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: December 12, 2019
First submittedJanuary 1, 2016
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What's the difference between ...
Chinese and Japanese
Iran and Iraq
a Shire and a County
Nordic and Scandinavian
the United Kingdom and Great Britain
Haiti and the Dominican Republic
Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea
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
a Cape and a Peninsula
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 54
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 57
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 28
May 19, 2019
I'm in 2020
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Level 75
Jun 25, 2019
I'm in 1974
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Level 32
Sep 6, 2020
I’m taking this in 2384 on my holoframe
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Level 50
Nov 10, 2020
Big deal I'm in 452222222222222222222222532526375268572565725875865327868637486913659376516576178563791653167561379567635753671596536091576571065375639165753064444444444444444444444444444444463570673151067567617657613750316375560517653501765175651567531536075363506350657 playing this on the nothing that is left
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Level 54
Nov 22, 2020
I'm in 1916 playing this, watching people die.
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Level 63
Aug 23, 2016
Too easy! Only one that stumped me was Mauna Kea, but I used the google search, so I kind of cheated.
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Level 79
Aug 24, 2016
"Kind of" cheated?
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Level 65
Sep 17, 2016
You actually cheated. Not 'kind of'. Haha
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Level 62
Sep 19, 2016
I just gave up to see the answers, opened the quiz in a new tab and scored a perfect score there ^^
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Level 41
Nov 20, 2016
Why do people seem to think using Google doesn't constitute cheating? If anything, Google is the mechanism by which you COMPLETELY cheat. If you come up with an answer in any other way, you're still cheating less than if you use Google.

Half-baked hacks.

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Level 41
Nov 20, 2016
Its like, "oh i got them all right but i had to Google the ones i didn't know!"

....i think some don't quite get this whole trivia concept...

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Level 65
Nov 20, 2016
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Level 80
Jun 4, 2017
It's like using a calculator for a 4th grade math test.
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Level 28
May 19, 2019
I sometimes use google for spelling when I know the correct answer; mostly on geography tests.
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Level 60
Sep 15, 2020
Can't blame anyone for not knowing how to spell the capital of Sri Lanka.
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Level 54
Nov 20, 2020
The quiz is actually about filling in the blanks that Google autocompletes so a bit more than 'kind of cheating'
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Level 50
Oct 15, 2017
Here's what ya do: Go to Google and start to type in "What's the difference between [insert question here] and {quiz answer}.

For example: "What's the difference between Nordic and..."

Works like a charm.

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Level 47
Nov 20, 2020
no
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Level 72
Aug 25, 2016
So many similar words for ravine - just couldn't come up with that one.

Nice quiz.

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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 62
Sep 19, 2016
Right?

And the difference between Chinese and Japanese...

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Level 67
Nov 20, 2016
I didn't get the Japanese because I didn't realize people were that stupid.
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Level 65
Nov 20, 2016
the more you know
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Level 78
Nov 20, 2016
Well I don't think googling such things always means "I didn't know there was a difference", it could be also "HOW different are A and B".
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Level 56
Jan 24, 2019
it's obviously refering to languages. Of course you know everything about those, but to the rest of us less fortunate westeners, they seem pretty similar.
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Level 64
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 70
Nov 20, 2016
I thought Chinese and Mandarin, Iran and Persia. Much more logical.
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Level 60
Nov 20, 2016
ditto....what kind of question is that to google!?
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Level 41
Nov 20, 2016
A pretty racist one i think...you gotta be pretty ignorant to be typing that in to Google
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Level ∞
Nov 20, 2016
Ignorant yes. Racist no. If you don't know the difference, it's probably best to Google it and find out instead of remaining ignorant.
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Level 67
Nov 20, 2016
Me too
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Level 65
Apr 4, 2020
Those people are clearly wanting to find out about the languages and writing systems from countries thousands and thousands of miles away from where they're from and totally different to what they're used to. Using pejorative words like ignorant and racist seems unfair.
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Level 65
Nov 20, 2016
Add Scandanavian as an option?
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Level 80
Nov 20, 2016
Yes - my spelling cost me too!
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Level 84
Nov 21, 2016
I typed this so many times, wondering what I was missing. Finally figured it out, but embarrassed that I couldn't spell it!
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Level 53
Nov 21, 2016
Same! I had to google it at the end because I thought that I was seeing things and that the system was not working when I kept typing Scandanavian. I'm really angry with myself. *facepalm*
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Level 60
Jan 22, 2017
I also thought I was spelling Scandinavian right. I wasn't. And missed it.
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Level 67
Nov 22, 2020
+1 on Scandanavia
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Level 39
Nov 20, 2016
Never heard of a "shire"
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Level 60
Jan 22, 2017
Never read The Hobbit, huh?
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Level 67
Nov 22, 2020
What about Yorkshire? New Hampshire? Worcestershire Sauce?

You certainly have heard of many places called shire even if you've never heard the word by itself.

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Level 51
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 77
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 37
Nov 21, 2016
So tempted to type 'A cape and a verde' and 'A shia and a Labeouf'

Lol

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Level 23
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 46
Nov 21, 2016
Good quiz!
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Level 33
Nov 21, 2016
just look it up haha
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Level 47
Nov 20, 2020
no
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Level 68
Nov 27, 2016
I had no clue for Shire, so I googled it afterwards and it did not even come up with your answer. It only came up with a shire and a clydesdale...
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Level 60
Nov 20, 2020
Yes, but a Clydesdale probably wouldn't be on a geography quiz.
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Level 63
Jun 21, 2017
Aw man I typed Scandanavian, my own fault though
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Level 47
Jan 30, 2018
Should accept alternative spellings for Scandinavian and Munchen
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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 27
May 26, 2018
I think that Castilian should be accepted for Spanish. Considering that Catalan is what the quiz taker sees, I think it's more likely for them to make a distinction between different types of Spanish as opposed to just thinking of Spanish. Everyone I took the quiz with said Castilian and not Spanish.
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Level 59
Apr 29, 2019
I'm not sure if I've misunderstood your comment, but are you implying that catalan is a type of spanish?
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Level 66
Nov 20, 2020
This gets into murky territory for me. I don't know exactly how one ties a language to a country. I know Catalan isn't a dialect of what we call Spanish, but it is a language native to a region of Spain. I think of how when we say "So-and-so speaks Chinese," we really mean "So-and-so speaks Mandarin." Cantonese is Chinese too though, albeit a much less popular Chinese language. It strikes me that "Spanish" as we use it means "Castilian," but Catalan is also a Spanish language. I'm sure there are linguists who will tell me this is all wrong from a linguistic perspective (and I'm sure they're right), but I understand the notion that Catalan is a Spanish language. At any rate, Castilian should be accepted as an answer in this quiz, as that is what the language is properly called.
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Level 67
Nov 20, 2020
Maybe they're about the demonyms and not the languages? Like a Catalan person and a Spanish person.
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Level 66
Nov 22, 2020
What the quiz is asking is what comes up when you type the first part into google. Castilian might be a valid synonym for Spanish, but it is not what is presented in response to the partial search given in the hint.
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Level 52
Nov 20, 2020
Is there somebody to explain difference between Bay and Gulf?
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Level 43
Nov 20, 2020
Try Google ;-)
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Level 59
Nov 20, 2020
A bit tricky to keep the two parts parallel.
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Level 56
Nov 20, 2020
Since you usually take spellilng "variations," could you possibly please take "Scandanavian" at a type in for Scandinavian?
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Level 57
Nov 20, 2020
in what way is the sunni/shia question geography-related?
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Level 61
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 69
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 66
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 54
Nov 20, 2020
I give people too much credit, some of these searches are surprisingly dumb
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Level 65
Nov 20, 2020
People seriously ask what the difference is between Munich and Munchen?
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Level 55
Nov 22, 2020
Was I the only one trying "LaBeouf" for "Shia" ? :D
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Level 56
Nov 24, 2020
Very amusing!