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akale
Akale  (Level: 19.2 - Posts: 27)
Sat, 31st Dec '05 11:45 AM

BOTH SIDES OF THE POND

I hear requests all the time to keep questions even on Sploofus regarding the UK and the US. I made a quiz that included both sides and then I got a complaint that the Americans don't know UK questions. I'm American myself. I'm not upset about the email, but I'd just like to get others' thoughts on the subject.

violetblue
Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Sat, 31st Dec '05 11:57 AM

I think it's great to include a wider array of questions for a wider audience. As long as the quiz description or title (or both) lets me know what the content is, I'm happy. It's a little frustrating for me to open a TV Shows quiz and find that all the shows are from BBC, as I am certain it's annoying for a Brit to open a History quiz and find that every question is about US Presidents!



akale
Akale  (Level: 19.2 - Posts: 27)
Sat, 31st Dec '05 12:02 PM

My thoughts exactly Violetblue. That's why I did a quiz with trivia from both sides. My description does mention "both sides of the pond". Thanks

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Justin  
Sat, 31st Dec '05 12:42 PM

As long as the quiz TITLE describes any geographic bias, then I would LOVE to see many more quizzes that are non-USA specific. I would also like to see all USA specific quizzes labeled as such.

akale
Akale  (Level: 19.2 - Posts: 27)
Sat, 31st Dec '05 12:46 PM

Well there is no bias. You'd have to check out my Year 2005 quiz to understand I guess. I even have a question in the quiz on an earthquake that happened in neither country. I can't title the quiz as a US or UK quiz. It's either or neither really.

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Justin  
Sat, 31st Dec '05 12:52 PM

Ahhhh gotcha. Well, in that case, you have done a fine job

akale
Akale  (Level: 19.2 - Posts: 27)
Sat, 31st Dec '05 12:54 PM

Well thank you ever so much.

kimmie7448
Kimmie7448  (Level: 19.9 - Posts: 362)
Sat, 31st Dec '05 1:30 PM

Doesn't bother me in the least...by the way...test yourself on my "Do You Speak English, or AMERICAN" quizzes!



bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sat, 31st Dec '05 6:17 PM

I enjoy doing quizzes that highlight cultural differences and dialects. I have done a few US/UK'uns......and authored 2 US/Oz'uns "American to Australian" and "American to Australian Revisited"

My partner is Alaskan, and we constantly find amusing/bewildering dialect differences!

Cheers, Bev

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 133.8 - Posts: 3777)
Sat, 31st Dec '05 7:02 PM

Is it New Year's in Oz, too??? I can never keep straight how things work south of the equator. Will it be 2006, or 2004 for you down there?

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sun, 1st Jan '06 4:21 PM

Hmmmm......well, walking around on our hands "Down Under" kinda makes it hard for typing a reply Steve. It's hard to keep the blood from flowing to the head too much.

Watching the water going down the plughole to see if it swirls in opposite direction to Northern hemisphere is a rivetting occupation too!

Actually, Oz is always ahead of you guys.....check and see if we did 2006 LAST year?
)
~Bev

greyghost
Greyghost  (Level: 68.4 - Posts: 640)
Sun, 1st Jan '06 10:52 PM

please do the quizes,hhmmmmm,if not mistaken,this is also a learning site,is it not?if i do not learn something each day,then the day has been wasted,.ignore the "rich and famous" on here,lol.
Karen



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