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Wednesday
Jan222014

95: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #19

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We all made quizzes that are a little wackier and more off-the-beaten path this week! Colin hosts a round of "BRAD PITT.....OR LASERS?!" and quizzes us on famous things named after a who, a what, or a where. Dana treats us to some dangerously tasting traditional candy from Sweden while we try to guess the flavor. Karen invites everyone to explore American regional dialects with a vocab test, and Chris came up with questions about strange airline facts while on an airplane.

ALSO: Karen tells the classic tale, "How My Mom Got Punched in the Face."

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Reader Comments (14)

What are the names of the candies?

January 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPhil

Pres. Order of Succession (after VP): House Speaker, Senate Pro Tempore, Secretary of *, Secretary of **, Secretary of ***, etc., based on when each deparment was created, so...

State, Treasury, Defense, Justice (Attorney General), Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, Energy, Education, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security

Personally, I'm all for planning ahead, but heaven help us the day something big enough happens that we're forced to go that far down the list.

January 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFelix Cartwright

Love this episode! Brad Pitt...or lasers should definitely be a continuing quiz! Taste tests are always hilarious too, but booooo no new Chris-created commercial to comfort my conscience! Btw I love my beaver butt pin!

January 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLaggiaSapphire

Could we get the link to that map? I couldn't find it online...

January 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHelene

Hi guys!

I listened to this episode this morning and I just remembered! Those black rubber tennis shoes that you wear for gym class are called plimsolls in the UK! And in South Africa, the general word for sneakers is 'Takkies' :)

Can't wait to hear the next episode and I'm very sad I won't be able to come and meet you guys in Vegas!

Ciao x

January 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd Hesselberg

Thank you so much for the candy segment. I was weeping with laughter listening to you try the salt and pepper ones. Made my night.

January 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

If anyone finds the link to the dialect map quiz please share!

January 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAustin

Thought you'd be interested to know that here in Australia we call the drive through liquor stores bottle - o's and we have them attached to nearly every pub I'm thoroughly shocked that there not so common in the U.S!!

January 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

You can find the original survey and maps (at least I THINK these is the one in the show at http://www4.uwm.edu/FLL/linguistics/dialect/maps.html, and there is an ongoing survey from one of the original authors at http://www.tekstlab.uio.no/cambridge_survey/. :)

January 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEastBayAnt

Good gracious the candy tastings had me in stitches!!!

Recalls a scene in Gravity's Rainbow re: english candy. Easily googled... "the english candy drill". Uncanny.

January 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJerry Singleton

The "angus" bit reminded me of this funny blooper.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QTD7yF-L_E&list=PL7B3F5C5CEE2173A1

January 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGretchen

This episode was pretty solid. I'm glad I'm not the only one who says "gif" with a hard 'g' sound. Sorry creator of gifs, you can't just coop the pronunciation of a famous peanut butter brand. The candy sounded horrid for the most part. I recommend finding chili corn suckers from Mexico if you're interested in more awful candy.

Also, the dialect quizzes always throws me off. I grew up in West Virginia, and we have a mix of Northern, Southern, and Midwestern sayings mixed in with our own colloquial, mountain uniqueness.

January 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoey

I am married to a Finn and they love the candy! My wife would put them in vodka to add a bit of flavor!

We have the drive through beer stores in Ohio, but they are a bit rare.

January 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris

For those interested, the Swedish candy were:

Majsbollar - I'd have to listen to the segment again, but there's no particular brand that comes to mind. "Majsbollar" means "corn balls". Consistency-wise, they're like Maltesers, with a corn-puff encased in chocolate.

Djungelvrål - The name means jungle roar or howl. This is a brand name and the candy is being manufactured by Malaco.

Tyrkisk Peber - Dana's pronunciation, though a bit off, makes me think the name is actually Danish. In Swedish it's Turkisk Peppar. This candy is manufactured by Finnish Fazer and has more Facebook likes than you'd believe.

Bilar - The name is actually plural, so it means "cars". The singular form would be "bil" [car] or "en bil" [a car]. These are manufactured by Ahlgrens and come in many flavours, even salty licorice.

Pronunciation of some of these might be a problem, so for those who are curious, I suggest you paste them into Google Translate and let the synthesized voice read them aloud [after picking the correct language, of course].

January 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMorden

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