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Can you name the sets of three 4-letter words that are anagrams of each other from clues?
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Example set: "Amor" "To the left" & "Rodent" could clue: LOVE, LEVO & VOLE.
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Sep 3rd, 2010 at 03:57 GMT
Oh man, great idea! I feel like this is something I should have come up with. But what is n'est pas?
Sep 3rd, 2010 at 04:04 GMT
Missed n'est pas. Sounds French. But "nest" never occurred to me. Ka sara sara.
Sep 3rd, 2010 at 04:07 GMT
Oh yeah, I really liked this quiz!
Sep 3rd, 2010 at 10:53 GMT
Really liked this quiz! The only thing that threw me off was odour, though, because how we spell it, is with 5 letters... But otherwise, really great!
Sep 3rd, 2010 at 12:37 GMT
please would you change the 'wheel' clue to something like 'to become weary' because it Britain it is spelt tyre
Sep 3rd, 2010 at 23:47 GMT
Good quiz, but bad news for all the families who send boys to prep school hoping thereby to gain entry to Eton!
Sep 6th, 2010 at 00:02 GMT
Your use of e.g. threw me off http://theoatmeal.com/comics/ie
Sep 6th, 2010 at 20:48 GMT
@versualize Based on grammar and your link, the use of e.g. in this quiz is correct.
Each of these clues could read as "Apple, for example" which is what e.g. translates to form the Latin.
You use i.e. to describe a specific thing like here: "I had my favorite dish for dinner, i.e., shrimp scampi." Since "i.e." means "id est" or "that is" it is when you are clarifying what a specific thing is.
Oct 22nd, 2010 at 04:26 GMT
got 26, i had time to try out different combos for ones i didnt get, so i managed a few more... great quiz :)
Game published: Jan 17th, 2011 at 04:08 GMT
Jan 17th, 2011 at 04:19 GMT
damnit. i spelled odor as odour. my gosh wow, being Canadian i forget things
Jan 17th, 2011 at 04:33 GMT
Start "tyre" comments in 3...2...1...go!
Jan 17th, 2011 at 06:49 GMT
B-sharp can be a bit confusing, as it's the same thing as C.
Jan 17th, 2011 at 07:57 GMT
Good stuff, although I'd never heard of a pome or a lo mein before now.
Jan 17th, 2011 at 09:55 GMT
Pomme is apple in French. Peri and Arne I had not heard of and had to do by trial and error. The definitions were good. On several, I guessed and then smacked myself for not knowing it ahead of time.
Jan 17th, 2011 at 10:40 GMT
Eton is not a prep. school. It is a public school for ages 13+
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Jan 17th, 2011 at 10:51 GMT
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Jan 17th, 2011 at 11:30 GMT
Hm. Tire..tyre. To heed is not to hear it is to listen, very different meanings. Hole and leak? It would mean a leak in a ship but not in a jumper. Meh.
Jan 17th, 2011 at 13:22 GMT
Nice quiz, I'm especially loving Set 8's first clue. Good job, 5 globes.
Jan 17th, 2011 at 13:25 GMT
@ Zossima: Lo Mein is the greatest of all Chinese take out foods! Must be mixed with shrimp, duck sauce and hot mustard. Even better the next morning ice cold right out of the fridge!
Jan 17th, 2011 at 14:25 GMT
Hands up if you tried "Golden-gram".
Jan 17th, 2011 at 14:43 GMT
The ones that are griping in here must not do crosswords. Its a anagram, so be prepared to use alternate (and just as correct) spellings.
Jan 17th, 2011 at 15:17 GMT
What Phil said. Lighten up people. Very fun morning Sporcle!
Jan 17th, 2011 at 16:44 GMT
Great quiz! But I was really bad :) haha!
Jan 17th, 2011 at 16:57 GMT
Eton is not a prep school :s
Jan 17th, 2011 at 17:08 GMT
Both listen and hear are used meaning "to understand". Heed usually means to comply, but they all mean to attend. That seems close enough for union labor. Also Eton College is what we in the US call a college preparatory school, unless its graduates have been attending Oxford despite their time at Eton. Private, public, university, college, make some allowances for translation.
Jan 17th, 2011 at 18:14 GMT
"Wheel" and "tire" are not really even close to being the same thing.
Jan 17th, 2011 at 18:18 GMT
except most people can't do crosswords in 7 minutes. Not that I would spend any more time on this quiz, some of the clues are just awful.
Jan 17th, 2011 at 18:43 GMT
I agree, wheel and tire are not synonymous any more than foot and shoe are. How about radial or exhaust?
Jan 17th, 2011 at 19:48 GMT
@zamboni: US usage is inappropriate in this instance. Eton is in the UK and is thus NOT a prep school (our prep schools usually go up to the age of ~13). I drew attention to this on Sept 3rd, and am surprised the clue is still unaltered - it wouldn't be hard to find a more accurate wording.
Jan 18th, 2011 at 00:26 GMT
I didnt realize i took this one already until I read my own comment -- sad lol... Apparently I did better 1st time around, but great quiz, a lot of fun :)
Jan 18th, 2011 at 00:46 GMT
This trio quiz is a riot, as Ms. Amos would say.
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Jan 18th, 2011 at 00:47 GMT
Do you people get off on sounding intelligent? Who cares what type of school Eton is? You know the four letters, how many other schools did you try with those four letters? Get over yourselves!
Jan 18th, 2011 at 01:34 GMT
that was hard
Jan 18th, 2011 at 08:02 GMT
Even Sporclers who have never seen Star Wars now know the phrase "It's a Trap". Akbar must be making millions off of copyrights.
Jan 18th, 2011 at 16:30 GMT
@zamboni. Heed and listen imply attention is being paid to the source, hear does not. For example, you can hear background noise without attending to it. To listen is to make an effort to hear something, but you can hear something without making an effort. Variations of the word hear suggest attention, but not the word on its own. AAAAnyway it doesnt really matter that its a bit wrong, as the game provides the four letters in the target words....but its fun to be pedantic sometimes.
Jan 18th, 2011 at 21:01 GMT
@biglar5: So your thesis is, every time a Sporcle clue is factually inaccurate [the original clue read "Brit prep school"] nobody should deign to correct it lest they "sound intelligent"? It should keep you busy spreading this idea around all the other comments threads...
Jan 18th, 2011 at 23:59 GMT
@All I changed the clues that people felt were inaccurate. Eton is a prep school, to Americans. That's what we call it. They don't call it that in the UK, so I changed it. However, as all the things here are crossword clues, you can see that that is how Eton is often clued in the US. Maybe the good thing is everyone here learned new terms for educational institutions on both sides of the pond.
Jan 28th, 2011 at 00:43 GMT
fun quiz but add some more time please
Feb 14th, 2011 at 13:06 GMT
fun fun fun! finished with 1:55 left. great to take a stab at one and have the rest fall into place. or just start anagramming. I got stuck on ENOL at the end and just kept typing in letter combinations until it hit me. Thank you sprout!
Apr 2nd, 2012 at 22:56 GMT
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