Very, very interesting quiz anyway.
Although maybe consider to accept Central Bohemia, Silesia etc without the last n?
Edit: Turns out, after doing some digging, the closest related english word is swath(e).
I would not have come up with that last one without some research, English isn't my first language so it wasn't one of the first things I thought about. (my initial thought was more; things meaning to separate. Many words having to do with splitting and cutting ultimately come from the same root. Though usually they have an sk sound at the beginning (though in English not always)
Also thought of dividing in two, zweiteilen/zweiteilung (German), tweedeling (Dutch), the first part sounding close. But obviously the wrong route :)
Only minor quibble - It would be nice to have an arrow to indicate where the insets belong.
Some things have changed because of the last update, changes include:
The number of answers changed from 619 to 1153
- all hyphenated ones should accept either first or second part
- "detailed locations" can be dropped: Cerklje, Črna, Kostanjevica, Lovrenc, Miklavž, Ribnica, Radlje, Ravne, Rečica, Selnica, Središče, Sveti Jurij, Sveti Andraž, Sveta Trojica, Šmarje, Šmartno, Zagorje
- all sveti/sveta can be abbreviated as "sv"
- (Gornja) Radgona, Rogaška (Slatina), Sobota, Gorica, Konjice, Lašče
I'll come back another day.
After some practice I'm at 902 as of today. I know all countries fully except for Latvia, Iceland, North Macedonia and Moldova...
Slovenia was a pain in the ass to learn though.
well I was at 101, I think in the 2nd half hour maybe I would ve gotten 20 more. Gonna take a break mow and try later without looking at the answers (will take a peek at the average)
Just to make it a bit easier and consistent, please do accept type-ins like "Western Bothnia" for "Västerbotten" in Sweden. Just like you accept "North", "Mid" and "South" for the Danish regions.
If so, my tag is Victor#9829
That is basically the only easy way to contact me.
And when I drop the s I get all sorts of tools, mainly hot air guns (to strip paint) but also electric saws (mainly for your hedges)
It is hard to imagine someone not being familiar AT ALL with english words, but just try; "The United states of America" would seem like a mouthfull wouldnt it?
WTH? a country made up of 5 words?? couldnt they just pick one? (Yes I know, UK has more, but many people, outside of jetpunk I mean, wouldn't know or be able to reproduce the entire thing)
It is all a matter of perspective :)
If you have trouble imagining, here is some help, using different letters "Yjr Imoyrf dysyrd pg Snrtovs" (All letters moved one position sideways on the keyboard)
But I do have trouble with how letters are sometimes pronounced, especially the "g" depending on its position, and some combinations like "fnd". I also felt very stupid the first time I heard Keflavík with the correct pronunciation.
Oh, and Cutonomous republic of Crimea? :P
My record is now 615 with 26 countries of which I know all the provinces, so I can brag around when I meet people from there.
Seriously, it's interfering with my thesis and life :O
Can you please accept Caporetto(Kobarid), Postumia(Postojna), Capodistria(Koper), Grigioni(Grisons), San Gallo(St. Gallen), Zara(Zadar)?
I think I found two subdivisions that incorrectly trigger multiple areas.
1. Soroca in Moldova. It turns Soroca green as well as Soldanesti.
2. Pomoravlje in Serbia. It turns Pomoravlje green as well as Podunavlje.