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Worldplay Wednesday, 31 October 2013

Postby SMWinnie » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:25 pm

Two questions about world capitals.

1. What world capital is a homophone for two different letters of the Greek alphabet, put together?
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2. What world capital becomes a traditional food from a nearby country if you remove the first and last letters
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Does "nearby" stretch from Central Europe to Italy?
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Re: Worldplay Wednesday, 31 October 2013

Postby Cannon » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:14 am

350 miles is pretty nearby, right? One country in the middle?
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Re: Worldplay Wednesday, 31 October 2013

Postby Paucle » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:29 pm

henh- anyone who played the SHC at jboard.tv would've gotten that first one immediately. :)
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Re: Worldplay Wednesday, 31 October 2013

Postby e zimmerman » Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:21 am

There's at least one other if you relax the "nearby" requirement. The food is Japanese.
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Re: Worldplay Wednesday, 31 October 2013

Postby Bill » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:24 am

SMWinnie and Cannon seem to be hinting that Ken's original answer was:
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Prague
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Re: Worldplay Wednesday, 31 October 2013

Postby skullturfq » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:41 am

I learned something from this Wordplay Wednesday. I was familiar with the 20th century brand name, but wasn't aware it came from an older word.
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Re: Worldplay Wednesday, 31 October 2013

Postby Cannon » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:06 am

skullturfq wrote:I learned something from this Wordplay Wednesday. I was familiar with the 20th century brand name, but wasn't aware it came from an older word.


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Bolognase is now a popular term for meat sauce, but I believe that the full name is Ragu Alla Bolognase...such that Ragu Alla _________ <---- insert meat here is how it's "all spelled out" so to speak.
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Re: Worldplay Wednesday, 31 October 2013

Postby skullturfq » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:44 am

As pointed out earlier, the answer to question 2 involves two countries that don't border each other, but do have a common neighbor.

There's an alternative jokey answer that's kind of offensive or in bad taste.

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The capital of Egypt is Cairo


Removing the first and last letter gives you a traditional food of
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Ethiopia


Sorry, everybody.
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Re: Worldplay Wednesday, 31 October 2013

Postby Paucle » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:38 pm

but it has the advantage of duplicating the first answer! :lol:
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Re: Worldplay Wednesday, 31 October 2013

Postby Ken Jennings » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:39 pm

Oh, mid-'80s "Ethiopian cooking" jokes. Takes me back!
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Re: Worldplay Wednesday, 31 October 2013

Postby e zimmerman » Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:42 pm

e zimmerman wrote:There's at least one other if you relax the "nearby" requirement. The food is Japanese.


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