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TD 203: Piense diferente!

Post by barandall800 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:18 pm

Bienvenidos a TD 203, Piense diferente! Este será un juego muy divertido...

Oh wait. Time for English. Anywho...welcome to the 203rd edition of Think Different. It's been quite a while since I hosted a game (nearly 3 years), due to my being in Peru for 2 years (among other things), and now that I'm back, I'm honoring my love of Latin American culture (made stronger by my time in Peru) with a Latin America-themed TD.

Las pautas (nothing particularly different from past TDs):
1. The object of the game, as always, is to come up with the least popular answer for each question.
2. The winner, thus, is the player with the lowest combined score for all questions.
3. You score one point for each person (including you) who gave the same answer for the question.
4. And you all probably know this already. So, for this game, there will be two bonuses you may use: the traditional DROP, and another previously-seen feature, the WILD CARD. Except, since this game is Spanglish, they will here be called OMITIR and COMODÍN. You may use OMITIR on one question, any question, instead of giving an answer. You will receive 0 points for that question. COMODÍN can also be used once during the game. This option will give you the amount of points of the number of people that chose that option for that question (it functions much like a regular answer). You are not required to use OMITIR nor COMODÍN. If you choose not to use your OMITIR, you will receive a 5-point deduction from your total score.
5. Incorrect answers will be scored as the amount of points for the sheep answer (the most popular answer) plus a 5-point penalty.
6. As always, no cheating...that means no intentional outside research. Just use your brain. (Su cerebro, pues.)
7. As a TD host I tend to lean towards leniency in spelling and rulings in general, though I advise you to try to be as precise as possible. (I’d also like to avoid any ugly arguments about rulings and whatnot, so good sportsmanship is the best approach. If I do make an error as your humble host, I’ll make my best attempt to favor you, the players.)
8. Entries must be sent via PM (NOT posted in this thread) to me. The deadline for entries is Sunday, August 10, at 9:00 PM Arizona time. I will try to start scoring pretty soon after this deadline…once I start scoring the first question, no further entries will be accepted.
9. Ties will be broken by submission order.
10. Clarifications will be posted below. Feel free to ask any other questions in the game thread. If it’s a question that would spoil any particular answers, send me a PM instead, and I will make any necessary information known to the other players.
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The questions

Post by barandall800 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:18 pm

Ahora, que empiecen los juegos! (Let the games begin.)

Las preguntas (parentheses are for the number of possible answers)…
1. Name one of the numbers 1 through 10 in Spanish. (10)
2. Name one of the top 15 South American cities by population. (14*)
3. Name a Nobel Prize in Literature laureate from a Latin American country, or the year in which one of them was awarded the Prize. (12)
4. Name the English translation for one of the following Spanish infinitives: Hablar, comer, caminar, correr, cantar, romper, saltar, comprar, beber, contestar. (10)
5. Name one of the 15 artists with the most number-one hits on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. (15)
6. Name a Latin American country that qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (9)
7. Name a month of the year in Spanish. (12)
8. Name an official currency used in a South American country (excluding Guyana and French Guiana). (11)
9. Name the English title of one of the following 12 movies (whose titles are translated into Spanish) that were the most-guessed on the Sporcle quiz “Movie titles in Español”: El silencio de los corderos; El bueno, el feo, y el malo; El graduado; Regreso al futuro; El hombre elefante; Salvar al soldado Ryan; La milla verde; Malditos bastardos; El rey león; Psicosis; Cómo entrenar a tu dragón; El sexto sentido. (12)
10. Name the current president of a South American country (excluding Guyana, French Guiana, and Suriname). (10)

(*Due to an error in my checking of the list, I accidentally spoiled an answer in a clarification previously posted below, and thus that answer, Cali, Colombia, has been thrown out.)

BONUS QUESTION: Name a city 2-20 on the list of top 20 cities in Peru by population. There is no penalty for an incorrect guess. You may give up to 5 cities. You will receive 1 point off of your total score for each correct answer, up to a maximum 5-point deduction.
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Entrants & Clarifications

Post by barandall800 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:18 pm

List of entrants:
1. MarkBarrett
2. Cat Hat
3. sarah0114
4. CheezeWhiz
5. Leander
6. DCrawshawJr
7. psgola
8. Peggles
9. ElendilPickle
10. CoachP
11. A drop of golden sun
12. JoshuaRQI
13. Binky
14. Mathew5000
15. WooWho?
16. lisa0012
17. nightreign
18. gamawire
19. dott888
20. clprez
21. dhkendall
22. Tpmorrison
23. Woof
24. mennoknight
25. Noon
26. Vanya
27. Benkins
28. Bamaman
29. Caboom
30. Peachbox
31. Lilac
32. TheyCallMeMrKid
33. geolawyerman
34. BobF
35. tjconn728
36. goforthetie
37. whatisbishkek
38. Bristle
39. dnbguy
40. Tigershark
41. jepkid97
42. econgator
43. Magna
44. ihavejeprosy

Current number of entrants: 44

Clarifications (please read!)
Question 2: The 16th place city is Curitiba, Brazil, with a population of 1,797,408.
Questions 3 & 6: Latin America here is defined as predominantly Spanish-speaking sovereign states of South and North America.
Question 4: You must give the verb you are translating with your answer. (Example: "4. Besar, to kiss.")
Question 5: The Hot Latin Songs chart began in 1986.
Question 8: If a currency has the same general name as the currency of another country, I will ask you to be more specific in your submission and specify which country the currency pertains to. Such answers will be counted separately for the purpose of scoring. (Example: If France and Wales both used a currency called a sickle, a French sickle would be counted as distinct from a Welsh sickle. An answer of simply "sickle" would require a BMS and would not be accepted on its own as a correct answer.) Essentially, the more specific you are, the better.
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Re: TD 203: Piense diferente!

Post by Magna » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:49 pm

Could you give your definition of "Latin American"?

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Re: TD 203: Piense diferente!

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:00 pm

J'ai fini to try to help myself with a possible tiebreaker.

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Re: TD 203: Piense diferente!

Post by barandall800 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:06 pm

Magna wrote:Could you give your definition of "Latin American"?
In the clarifications, I put the understandably vague "predominantly Spanish-speaking sovereign states of North and South America." Would it be too much if I put the countries? I wouldn't mind doing that, if nobody feels it's too much of a gimme.

(I mean for Question 3. For question 6...I can tell you that it's all CONCACAF countries that made it except for the US, and all the CONMEBOL countries that made it. Spain is excluded.)

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Re: TD 203: Piense diferente!

Post by Magna » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:12 pm

barandall800 wrote:In the clarifications, I put the understandably vague "predominantly Spanish-speaking sovereign states of North and South America." Would it be too much if I put the countries? I wouldn't mind doing that, if nobody feels it's too much of a gimme.
That's probably enough. Glad I asked, though - I would have thought it would include any sovereign state in the Americas whose predominant language derives from Latin.

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Re: TD 203: Piense diferente!

Post by barandall800 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:09 am

OK, the first snag has been hit...I didn't check the top 15 list well on Question 2 and the top 15 list is slightly different than I originally intended. The change does not affect any currently submitted entries, but the problem is that I inadvertently spoiled a response in the clarifications (that spoiler has since been removed). I think the best course of action would be to throw out the spoilered answer...what do y'all think?

OK, executive decision...the spoilered answer, Cali, Colombia, will be thrown out. The other 14 cities on the list will stay in place. Like I said, no current entries have been affected, but I will be changing the clarification to reflect the actual 16th place city, and if you would like to resubmit your response to the question based on that information, you may. Sorry about the mistake.

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Re: TD 203: Piense diferente!

Post by Lilac » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:33 am

Lumosityfan, could you please delete your post containing your answers? Please send your entry in a PM to barandall800.

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Re: TD 203: Piense diferente!

Post by barandall800 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:28 pm

A little midweek bump. We've already got 25 entries, but there's still some singletons up for grabs. 3 days left to enter!

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Sábado Gigante!

Post by barandall800 » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:57 am

Saturday morning bump! We have 32 entrants so far...a fine turnout, but there's still room for more! 36 hours to go, and there's still some singletons up for grabs!

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Re: TD 203: Piense diferente!

Post by barandall800 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:00 pm

One final bump, with 10 hours to go. Thanks to all 39 of you who have entered so far! And if you haven't yet...there's still time! It's still anybody's game.

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Re: TD 203: Piense diferente!

Post by barandall800 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:03 am

And, that's the deadline! We've got 44 players. Reveal to begin en un ratito. (No, I'm not saying "in a rat." :))

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Question 1: Contemos a diez!

Post by barandall800 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:19 am

1. Name one of the numbers 1 through 10 in Spanish.

This one started off normally enough, with no incorrects, only one OMITIR (drop), and no COMODIN options used either. One or two of you commented that this question was a bit of a softball, and thus it was probably hard to predict what would sheep. To be honest, I'm not sure why the sheep was what it was. Perhaps any of you could enlighten us? :)

Nueve (nine) [11 points]
psgola
Peggles
CoachP
Binky
WooWho?
dhkendall
Vanya
TheyCallMeMrKid
Tigershark
jepkid97
Magna

Seis (six) [5 points]
A drop of golden sun
clprez
mennoknight
tjconn728
dnbguy

Siete (seven) [5 points]
MarkBarrett
Cat Hat
ElendilPickle
Peachbox
econgator

Ocho (eight) [5 points]
CheezeWhiz
Leander
dott888
Caboom
goforthetie

Diez (ten) [5 points]
JoshuaRQI
Bamaman
Lilac
whatisbishkek
ihavejeprosy

Cuatro (four) [4 points, fittingly]
sarah0114
Tpmorrison
Noon
geolawyerman

Uno (one) [3 points]
nightreign
gamawire
Bristle

Cinco (five) [3 points]
DCrawshawJr
Benkins
BobF

Dos (two) [2 points, also fittingly]
Mathew5000
lisa0012

OMITIR [0 points]
Woof

INCORRECT
None! :) (Thank goodness, as that would have been rather costly...)

It's been 3 years since my last TD reveal, and I'm doing it by hand (thought I'd try it out again), so hopefully I didn't leave anyone out. I'll probably crank out Question 2 at the very least tonight. Stay tuned for more scores! :)

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Question 2: Vamos a la ciudad!

Post by barandall800 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:55 am

2. Name one of the top 15 South American cities by population.

This is where things begin to get a bit more interesting. In fact, they got interesting before the reveal even started...I used this as my source, which counts only the population of the city proper. (That might have dinged a few of you...sorry I didn't clarify that fully.) For some reason at first the list was slightly out of order (it didn't arrange them all by population correctly), and I didn't notice until I had already spoiled Cali, which was actually 14th on the list (not 16th) at 2,119,108. Yeah, a big oops on my part. (The good news with the correct list was that the cutoff between 15th and 16th was much more reasonable...a gap of some 400,000 people instead of 10,000.) We had two unused answers here (they're somewhat less well-known ones), and as always with us boardies, a somewhat inexplicable sheep. (Well, I guess it may be a case of Venezuela being in the news a lot lately...) A few of the singletons and doubletons I'm guessing went to World Cup watchers.

Caracas, Venezuela (#7 - 2,950,033) [7 points]
JoshuaRQI
lisa0012
clprez
dhkendall
Bamaman
Peachbox
econgator

Santiago, Chile (#3 - 6,500,000) [5 points]
sarah0114
psgola
Peggles
dott888
Noon

Buenos Aires, Argentina (#6 - 3,776,138) [5 points]
MarkBarrett
Leander
mennoknight
TheyCallMeMrKid
BobF

São Paulo, Brazil (#1 - 10,886,518) [4 points]
nightreign
gamawire
Tpmorrison
Benkins

Brasilia, Brazil (#9 - 2,455,903) [4 points]
A drop of golden sun
Vanya
dnbguy
ihavejeprosy

Lima, Peru (#4 - 6,321,173) [3 points]
Cat Hat
DCrawshawJr
CoachP

Guayaquil, Ecuador (#12 - 2,278,691) [3 points]
Woof
tjconn728
jepkid97

Belo Horizonte, Brazil (#11 - 2,412,937) [2 points]
Binky
whatisbishkek

Bogotá, Colombia (#2 - 6,840,116) [1 point]
Bristle

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (#5 - 6,093,472) [1 point]
Caboom

Salvador, Brazil (#8 - 2,892,625) [1 point]
CheezeWhiz

Fortaleza, Brazil (#10 - 2,431,415) [1 point]
Tigershark

OMITIR
None

Unused correct answers
Medellín, Colombia (#13 - 2,214,494)
Maracaibo, Venezuela (#15 - 2,109,201)

INCORRECT (12 points)
ElendilPickle (Quito - #19 - 1,607,734)
Mathew5000 (Montevideo - #25 - 1,303,182)
WooWho? (Mexico, DF - population of 8,851,080, but it's not in South America)
Lilac (Valencia - #21 - 1,501,023)
geolawyerman (Recife - #20 - 1,533,580)
goforthetie (Porto Alegre - #22 - 1,420,667)
Magna (Recife)

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Re: TD 203: Piense diferente!

Post by barandall800 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:14 am

Scores so far (after 2 questions)
Woof 3
Bristle 4
Caboom 6
CheezeWhiz 6
DCrawshawJr 6
Benkins 7
gamawire 7
nightreign 7
whatisbishkek 7
BobF 8
Cat Hat 8
tjconn728 8
Tpmorrison 8
A drop of golden sun 9
dnbguy 9
ihavejeprosy 9
lisa0012 9
Noon 9
sarah0114 9
dott888 10
Leander 10
MarkBarrett 10
mennoknight 10
Bamaman 12
clprez 12
econgator 12
JoshuaRQI 12
Peachbox 12
Tigershark 12
Binky 13
CoachP 14
jepkid97 14
Mathew5000 14
Vanya 15
geolawyerman 16
Peggles 16
psgola 16
TheyCallMeMrKid 16
ElendilPickle 17
goforthetie 17
Lilac 17
dhkendall 18
Magna 23
WooWho? 23

Woof takes the top spot with a drop and a 3 pointer, with Bristle close behind with a 3 pointer and a singleton. But things are rather close...and the next few questions just may turn everything al revés...stay tuned tomorrow (or today, depending on your time zone) for more reveal.

(And let me know if I missed or messed up anything. Like I said, it's been a while. :))

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Re: Question 2: Vamos a la ciudad!

Post by Caboom » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:05 am

barandall800 wrote:Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (#5 - 6,093,472) [1 point]
Caboom
I do believe that's my first ever singleton. Woohoo! :shock:

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Re: Question 1: Contemos a diez!

Post by jepkid97 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:24 am

barandall800 wrote:To be honest, I'm not sure why the sheep was what it was. Perhaps any of you could enlighten us? :)
I have no idea. I'm sure I'm far from the only one who could have provided all the correct answers on this one, so I consider myself extremely skilled in somehow picking a supersheep (Seriously? More than twice as many responses as the second-most popular response?).

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Re: TD 203: Piense diferente!

Post by Magna » Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:28 pm

Doggone it, dropped Guayaquil in favor of Recife. :(

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Re: TD 203: Piense diferente!

Post by A drop of golden sun » Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:05 pm

In this game it is generally better to choose an answer that you are certain is right, than a slightly more obscure one that might be incorrect and come with a big penalty.

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