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Google What's the Difference? - Geography

Fill the blanks in these Google autocompletes that start with "What's the difference between..."
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Last updated: November 29, 2023
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First submittedJanuary 1, 2016
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What's the difference between ...
Cantonese and Mandarin
Iran and Iraq
the Sahel and the Sahara
Nordic and Scandinavian
the United Kingdom and Great Britain
Haiti and the Dominican Republic
Farsi and Persian
a Pond and a Lake
The Netherlands and Holland
Rural and Urban
a Mountain and a Hill
What's the difference between ...
a Ravine and a Canyon
Newfoundland and Labrador
Emigration and Immigration
a Republic and a Democracy
Munich and München
a Town and a City
Catalan and Spanish
the Holy See and Vatican City
Shia and Sunni
Monte Carlo and Monaco
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Level 65
Jan 1, 2016
First quiz of 2016 (NYC, at least :P)! Happy New Year, everyone :)
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Level 65
Oct 26, 2016
Also try the history version
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Level 56
Nov 8, 2017
I'm taking this in 2017 though
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Level 60
Apr 19, 2018
And I'm in 2018
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Level 65
Feb 25, 2019
I'm in 2019
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Level 60
Nov 20, 2020
I'm again taking it in 2020 and I'm surprised to see my comment (ʘ言ʘ╬)
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Level 52
May 12, 2021
taking it in 2021 and i dont really care
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Level 60
Nov 29, 2023
2022 doesn't exist. Taking in 2023
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Level 27
Jan 31, 2024
taking in 2024
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Level 36
May 19, 2019
I'm in 2020
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Level 80
Jun 25, 2019
I'm in 1974
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Level 29
Sep 6, 2020
I’m taking this in 2384 on my holoframe
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Level 52
Nov 10, 2020
Big deal I'm in 452222222222222222222222532526375268572565725875865327868637486913659376516576178563791653167561379567635753671596536091576571065375639165753064444444444444444444444444444444463570673151067567617657613750316375560517653501765175651567531536075363506350657 playing this on the nothing that is left
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Level 67
Nov 22, 2020
I'm in 1916 playing this, watching people die.
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Level 52
May 30, 2021
I'm in 3046. Robots have taken over the world!
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Level 61
Feb 10, 2024
In in 2024. We're getting Neuralinks drilled into our brain
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Level 66
Aug 29, 2016
What's the difference between Iraq and Iran?? Their only common point is the first three letters.
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Level 63
Feb 6, 2017
I thought it would be Persia. But the actual result isn't completely absurd. They used to be in the same empire, they sound alike, they're right next to each other.
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Level 56
Nov 20, 2016
wow people really dont know the difference between all of these things?
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Level 65
Nov 21, 2016
Well now they do :)
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Level 84
Nov 21, 2016
At least they were trying to learn the differences. Surprisingly not everyone knows the entirety of human knowledge right out of the womb.
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Level 80
Nov 30, 2023
I mean, there are definitely a lot of cases where I know the difference between things in, say, broad strokes. But I suspect there are (or may be) a lot of details and subtleties in the distinction that elude me.

I can certainly imagine Googling the "difference between X and Y" when I already know a bunch of things that differ between them, but want to know more.

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Level 64
Feb 12, 2024
Ravines, canyons, gulches, gorges? They're all so hard to remember! Also, I think people know that Cantonese and Mandarin/Shia and Sunni are different, but they want to know to what extent or how they differ. As in the difference, as in what they search for in the first place. Haiti and DR would be WHY they are different. Nordic and Scandinavian, UK and GB, and the Netherlands and Holland are just confusing sometimes interchangeably terms (that all have CGPGrey videos, just saying). And Farsi and Persian, Holy See and Vatican City, and immigration and immigration are definitely valid. Also, keep in mind that the reason you might know these is *because* of googling the difference between them in the past.
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Level 33
Nov 21, 2016
So tempted to type 'A cape and a verde' and 'A shia and a Labeouf'

Lol

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Level 30
Dec 15, 2019
I did a cape and a cloak.. it didn't work haha
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Level 40
Nov 20, 2020
I succumbed to temptation and actually did it....
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Level 49
Nov 21, 2016
Good quiz!
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Level 32
Nov 21, 2016
just look it up haha
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Level 58
Nov 20, 2020
no
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Level 37
Mar 17, 2018
Pausing a quiz at anytime to consult Google or any other reference site is CHEATING. Consulting it after you have completed the quiz to check the accuracy of a "nitpick" you wish to insert is not cheating.
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Level 75
Dec 19, 2018
Are you suggesting adding 'What's the difference between cheating and checking'?
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Level 54
Nov 20, 2020
Is there somebody to explain difference between Bay and Gulf?
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Level 41
Nov 20, 2020
Try Google ;-)
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Level 66
Nov 20, 2020
A bit tricky to keep the two parts parallel.
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Level 75
Nov 20, 2020
in what way is the sunni/shia question geography-related?
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Level 81
Nov 22, 2020
human geography/culture generally falls under geography (even though we usually think of geography as physical geography)
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Level 77
Nov 20, 2020
Went a whole direction with shia. Kept trying difference between Shia LaBeouf & Sabrina LeBeauf.
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Level 66
Nov 20, 2020
What's the difference between people in Abu Dhabi and people in Dubai?

(Select comment for answer.)

Well, people in Dubai don't like the Flintstones, but people in

ABU

DHABI

DOOOOOOOO!

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Level 67
Nov 20, 2020
The rampant anti-caveman bias in Dubai has been a black mark on that city for centuries.
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Level 66
Nov 22, 2020
It's why Geico wanted to put their headquarters there.
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Level 60
Nov 20, 2020
I give people too much credit, some of these searches are surprisingly dumb
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Level 82
Nov 29, 2023
Most school children have access to Google though
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Level 77
Nov 30, 2023
I found the republic v democracy the most odd.
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Level 56
Nov 30, 2023
In school in the USA they taught me that they were two ways to say the same thing...
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Level 64
Feb 12, 2024
They're two very common forms of government and often used together, plus political parties make you want to know the difference
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Level 76
Feb 10, 2024
Would you rather they not search and remain in ignorance?
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Level 73
Nov 20, 2020
People seriously ask what the difference is between Munich and Munchen?
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Level 70
Dec 11, 2023
Yes, and their find their answer and get more knowledgeable. They're catching up! what are you doing to keep the pace?
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Level 59
Nov 22, 2020
Was I the only one trying "LaBeouf" for "Shia" ? :D
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Level 57
Nov 24, 2020
Very amusing!
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Level 67
Nov 30, 2023
Oh boy, as a German the Munich one took really long for me, as Munich just means München :D

Tried a myriad of different things before

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Level 78
Nov 30, 2023
Tried Monaco because that's the Italian name for Munich, got a freeby for another question
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Level 34
Dec 11, 2023
So did I!
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Level 61
Feb 10, 2024
only missed a few- could you accept muchen without the umlaut though please! :-)
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Level 65
Feb 10, 2024
umlauts are not required. Munchen contains 2 N's however :D
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Level 50
Feb 11, 2024
can you accept scandinavia?