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Can you name the most populous U.S. cities that begin with the same letter as the state they're in?
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Nov 28th, 2009 at 18:57 GMT
This was a really good idea. Thumbs up!
Nov 28th, 2009 at 19:29 GMT
Love this quiz. Thought for sure there was gonna be some "T" city in Texas that I'd left off, but evidently not.
Dec 7th, 2009 at 02:18 GMT
Damn you Sioux Falls! When in doubt for US cities-guess Sioux Falls & for countries Papua New Guinea!
Dec 9th, 2009 at 07:52 GMT
Not to nitpick (even though I will) but alliteration isn't having the same first letter, it's having the same first phoneme. Ch isn't the same sound as C, so Chula Vista and California aren't an alliterative pair. I'd either change the title to steer clear from the a-word altogether or drop Chula Vista and add the next-biggest. Great concept and execution, but even if it's a singular flaw it matters.
Dec 9th, 2009 at 14:35 GMT
@jayhank is kinda right... alliteration is usually associated with a similar sound group. if you do take his advice, you'd also have to remove Philadelphia. However, a secondary definition of alliteration is exactly what you have-- just starting with the same letter. (As per dictionary.com)
Dec 9th, 2009 at 16:44 GMT
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/alliteration. Could you find that for me, because I have to say I'm stumped. Sure, it says two or more words in a word group that start with the same letter, but first off, the example uses all 'a's and isn't definitive on exceptions like 'ch' versus 'c', and second off a word pair isn't a group of words, it's a pair of words.
Dec 9th, 2009 at 22:27 GMT
I totally misunderstood this quiz -- I thought it was "name the cities that are the most populous in their state and also start with the same letter as the state", gave up, and then hit myself in the forehead
Dec 10th, 2009 at 11:44 GMT
I was aware of the definition of alliteration. But I thought the word 'alliteration' would describe this quiz in the shortest way. However, the quiz question is correct, as far as I can tell.
Dec 10th, 2009 at 13:15 GMT
You cannot have this quiz without Walla Walla, Washington. You just cannot.
Jan 4th, 2010 at 17:06 GMT
Good quiz; challenging without being completely unreasonable. I have a similar quiz, except it's state-by-state. I thought I had a really original idea until I saw yours. ;)
Apr 30th, 2010 at 01:46 GMT
@bwood1957...I'm from Sioux Falls and guess what the last city I had left to guess was? Yup...fricken Sioux Falls haha. It wasn't until I looked at the population figure given that I though to myself "wow, that number looks VERY familiar" haha.
Oct 20th, 2010 at 19:43 GMT
I was really hoping to see Walla Walla, Washington on here.
Dec 30th, 2010 at 00:54 GMT
You should take the word "City" out of New York because it is only needed to differentiate the city from the state and isn't needed when the city is listed as New York, New York. Unlike Kansas City and Oklahoma City, New York's name is just New York which is why in the source, "city" is lowercase and included after every name (creating interesting phrases like "Oklahoma City city, Oklahoma" and "Kansas City city, Kansas")
Jan 28th, 2011 at 03:40 GMT
Damn, I missed Honolulu and Anchorage! That's what I get for geographically going through the lower 48, I end up forgetting Alaska and Hawaii!
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