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Can you name the Figure of Speech Represented by Each Graph?
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Each graph shows a mathematical representation of an Idiom, Axiom, or Saying. Identify the figure of speech represented by each plot. Try my "'Figures' of Speech - Deluxe Edition" instead of this one.
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'Figures' of Speech Quiz
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Aug 8th, 2011 at 22:58 GMT
The format of this quiz was inspired by @MrChewypoo's movie quiz: http://www.sporcle.com/games/MrChewypoo/trending_well
Aug 9th, 2011 at 01:25 GMT
Wonderful work! Would love to see more.
Aug 9th, 2011 at 02:09 GMT
Amazing! I've never thought of these sayings as graphs. Great job! 5 orbs.
Aug 9th, 2011 at 02:25 GMT
My only suggestion is to accept contractions for #2 (ie two's and three's), as well as numerical expressions of the numbers - both separated and contracted. Other than that, excellent work!
Aug 9th, 2011 at 02:30 GMT
@thejman, I already had it set up to accept contractions as well as numerals or spelled out numbers. If you don't mind me asking, what did you try that it didn't accept?
Aug 9th, 2011 at 12:24 GMT
This must be a nightmare needing other accepted answers!
Aug 9th, 2011 at 13:54 GMT
Fantastic quiz. I should assign this to my Statistics Class!!!
Aug 9th, 2011 at 14:57 GMT
Sequel is up: http://www.sporcle.com/games/pgrossma/figures-of-speech-ii
Aug 9th, 2011 at 15:04 GMT
Brilliant! Thanks for the shout out. This was great fun and good job a accepting alternates, especially for such long answers. An easy 5 orbs!
Aug 9th, 2011 at 15:05 GMT
so i have to say it: that's not how #4 goes. and the difference really is significant to the meaning. http://www.biblestudytools.com/1-timothy/6-10.html
Aug 9th, 2011 at 15:42 GMT
^ I was going to point out the same thing. #4 is a common mis-quotation. The actual saying goes, "
money is the root of all evil."
Aug 9th, 2011 at 15:54 GMT
@courtneyyy and @imclala, I have "Love of money is the root of all evil" as an acceptable answer, but i used "money is the root of all evil" as the main answer for two reasons: 1) it is the way most people say it (and since we are talking about idiomatic expressions, usage is the main crux). 2) it works better with the graph
Aug 9th, 2011 at 17:35 GMT
not what i thought it was gonna be
Aug 9th, 2011 at 18:47 GMT
Here is another sequel, if you are enjoying these: Sequel is up: http://www.sporcle.com/games/pgrossma/figures-of-speech-iii
Aug 9th, 2011 at 19:26 GMT
I wrote "2iscompany3iscrowd" but it didn't accept it.
Aug 9th, 2011 at 19:36 GMT
@Manticore, I have that as an acceptable answer, not sure why it didn't give you credit for it.
Aug 9th, 2011 at 20:04 GMT
Could you add "two is company but three is a crowd" (and variations involving contractions and numerals)? That's how I've usually heard that phrase, and I was confused for a bit until I thought to substitute the "but" with "and." Not a big deal overall, though, and still a fun and interesting quiz!
Aug 9th, 2011 at 20:12 GMT
@NotYou, Added those variants, thanks for the suggestion
Aug 9th, 2011 at 22:14 GMT
Love the title, and the quiz is amazing. can't wait to play the sequel.
Aug 10th, 2011 at 02:59 GMT
Very well done. At first I thought there wasn't enough time to write out all the sayings, but I was able to do so.
Aug 10th, 2011 at 10:39 GMT
Very clever quiz. Could I suggest that the x-axis of graph 8 should read 'size' rather than 'weight'?
Aug 10th, 2011 at 11:41 GMT
@hellofromUK, I made the adjustment, Hopefully that helps people, That one is by far the least guessed answer from all three quizzes. Thanks for all the input @sporclers, These quizzes are slowing becoming fairly refined
Aug 11th, 2011 at 22:06 GMT
I have compiled these three quizzes into a single Slide Show based video quiz. I have also added an additional graph to the set that i didn't include in any of the first three quizzes. http://www.sporcle.com/games/pgrossma/figures-of-speech---compiled
Aug 15th, 2011 at 04:20 GMT
This might be nitpicky, but now that some of the quizzes are putting wrong answers in red, you might want to consider a different color for the correct answers. I know it's a different shade, but it threw me off at first.
Sep 21st, 2011 at 19:29 GMT
Thanks @fetherfish81, I've changed the correct answer color to blue. Would never have thought of that as being an issue; good suggestion, though.
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