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Can you name the counties (historic or modern) of the UK for every letter of the alphabet?
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Name a UK County for each letter. UK includes; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Ceremonial Counties of England
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Dec 6th, 2009 at 00:20 GMT
avon has not been a county for a while. east suffolk is dubious too
Dec 6th, 2009 at 21:06 GMT
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Oct 2nd, 2010 at 12:50 GMT
@banutzu - am I not right in thinking that Avon became a county again a couple of years back? I really liked this quiz. The only difference I would make would be to add the elipses after the ones that have more than one correct answer. It is always interesting to know which ones are unique.
Nov 29th, 2010 at 11:21 GMT
Strange quiz! For almost half my answers I types something but a different answer appeared in the box. e.g. I typed Perthshire and got Peeblesshire, East Sussex and got Essex, Devon and got Derbyshire, Herefordshire and got Hampshire, Middlesex and got Merseyside, etc. Any idea why?
Jan 23rd, 2011 at 01:36 GMT
@Zalx: No, Avon has gone for good, City of Bristol is now a ceremonial county and the other bits are now unitary authorities, belonging to their historic county for ceremonial purposes. Top marks for a quiz that accepts 'Brecknockshire'.
May 12th, 2011 at 22:04 GMT
defining what is/isn't a county is a bit problematic thanks to various past governments messing them around so much - so I think this 'accept everything' approach as per the wikipedia page is for the best (although it doesn't include some of the modern welsh local authorities like cardiff / vale of glamorgan / torfaen which some people will probably begin to think of as 'counties' in time)
May 15th, 2011 at 18:36 GMT
I'd definitely include all the possibilities in each answer box for the same reason as @Zalx. Not too keen on accepting 'Yorkshire', as there are four very distinct counties included there. Including 'Isle of Ely' is verging on the insane. Perhaps rejig the quiz to get us to identify all the different counties at different times, as per the Wiki page?
May 27th, 2011 at 14:35 GMT
Regarding places not existing anymore, Middlesex?
Game published: Feb 27th, 2012 at 18:03 GMT
Feb 27th, 2012 at 18:30 GMT
I think that you should only use the names of existing counties. For example, there is no Avon, also Yorkshire is split up into four parts.
Feb 27th, 2012 at 18:38 GMT
Isle of Ely???? No wonder I was stumped!
Feb 27th, 2012 at 18:53 GMT
Yorkshire isn't a county on its own.
Feb 27th, 2012 at 19:40 GMT
North Yorkshire doesn't work!
Feb 27th, 2012 at 19:58 GMT
Yorkshire isn't a county.
Feb 27th, 2012 at 20:42 GMT
i live in the now a county of manchester no longer in lancashire, so please include :(
Feb 27th, 2012 at 22:19 GMT
I tried Talia Shire for the heck of it..."Adrian!!!"
Feb 27th, 2012 at 22:41 GMT
You can't have North Yorkshire *and* Yorkshire. And if you're going by ceremonial counties, as Sporcle generally does, Isle of Ely doesn't count, either.
Feb 27th, 2012 at 23:15 GMT
If The Shire isn't a bonus answer, it definitely should be!
Feb 27th, 2012 at 23:36 GMT
How old are your list of counties?
Feb 28th, 2012 at 02:48 GMT
I didn't realize Avon was gone. Is Tayside gone, too? That didn't work. Perhaps I need a new atlas...
Feb 28th, 2012 at 07:57 GMT
Manchester isn't a county
Feb 28th, 2012 at 11:10 GMT
Peeblesshire is ♫ to the ears.
Feb 28th, 2012 at 12:44 GMT
What rubbish! Isle of Ely indeed.
Feb 28th, 2012 at 14:34 GMT
This is like a combination of historical counties, current ceremonial counties and commonly used deriratives of current or historical counties, it's just completely inaccurate. Yorkshire is no longer a county on its own, Aberdeen shouldn't be accepted, it's Aberdeenshire... I could go on. It's a great concept for a quiz but seriously sort it out.
Feb 28th, 2012 at 15:30 GMT
I agree with matt01 - it's just an inaccurate hodge-podge.
Feb 29th, 2012 at 00:43 GMT
Ireland including Northern Ireland has only Counties , England , Scotland and Wales have mainly shires . Exceptions being County Durham (NE England) County Kent (S E England) , Rutland , Gwyneth (Wales) / Quiz needs sorting out I'm afraid. And that Isle of Ely ? It's just a high spot of ground in the east of England in Cambridgeshire .
Mar 1st, 2012 at 16:01 GMT
Isle of Ely? What the heck? and here was me thinking it was just a normal part of England, now I'll have to go and look at a map again... Anyway, you shouldn't accept 'London', it's either the 'City of London' or 'Greater London', and if you do accept it, it really shouldn't be for L. Unless 'London' used to be a county and they changed the name to 'greater London', in which case I am sorry. you should also specify you are using both ceremonial and historical county names, or better still, get rid of one of them.
Mar 1st, 2012 at 22:49 GMT
Counties in England are as much a cultural entity as one imposed by Governments - in that sense Yorkshire as a whole is very much still a county, because the people who live there see it as such.
Mar 2nd, 2012 at 18:27 GMT
@tbh444: There is no one definition of "county", as you say. However this quiz needs to consistently use just one set - current administrative counties, current ceremonial counties, historic counties, 1974 counties, 1996 counties, cultural counties, etc. and specify which one it's using. Currently it uses some from each set and doesn't appear to include all of any of them.
Mar 13th, 2012 at 07:09 GMT
crap, there is no county called West Ham United.
Apr 5th, 2012 at 07:11 GMT
Tried East Riding of Yorkshire and it did not seem to work - you seem to have every other possible variation on Yorkshire though. I like the idea of this quiz, but as others have said it needs clarification about what is and is not meant by 'county'.
Oct 20th, 2012 at 18:27 GMT
By the way, it does say historic or modern, so all those that don't exist anymore do count. However, Denbighshire and Highlands should be added (highlands is even a modern county)
Nov 1st, 2012 at 20:45 GMT
I typed "Avon", up came "aberdeen", I typed "Berkshire", up came "Bedfordshire". Of the 20 questions, 10 came up as quite different to what I had typed in. How strange is that??
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