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Apr 20th, 2012 at 04:07 GMT
Apr 20th, 2012 at 07:45 GMT
Pretty good quiz, but please note that "URL" is an abbreviation, not an acronym - acronyms are pronounced as words, like "OPEC" or "NATO".
Apr 20th, 2012 at 13:04 GMT
@jeorgecostanza Actually, that hasn't been true for a long time. Initialisms and acronyms are interchangeable according to the definitions in the dictionary. It is a common misconception. Abbreviation is just a generic term for anything that became shorter.
Apr 20th, 2012 at 14:54 GMT
Juliet is spelled here incorrectly, so you probably need a different clue for that.
Apr 20th, 2012 at 15:34 GMT
@OZrocker Actually Juliett and Alfa are the standard codes for NATO and others, but the Americans have an alternate system that spells them Juliet and Alpha. But in a matched system, ALFA always goes with JULIETT and (JULIET with ALPHA).
Apr 20th, 2012 at 17:09 GMT
Fun quiz, though I was a bit disappointed none of the clues referenced Dollhouse.
Apr 20th, 2012 at 19:49 GMT
If you're going to use the å in ångström, why not use the umlaut as well? Just wondering.
Apr 22nd, 2012 at 03:29 GMT
I always thought J = Juliet, but checking the FAA website, I see that it's Juliett. However, the founder of the Girl Scouts was Juliette (note the final e) Gordon Low.
Apr 22nd, 2012 at 03:36 GMT
Gotta stand up for Sproutcm on the initialism/acronym thing. That debate has been raging on many a Sporcle quiz comment section. Acronym was never defined as being a pronounceable word. In the last couple decades it's become more popular for companies and organizations to make sure their letters spell something, so they're more memorable/marketable. Humans have been abbreviating forever; just Google the history of OK/okay. But, acronyms don't have to be legit words. Love this quiz, Sprout!
Apr 23rd, 2012 at 00:39 GMT
Narcissus only loved Narcissus. The nymph loved him.
Apr 23rd, 2012 at 01:28 GMT
good quiz... but it's "Alpha" not "Alfa"
Apr 23rd, 2012 at 19:23 GMT
Alfa and Juliett always goes together, eh? ;) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e0/FAA_Phonetic_and_Morse_Chart2.svg/500px-FAA_Phonetic_and_Morse_Chart2.svg.png
Apr 23rd, 2012 at 22:07 GMT
Impressed by the genuinely-challenging questions. A rarefied skill on Sporcle.
Apr 23rd, 2012 at 22:32 GMT
@ManlyStump Yes, you are correct. You found a mistake on the internet. Those happen from time to time, and there is an example of it. :)
Apr 24th, 2012 at 03:48 GMT
It took me a while to figure out what you meant by "It is part of the acronym for the term for this." Isn't the word in question part of the term itself, rather than part of the acronym? But then we're talking about words that stand for letters, so adding in letters that stand for words (an acronym) just made me get lost in the semiotic layers.
Game published: Jan 29th, 2013 at 17:00 GMT
Jan 29th, 2013 at 17:38 GMT
So the title's pretty amusing.
Jan 29th, 2013 at 17:53 GMT
The best clue you can come up with for Zulu is a reference to a mediocre remake of an American cop show?
Jan 29th, 2013 at 17:59 GMT
Took me a while to figure out what the url clue meant.
Jan 29th, 2013 at 18:32 GMT
Nice work using the slug and not the pound. It's nice when people get it right.
Jan 29th, 2013 at 18:42 GMT
I wish people would use the NATO alphabet when spelling things over the phone instead of using random words or names. Sorry, but "P as in Pawhuska" doesn't help because I'm not familiar with towns of rural Oklahoma and it could easily be "Bawhuska". This is why we have a system, people!
Jan 29th, 2013 at 19:35 GMT
Isn't it supposed to be ALPHA rather than ALFA?
Jan 29th, 2013 at 20:30 GMT
@lisamcmc: It would make sense but no. http://legacy.icao.int/icao/en/trivia/alphabet.htm
Jan 29th, 2013 at 20:52 GMT
WHAT? You're telling me Tango & Cash didn't win best picture?
Jan 29th, 2013 at 21:01 GMT
So you're telling me... Wazowski is not a letter of the NATO alphabet?
Jan 29th, 2013 at 21:22 GMT
@Iisamcmc You're right, it is ALPHA. There's no "F" in it
Jan 29th, 2013 at 21:53 GMT
@All No. The alphabet is either ALPHA and JULIET or ALFA and JULIETT, which is actually the standard. The quiz is correct.
Jan 29th, 2013 at 22:17 GMT
I scored so badley, I really apprieciate the work that goes into making quizzes but very few of the clues mean anything to me :-( though I suprised myself by getting the car clues...
Jan 29th, 2013 at 22:52 GMT
Victor's clue has a superfluous "to" at the end.
Jan 29th, 2013 at 23:06 GMT
I must apologize for my earlier comment. After reading all the other comments I undertand the ALPHA vs ALFA. It makes perfect sense. Again great quiz.
Jan 29th, 2013 at 23:07 GMT
I was just looking at this on TV Tropes yesterday....this is exciting!
Jan 30th, 2013 at 00:02 GMT
Hmmm...URL. Could R stand for Romeo? No way. L stand for Lima? No way. Must be Uniform.
Jan 30th, 2013 at 00:17 GMT
Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Romeo and Juliet, and Yankee Doodle Dandy didn't win Best Picture? I know Sweet November and Delta Force HAD to win...right?
Jan 30th, 2013 at 00:53 GMT
I just love that the clue for Lima had to be about the American television show Glee that most people on Earth don't watch and couldn't be about the much better know Capital of Peru.
Jan 30th, 2013 at 01:24 GMT
Foxtrot vs. Tango really messed me up.
Jan 30th, 2013 at 03:38 GMT
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - lol!
Jan 30th, 2013 at 07:26 GMT
I agree with RonB: You could have given us a better clue for "Zulu" — like the indigenous African tribe itself, or as part of Bruce Dickinson's "Zulu Lulu" song. An awesome quiz, though. My new favorite.
Jan 30th, 2013 at 07:39 GMT
I feel like using two different questions for Alfa Romeo is lazy. "Alfa", sure, that's rare enough (I got it from crosswordese), but surely there were better choices for "Romeo".
Jan 30th, 2013 at 10:54 GMT
You really gotta know your onions to get 100% in this. Good challenge.
Jan 30th, 2013 at 11:49 GMT
Completely US-centric clues. Waste of my time as a Brit.
Jan 30th, 2013 at 15:27 GMT
i know the NATO alphabet, i should not have done so badly on this quiz!
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