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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5680 on: July 17, 2018, 01:10:59 PM »
87% 3:09, 100% would take a few more attempts ...

This one is good too! https://www.sporcle.com/games/g/world

73% 2:39

Africa f's me every time. Northern Africa I got, but those southern ones, that aren't SA haha, always get me.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5681 on: July 17, 2018, 01:12:18 PM »
https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3069

This is fun, change the drop down menu under the map to "Place the labels" then see how long it takes you to get to 100%
Let's see how good we all are shall we  ;D

I was doing great until I had to start filling in the non-Arab African countries. Oof.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5682 on: July 17, 2018, 01:33:16 PM »
https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3069

This is fun, change the drop down menu under the map to "Place the labels" then see how long it takes you to get to 100%
Let's see how good we all are shall we  ;D

I got 39% in 15 minutes lol When it came to Africa I was absolutely clueless
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5683 on: July 17, 2018, 01:34:48 PM »

This one is good too! https://www.sporcle.com/games/g/world

130/197  :cry:

Africa tripped me up again, along with all those tiny island nations in the Pacific and the Caribbean.

These two quizzes really have emphasized the Africa-sized hole in my knowledge. I ought to do something about that.

A couple months ago I started trying to teach myself Swahili, because I thought it'd be interesting to learn an African language (and incidentally the only reason I knew where Kenya and Tanzania were in that first quiz  :laugh:), but my studies kinda petered out in favor of the Japanese I've been trying to work on. I can only motivate myself to do so much, and in the absence of an actual teacher, I couldn't stick with both.

I'd still like to learn it or another African language one of these days, though. Any of you Saffas want to teach me some Xhosa?  :wink:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5684 on: July 17, 2018, 01:54:33 PM »
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5685 on: July 17, 2018, 01:56:24 PM »

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5686 on: July 17, 2018, 01:58:39 PM »
130/197  :cry:

147!  :lipsrsealed:

Well my dad can beat up your dad.

No way. My dad is a maintenance man at a rural high school, he's fixing shit and carrying shit ALL DAY. He's as strong as on ox.

I'll bet you were named after your dad.......... Tim-id. hahahahaha
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5687 on: July 17, 2018, 02:13:46 PM »
Africa tripped me up again, along with all those tiny island nations in the Pacific and the Caribbean.

Africa is the biggest country in the world.  That's as much as I know.

Actually, Africa isn't a country. It's a continent.

(I know you were being sarcastic, but someone was going to come in and unironically correct you.)

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5688 on: July 17, 2018, 02:15:29 PM »
130/197  :cry:

147!  :lipsrsealed:

Well my dad can beat up your dad.

No way. My dad is a maintenance man at a rural high school, he's fixing shit and carrying shit ALL DAY. He's as strong as on ox.

I'll bet you were named after your dad.......... Tim-id. hahahahaha

Janitor vs ex-military. Should be entertaining. How we going to set this up?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5689 on: July 17, 2018, 02:21:04 PM »
130/197  :cry:

147!  :lipsrsealed:

Well my dad can beat up your dad.

No way. My dad is a maintenance man at a rural high school, he's fixing shit and carrying shit ALL DAY. He's as strong as on ox.

I'll bet you were named after your dad.......... Tim-id. hahahahaha

Janitor vs ex-military. Should be entertaining. How we going to set this up?

My dad's people will contact your dad's CO.

*proceeds to put dad in witness protection program*
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5690 on: July 17, 2018, 02:24:55 PM »
Started that test but binned it after a couples mins when I kept getting the spellings wrong. Sorry guys.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5691 on: July 17, 2018, 02:35:02 PM »
I've done that quiz so many times that Kyrgyzstan is all muscle memory now, couldn't spell it for the life of me without a keyboard  :sad:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5692 on: July 18, 2018, 02:05:56 PM »
Like others I lost a lot of points in central Africa.  I graduated high school in the states (from Canada) and I remember I had to learn all the states and their capitals.  I got perfect on the final exam.  Tried again today and it took me three times to get just the states.  Not sure how many capitals I could come up with.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5693 on: July 18, 2018, 02:16:36 PM »
Like others I lost a lot of points in central Africa.  I graduated high school in the states (from Canada) and I remember I had to learn all the states and their capitals.  I got perfect on the final exam.  Tried again today and it took me three times to get just the states.  Not sure how many capitals I could come up with.

https://www.sporcle.com/games/Matt/find_the_states

43/50. Not bad for a Canucklehead.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5694 on: July 18, 2018, 02:19:22 PM »
Like others I lost a lot of points in central Africa.  I graduated high school in the states (from Canada) and I remember I had to learn all the states and their capitals.  I got perfect on the final exam.  Tried again today and it took me three times to get just the states.  Not sure how many capitals I could come up with.

https://www.sporcle.com/games/Matt/find_the_states

43/50. Not bad for a Canucklehead.

Which 7 remained? EDIT: Oops, I assumed it was just naming. 43/50 is probably better than I could do.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5695 on: July 18, 2018, 02:24:01 PM »
Like others I lost a lot of points in central Africa.  I graduated high school in the states (from Canada) and I remember I had to learn all the states and their capitals.  I got perfect on the final exam.  Tried again today and it took me three times to get just the states.  Not sure how many capitals I could come up with.

https://www.sporcle.com/games/Matt/find_the_states

43/50. Not bad for a Canucklehead.

Which 7 remained? EDIT: Oops, I assumed it was just naming. 43/50 is probably better than I could do.

I can name them all, even Delaware. Just Arkansas and some of the south mess me up, location wise.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5696 on: July 19, 2018, 07:48:29 AM »
Just wanna give a shout out to some of the hagwon foreign teachers in my hood ~ this year's crop of essays for our middle school students' english-ee writing contest were fantastic! Keep up the good work!


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5697 on: July 19, 2018, 07:56:52 AM »
Just wanna give a shout out to some of the hagwon foreign teachers in my hood ~ this year's crop of essays for our middle school students' english-ee writing contest were fantastic! Keep up the good work!



^^^ the Kia Motors sponsorship makes this so much more relevant.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5698 on: July 19, 2018, 08:20:57 AM »
Just wanna give a shout out to some of the hagwon foreign teachers in my hood ~ this year's crop of essays for our middle school students' english-ee writing contest were fantastic! Keep up the good work!



Haha absolutely the unsung heroes of teaching in Korea.  Running around like headless chickens teaching god knows how many classes a day while we all whine and complain all day on Waygook about our cushy public school jobs.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5699 on: July 19, 2018, 02:07:57 PM »
When I asked my students to name a Korean product with 7 letters, several of them answered Adidas.

English issues aside, it was weird that more than just one of them answered this way. And I do remember reading on here, someone saying that "Koreans think they're the original creators of everything."

I don't think that's the case for these kids, but at the same time I find it strange. :undecided:
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