep 26, 2013
i got 28 out of 30.
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level 38
Oct 9, 2013
missed veteran.. and i am one. what an idiot
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level 21
Feb 11, 2014
hero
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level 50
Nov 13, 2013
Somehow I only missed Ad ahaha, kept thinking addition or after death haha, i know that's AD though :D
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level 70
Dec 11, 2013
Actually AD does not mean after death. It is a Latin abbreviation for Anno Domini which means the year of our Lord. Therefore BC is before the birth of Jesus, AD is after his birth.
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level 50
Jun 16, 2014
Yeah, once somebody was reading aloud from a National Geographic thing, talking about a pharaoh who built something(this was a long time ago, so I don't remember the details) in some date A.D., and somebody else asked 'What's A.D. mean?' and they said 'after death', and now I look back and think how did I not catch that, it's so ridiculous! He can't build something after his own death!
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level 76
Jan 23, 2015
Well he was also supposedly born during the reign of Herod and Herod died in 4 BC.
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level 68
Mar 24, 2015
Yeah, leave it to our calendar to mess up by five or six whole years... better than the Julian, I guess.
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level 59
Jun 17, 2019
em... I am pretty sure the death refered to was jesus' one. (while a.d is actually counting from the birth of jesus, so it is not that ridiculous at all.

Seems kind of obvious to me that people thinking a.d is after death are talking about jesus...

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level 17
Jan 29, 2014
I didn't get some because I couldn't spell them. I need to go back to school I guess. D:
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level 21
Feb 11, 2014
I've never heard of anyone reading a "zine"
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level 71
Mar 14, 2014
I can't believe I got 29/30 but managed to miss "Ad". *facepalm*
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level 45
Apr 19, 2014
I kept trying to type Ammunation for Ammunition! Grand Theft Auto has seeped too far into my brain...
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level 44
May 4, 2014
got all except ump, ive never heard that used and i dont know what an umpire is.
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level 55
Jul 1, 2015
An umpire is a referee.
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level 34
Jun 5, 2016
Referee for Tennis and apparently Baseball too. Probably some others...
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level 39
May 15, 2014
Got 30/30, but I knew 26/30. Had to look up Labrador, Magazine, Discotheque, and Weblog
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level 76
Jan 23, 2015
Got 30/30, but I knew 0/30. Had to Google every single one of them. I cheat on my taxes, too.
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level 44
Aug 20, 2014
I would agree with EVERYONE ELSE that zine is short for fanzine, not magazine. "I-I-I-I-I-I wanna publish zines! And rage against machines!" Harvey Danger was talking fanzines there.
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level 19
Nov 26, 2014
25/30
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level 68
Jan 23, 2015
I missed phone but got discotheque. What am I doing with my life?
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level 74
Jan 23, 2015
Couldn't "gym" also by gymnast or gymnastics?
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level 75
Nov 23, 2015
"I've joined a gymnast?" "I'm working out at the gymnastics today?" No, in the US gym is definitely a place.
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level 65
Dec 5, 2015
In the UK we do use "gym" as a shortening of "gymnastics". "She's very good at gym." would certainly be a possible sentence.
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level 34
Jun 5, 2016
Agreed ^^
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level 49
Jan 23, 2015
I missed the phone call on this.. I kept trying phonogram.. facepalm!
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level 36
Jan 23, 2015
I am unfamiliar with the word 'vocabulary'. Maybe I should work on improving my wordage (or whatever it's called).
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level 45
Jun 1, 2015
😊
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level 55
Jul 1, 2015
hahaha
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level 59
Jun 17, 2019
Hahah this might be the best comment I ve seen so far :D
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level 76
Jan 23, 2015
All too easy.
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level 60
Jan 23, 2015
Should accept Labour for lab. British abbreviation for the second largest political party.
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level 74
Mar 21, 2015
I think there's a distinction between an abbreviation and a "shortened word". Lab for labour is just a written abbreviation; no-one would actually say "a lab politician". All the ones in the quiz are things people say as well as write (except possibly "ump", which I've never heard anywhere else).
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level 76
Jan 23, 2015
Might consider adding Administrative as well for admin. That was my first try.
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level 53
Dec 9, 2016
I agree. Admin Asst or doing admin work.
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level 36
Jan 23, 2015
Missed memo and rehab
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level 72
Jan 23, 2015
Zine?
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level 19
Jan 23, 2015
I've never heard 'zine' before
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level 59
Jun 17, 2019
I've never zine it either..
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level 45
Jan 23, 2015
I got all of them pretty quickly... except "phone". I could not for the life of me think of the word "telephone". I even tried "phonograph" :/
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level 27
Jan 24, 2015
Shouldn't veterinary be used for vet
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level 39
Jan 24, 2015
Yes, veggie for vegetarian, veg for vegetables and vet for veterinary surgeon. We don't usually use veterinarian.
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level 66
Jun 3, 2018
I agree. On my side of the Atlantic (he East side), hardly anyone would say veterinarian. Please accept veterinary surgeon.
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level 59
Jun 17, 2019
So if you are a vegetarian, you say hi I am a veggie?? really???
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level 24
Feb 5, 2015
Why not have gymnastics as another one for gym?
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level 59
Jun 17, 2019
yes, that was my first try aswell
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level 74
Feb 16, 2015
In the UK, 'Lab' is used as a short form for the Labour Party. I think that you should allow 'Fanzine' for "Zine". I've only ever heard the expression Zine used in that context. Neat quiz. Thanks! :)
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level 21
Apr 11, 2015
Oops, put Saxyphone, not Saxophone.
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level 59
Jun 17, 2019
sexyphone..
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level 36
Jun 9, 2015
Can you accept camoflauge
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level 55
Jul 1, 2015
That's exactly how I spelled it for years. It seems more phonetic. Took me forever to remember the correct spelling.
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level 59
Jun 17, 2019
no , you say camuuu flage. in the full word you dont say it as an o like in camo (kemmo)
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level 55
Jul 1, 2015
I had no idea before what blog and disco were short for. Honestly, I had no idea they were short for anything (though I knew what they were). Got the rest.
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level 21
Jul 28, 2015
Great quiz in terms of difficulty, not too easy, not too hard! Good on you!
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level 75
Nov 23, 2015
Easy peasy and fun for me.
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level 28
Dec 30, 2015
"weblog" was the death of me...
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level 44
Jan 18, 2016
100 percent in 3 34
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level 44
Jan 18, 2016
IT RELOADED IN THE FINAL QUESTION
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level 54
Apr 7, 2016
In the UK, Lab is short for Labour. Can this be accepted?
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level 68
Aug 16, 2016
In the UK we call Veterinarians Veterinary Surgeons. Please could you add this as a possible answer. thanks
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level 38
Aug 28, 2016
Panic! at the Discotheque
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level 54
Nov 26, 2016
3.24 left; found this one pretty straight forward, just clumsy typing fingers
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level 66
Jan 31, 2017
With the abbreviation that a certain Google program has made popular, I would consider adding "document" for "Doc."
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level 59
Jun 17, 2019
google program?? you know computers were around before google..
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level 67
Feb 14, 2017
It has been commented on several times, but MAG is short for magazine except in some weird underworld where everyone says ZINE.
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level 56
Feb 14, 2017
ad can also be anno domine
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level 59
Jun 17, 2019
no that would be A.D.
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level 28
Feb 22, 2017
Ok, so it was easy... I got 2 wrongs, but I don't accept it. I MEAN LIKE, who the heck calls Magazines Zines?
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level 56
Mar 10, 2017
I has 73% and only got 2 points
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level 57
Mar 29, 2017
Ha. Get 'em all....but it took a minute for "admin" cuz I kept thinking of college admin being the administration building....not administrator. Oh, well.....Oh, and zine was easy; rarely used but I've see it enough to know what it meant.
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level 71
May 1, 2017
Possibly "document" could also work for "doc"?
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level 71
May 25, 2017
Tried veterinary surgeon and veterinary doctor - I think they should be accepted, specially for us Brits. I've never hard of Labrador being shortened to lab.
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level 59
Jun 17, 2019
I think I have mainly heard it when being paired with black. I have a black lab. Not sure if lab is used on its own. Funny pic of labs explained
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level 42
May 25, 2017
Never heard "Zine" before. Very odd.
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level 33
Nov 9, 2017
If you are including hippo, you have to include rhino.
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level 59
Jun 17, 2019
why? these arent all the abbreviations in the world, and hippo is legitimately there..
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level 31
Feb 4, 2018
Never heard of zine for magazine, and didn't get blog either. Otherwise all ok.
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level 47
Feb 7, 2018
i guessed zine as i could only think of magazine ending in zine, but i have ony ever head of shorterning a magazine as mag
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level 32
May 24, 2018
Never knew there was such a thing as a 'discotheque'. I heard it as 'disco' 100% of the time. Guess that is one new word into my English vocabulary.
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level 59
Jun 17, 2019
That is where it comes from, but indeed this is one of those cases where the original word has fallen into disuse nearly completely.
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level 65
Aug 25, 2018
Lab in England is short for the political party Labour.
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level 50
Oct 7, 2018
Got them all eventually tho I'd never heard a magazine called a zine!
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level 43
Nov 12, 2018
since when has ANYONE said 'zine'???
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level 59
Jun 17, 2019
*mouth dropped to the floor emoji* almost noone knows what blog is ??? in this time that it is so common ( when blogs and the word for it first came into use I can understand. but now every 6 yo seems to blog or vlog ( videoblog... now you know that one too...)
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level 56
Jun 27, 2019
Smashed it, but being an Aussie helps with all that slang.
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