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Word Shortenings Quiz #2

Guess the long form of these shortened words.
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First submittedMarch 27, 2012
Last updatedDecember 11, 2014
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Short
Long
Bike
Bicycle
Gas
Gasoline
'Fess
Confess
Auto
Automobile
Automatic
Slaw
Coleslaw
Prez
President
Prof
Professor
Ref
Referee
Short
Long
'em
Them
Fridge
Refrigerator
Tho
Though
Intel
Intelligence
Exam
Examination
Pec
Pectoral
Petrol
Petroleum
Evac
Evacuation
Grad
Graduate
Short
Long
Prom
Promenade
Rhino
Rhinoceros
Trig
Trigonometry
Co-op
Co-operative
Expat
Expatriate
Porno
Pornographic
Groom
Bridegroom
Zin
Zinfandel
Coke
Cocaine
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level 35
Mar 27, 2012
As if I missed Automobile. ahah. No.
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level 32
Mar 27, 2012
I had no idea what prom was short for. Got the rest though :)
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level 76
Jun 11, 2015
In the sense of a student party or whatever I think prom has lost its original meaning, but if you know anything about the Proms - or "Promenade Concerts" - it's not that hard.
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level 61
Jul 21, 2019
i tried promote promotion, promovation and various options with ball gala and party
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level 76
Mar 21, 2017
At our local school they still have the students line up outside the gym before "prom" so they can do the grand promenade inside, stopping briefly at a backdrop for parents to take photos. I guess they figure it's the least they can do for the hundreds of dollars spent on dresses, tuxes, flowers, tickets, etc. It's a tradition for people to come out and watch the promenade.
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level 44
Mar 27, 2012
yocoy , 'evac' is always used as a noun.. "We need evac[uation] ", not "we need *to* evac[uate] "
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level 64
Mar 24, 2015
I disagree, have heard it many times as "we need you to evac the area."
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level 15
Mar 27, 2012
spelled rhinoceros 10 different ways before giving up
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level 53
Mar 27, 2012
Evac isn't *always* used as a noun (e.g. "We need to evac out of here"), but yes, both forms should be accepted.
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level 53
Mar 27, 2012
sorry, probably showing my ignorance- but what the hell in 'zinfandel'? other than that only missed one!
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level 33
Dec 12, 2013
White wine.
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level 53
Jun 10, 2014
More often red. If white, it's called "white Zinfandel". They have to peel the grapes to make it be a white (or pink) wine.
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level 79
Dec 2, 2015
Zin is generally the heaviest of the reds. Even more so than Cabernet Sauvignon. Although original from Dalmatia (Croatia) and found in Italy as well, the best Zinfandels are probably from the US--northern California (Napa/Sonoma) and the Pacific Northwest. White Zin is wine produced with the same Zin grapes but in a manner to produce a light, sweet, rose that is widely disparaged by wine snobs.
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level 72
Mar 27, 2015
it's actually a grape variety
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level 53
Mar 27, 2012
*is
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level 31
Mar 27, 2012
i think zinfandel is like a wine grape or something
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level 38
Mar 27, 2012
I think "although" should be accepted for "tho" as well.
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level 83
Apr 16, 2013
i++;
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level 72
Apr 24, 2014
definitely
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level ∞
Dec 11, 2014
That will work now.
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level 30
Mar 27, 2012
i was kinda freaked out when i spelled out co ca cola for coke and cocain came up
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level 50
Jul 18, 2014
Well, actually, it's because Coca-Cola used to be made with cocaine. Now THAT is scary.
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level 50
Jul 18, 2014
I suppose that could be why I've never liked it.
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level 79
Mar 24, 2015
...or why I CAN'T stop drinking it!
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level 61
Jul 21, 2019
that's why I used to like it but not anymore..
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level 42
Mar 27, 2012
I've only ever heard "white zin" -- never just "zin" by itself. Also there is no such word as "bridesgroom". Also lol @ wildman.
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level 61
Jul 21, 2019
you sure about that... just because you havent heard of a word doesnt mean it doesnt exist. I am sure there are some young kids out there that dont believe the word though exist and will insist that it is tho...

Even I know it and english is not my mother tongue. I actually knew it since I was 10 or something (I remember finding it rather odd, I allready found groom a very weird word, it reminded me of broom and grooming (which then was used for dogs and not immoral things) but putting bride in front of it made it look weird, sort of double. )

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level 61
Jul 21, 2019
Looking at a comment further down the comment section, I see that apparently the displayed answer used to be the incorrect bridesgroom. (and i didnt register or mistook your s for a simple spelling error)>

So yes, you are right, bridesgroom does not exist :) You ofcourse have the bride's groom ;)

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level 33
Mar 27, 2012
100 percent - easy.
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level 61
Mar 28, 2012
I don't think bridesgroom with the "s" is a word? No dictionary that I can find even lists it as a form of the actual word "bridegroom."
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level 33
Mar 28, 2012
100% with 3:06 remaining :-)
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level 17
Mar 29, 2012
I was confused and took groom to be the form of grooming a dog. Curse of being single i suppose. ;)
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level 17
Mar 29, 2012
lol and i put coca-cola but i thought cocaine immediately after i had put it in. I did actually know that their used to be coke in coke. :)
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level 76
Mar 30, 2012
Isn't "though" short for "although"?
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level 59
Mar 24, 2015
I googled it and got here: http://grammarist.com/usage/although-though/ . From what I can tell, sometimes it is and sometimes it's not.
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level 36
Apr 5, 2012
I couldn't spell Rhinoceros.
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level 33
Apr 10, 2012
As I understand it, intel can only mean intelligence - as in a secret agent like context. So it wouldn't be used as an abbreviation for intellectual.
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level 35
Sep 7, 2012
Although for tho, I agree.
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level 59
Mar 8, 2014
I'm surprised that nobody else reported my little problem here ... It's a logistics issue of the way spelling looks on the screen whenever there is the lower case letter "r" followed by the lower case letter "n" ... and besides the word "barn" I guess the word "porno" is one of the only other words commonly used ... but when i kept reading "porno" I keep seeing "pomo" and so I was guessing "pomegranate" and other crazy words ... I wish that in the future you could somehow make the "r-n" combination MORE CLEAR!! Maybe by doing it in CAPS like "PORNO" or maybe by using dashes between letters like "p-o-r-n-o" ... either of which would have been completely legible - without the chances of any reading errors! Thanks!! And btw, I WAS wearing my reading glasses when playing as I always do ... and throughout all the Quizzes, the only ones i ever have had trouble with have been the "r-n" sequence of lower letters.
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level 72
Dec 29, 2018
We're on the internet where there's porno everywhere, but hardly a pomegranate ever Go with the obvious.
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level 61
Jul 21, 2019
Or zoom the screen. I know what you mean and in other places (papers/books) I have experienced it myself. Never once on this site though, the distinction is clear enough (though indeed small) especially when it isnt nonsensical words ( or ones you have never heard of
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level 52
May 29, 2014
Never heard of zinfandel!
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level 32
Jun 21, 2014
Guessed intellect, intellectual, and intelligent. Sigh.
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level 20
Jul 4, 2014
Spent the majority of that time trying to work out what fridge was short for....
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level 50
Jul 18, 2014
Ouch.
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level 48
Aug 5, 2014
I am totally shocked at how many people don't know what Zinfandel is ????? Guess being from California--it's pretty much a way of life. Maybe I should make up a wine quiz....
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level 61
Jul 21, 2019
I cant see anythingbut frikandel when looking at that word. Every time it is mentioned in the comment section that is what I think,,, eventhough I just read in that same comment section that it is actually a wine, but my mind goes, nope, frikandel...

This is a frikandel

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level 65
Aug 30, 2014
100% with 2:24 left.
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level 76
Dec 29, 2014
2:57
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level 58
Feb 21, 2015
Interestingly, most linguists and etymologists will tell you that "'em" is not actually short for "them," but a survival of Middle English "hem," which was an alternative third person plural pronoun. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/'em Shouldn't change the quiz, but an interesting note nonetheless.
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level 26
Mar 24, 2015
Groom is a full word when it comes to people who care for horses, just saying.
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level 70
Mar 24, 2015
I tried 'gasolene' about 20 times before it struck me there was an alternative spelling. Any chance of accepting 'gasolene'?
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level 59
Mar 24, 2015
I typed kohl-slaw and it wasn't accepted. Coleslaw and kohl-slaw seem like synonyms to me. So why not accept that too?
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level 72
Mar 24, 2015
Because kohl-slaw isn't a thing?
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level 52
Oct 13, 2018
isn't kohl that black eyeliner stuff used by the Egyptians etc ?
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level 32
Mar 24, 2015
cocaine, lol In a non-drug induced environment maybe Coca Cola would be a better fit.
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level 61
Jul 21, 2019
same difference..
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level 65
Mar 24, 2015
100% with 2:32 left.
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level 26
Mar 24, 2015
why is coke short for cocaine?
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level 46
Mar 26, 2015
Well, because coke was a slang term for cocaine before it was a term for Coca-Cola (and in fact still is). In fact, Coca-Cola was only invented by accident. It was originally concocted by a corner druggist in the late 19th century as a headache cure, with cocaine as one of the main ingredients. Nothing was done to hide that fact, either, since believe it or not, cocaine used to be prescribed by doctors and promoted by health books as a cure for all kinds of aches and pains, and even altitude sickness. Obviously we now know that's not a good idea, but if somebody hadn't accidentally put carbonated water into the formula for "Dr. Pemberton's Pick-Me-Up," it never would've become Coca-Cola. Hope that helps!
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level 10
Mar 25, 2015
%100 with 2:54 left
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level 65
Mar 26, 2015
How about accepting "magazine" for "zin"? I've heard it many times, also used in another shortening: fanzin - fan magazine
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level 65
Feb 24, 2016
Reference is also frequently shortened to ref, particularly in written correspondence.
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level 46
Apr 7, 2016
Can you get rid of zinfandel?
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level 70
Nov 22, 2016
Autograph, Autobiography?
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level 52
Oct 13, 2018
when have you heard someone ask a famous person for their auto? they would think you want their car ! ditto, go into a bookshop and ask for Clinton's auto.....they'd send you to a car dealership.
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level 60
Jan 10, 2017
Can reference also be accepted for ref? It's used as slang to refer to references for jobs or academic citations, and is what I immediately thought of.
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level 63
Mar 21, 2017
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level 56
Mar 21, 2017
magazine for zin should work
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level 65
Mar 21, 2017
You must be thinking of "zine".
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level 45
Aug 20, 2018
Never heard of Zin or Zinfandel before.
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level 50
Sep 17, 2018
Nor me x
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level 41
Dec 29, 2018
Huh we only use about eight of these in the UK... America must be in more of a linguistic rush than us ;)
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