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WORD ORIGINS

Now meaning anything overused, this word originally referred to the London borough in which the most common riding horses were bred in the 14th Century.
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BrigadierSolo13 wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:16 pm WORD ORIGINS

Now meaning anything overused, this word originally referred to the London borough in which the most common riding horses were bred in the 14th Century.
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Did not know this fact but there was enough in the clue to get me to the right place. This is the kind of FJ that I'd get on some days and miss on others. Just depends on where the mind is wandering that day.
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TV CHARACTERS

Jürgen Klopp and Kansas teacher Donnie Campbell have been credited as inspirations for this character first featured in a 2013 promotional skit.
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MEMES

Cheers for this race car driver have become popular after reporter Kelli Stavast misheard Joe Biden vulgarities as cheers for him.
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NFL TEAMS

As its name would suggest, this is the only NFL squad that is the most supported team in every county in at least three states, according to a study by SeatGeek.
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Category: Fast Food

In 2012, having not sold even one hamburger after being in this country for 16 years, McDonald's announced it was opening its first all-vegetarian restaurant.
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triviawayne wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:13 pm having not sold even one hamburger after being in this country for 16 years
What's the story behind this? Did they never offer hamburgers on the menu? In any country with American tourists, there are bound to be American McDonald's customers who will order hamburgers either out of curiosity ("I wonder if it's any different!") or queasiness with unfamiliar local food.
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Robert K S wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:12 pm
triviawayne wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:13 pm having not sold even one hamburger after being in this country for 16 years
What's the story behind this? Did they never offer hamburgers on the menu? In any country with American tourists, there are bound to be American McDonald's customers who will order hamburgers either out of curiosity ("I wonder if it's any different!") or queasiness with unfamiliar local food.
They've never had beef on the menu, so you couldn't order a 'hamburger' in the traditional sense. There's chicken, paneer, veggie, but no beef.
I like it, but it does rely on the 'beef = hamburger' association too much to be a strong pin.
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Volante wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:28 pm
Robert K S wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:12 pm
triviawayne wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:13 pm having not sold even one hamburger after being in this country for 16 years
What's the story behind this? Did they never offer hamburgers on the menu? In any country with American tourists, there are bound to be American McDonald's customers who will order hamburgers either out of curiosity ("I wonder if it's any different!") or queasiness with unfamiliar local food.
They've never had beef on the menu, so you couldn't order a 'hamburger' in the traditional sense. There's chicken, paneer, veggie, but no beef.
I like it, but it does rely on the 'beef = hamburger' association too much to be a strong pin.
What if I changed it to “signature hamburger”?

WTA: I just looked at the menu, “hamburger” is not on there, but “burger” is.
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triviawayne wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:47 pm
Volante wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:28 pm
Robert K S wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:12 pm
triviawayne wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:13 pm having not sold even one hamburger after being in this country for 16 years
What's the story behind this? Did they never offer hamburgers on the menu? In any country with American tourists, there are bound to be American McDonald's customers who will order hamburgers either out of curiosity ("I wonder if it's any different!") or queasiness with unfamiliar local food.
They've never had beef on the menu, so you couldn't order a 'hamburger' in the traditional sense. There's chicken, paneer, veggie, but no beef.
I like it, but it does rely on the 'beef = hamburger' association too much to be a strong pin.
What if I changed it to “signature hamburger”?

WTA: I just looked at the menu, “hamburger” is not on there, but “burger” is.
I'm sure there's something. I was thinking 'Big Mac' or 'Quarter Pounder' but those, weirdly, are even weaker, given translations. (Quarter pounder, especially, would suffer from Pulp Fiction misdirection)

Somehow it comes down to pinning in to 'beef' but without explicitly saying 'beef' (because we can't make it -that- easy)
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Volante wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:12 pm
triviawayne wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:47 pm
Volante wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:28 pm
Robert K S wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:12 pm
triviawayne wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:13 pm having not sold even one hamburger after being in this country for 16 years
What's the story behind this? Did they never offer hamburgers on the menu? In any country with American tourists, there are bound to be American McDonald's customers who will order hamburgers either out of curiosity ("I wonder if it's any different!") or queasiness with unfamiliar local food.
They've never had beef on the menu, so you couldn't order a 'hamburger' in the traditional sense. There's chicken, paneer, veggie, but no beef.
I like it, but it does rely on the 'beef = hamburger' association too much to be a strong pin.
What if I changed it to “signature hamburger”?

WTA: I just looked at the menu, “hamburger” is not on there, but “burger” is.
I'm sure there's something. I was thinking 'Big Mac' or 'Quarter Pounder' but those, weirdly, are even weaker, given translations. (Quarter pounder, especially, would suffer from Pulp Fiction misdirection)

Somehow it comes down to pinning in to 'beef' but without explicitly saying 'beef' (because we can't make it -that- easy)
I think it’s fine as is, but I guess we’ll see what others think. I thought the lack of that on the menu was well known, but maybe not.
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triviawayne wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:26 pm I think it’s fine as is, but I guess we’ll see what others think. I thought the lack of that on the menu was well known, but maybe not.
I thought it was well known, too. It's not like you can go and chop up a cow over there. You'd have your restaurant burned down.
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VEGETABLES

In the US, this vegetable is most commonly available in a color chosen by 17th-century farmers as a tribute to a leading Ducth revolutionary
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mas3cf wrote: Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:11 pm VEGETABLES

In the US, this vegetable is most commonly available in a color chosen by 17th-century farmers as a tribute to a leading Ducth revolutionary
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I think you have to attribute that story to lore...
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ISLANDS

Features of this island include Grotta Rossa, Grotta Bianca, and Grotta Verde.
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CONTINENTS

Of the 24 countries in the world with coastline on two or more oceans, 10 are located on this continent
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mas3cf wrote: Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:48 am CONTINENTS

Of the 24 countries in the world with coastline on two or more oceans, 10 are located on this continent
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What is North America?
How I got this one wrong:
Because I'm an idiot
I thought, well, Central America definitely has several. And then if you add Colombia and Chile, that might be enough, so... What is South America? Boom. Final answer.
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opusthepenguin wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:18 pm
mas3cf wrote: Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:48 am CONTINENTS

Of the 24 countries in the world with coastline on two or more oceans, 10 are located on this continent
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What is North America?
How I got this one wrong:
Because I'm an idiot
I thought, well, Central America definitely has several. And then if you add Colombia and Chile, that might be enough, so... What is South America? Boom. Final answer.
Is this true? I only count 8. Which am I missing?
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davey wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:29 pm
opusthepenguin wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:18 pm
mas3cf wrote: Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:48 am CONTINENTS

Of the 24 countries in the world with coastline on two or more oceans, 10 are located on this continent
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What is North America?
How I got this one wrong:
Because I'm an idiot
I thought, well, Central America definitely has several. And then if you add Colombia and Chile, that might be enough, so... What is South America? Boom. Final answer.
Is this true? I only count 8. Which am I missing?
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The United States and Canada.

Seriously, I agree. There are only 8. Some might claim enough wiggle room in the clue to allow for Denmark via Greenland. Even conceding that (which I don't) we're still one shy.
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davey wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:29 pm
opusthepenguin wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:18 pm
mas3cf wrote: Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:48 am CONTINENTS

Of the 24 countries in the world with coastline on two or more oceans, 10 are located on this continent
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What is North America?
How I got this one wrong:
Because I'm an idiot
I thought, well, Central America definitely has several. And then if you add Colombia and Chile, that might be enough, so... What is South America? Boom. Final answer.
Is this true? I only count 8. Which am I missing?
I get 9:
US -- Atl, Pac, Arc
Canada -- Atl, Pac, Arc
Mexico -- Atl, Pac
Greenland (Denmark) -- Atl, Arc
Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua -- Atl, Pac

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c ... ore_oceans
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