What Else Would You Call It? by StahlhutJ

Champion(s):

LuskT
Giggity.


Runner(s)-Up:

gregariouschinchilla
Rufio! Rufio! Rufioooooooo!

ShapiroA


Quiz Description

All questions are related to some entity that is or has been known under more than one name. It was inspired some months ago by a then-timely example of the theme, but none of the questions below refer to Alaskan mountains or long-deceased U.S. presidents from Ohio.

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Questions:

Originally specific to the North Island, this is now the most commonly used Maori name for the whole of New Zealand.

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AOTEAROA

This is the Finnish name for Finland, though it may have roots in the Baltic languages.

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SUOMI

Outside the U.S., this English common name is sometimes given to crane flies, but for most Americans, it's an alternate name for harvestmen (non-spider arachnids in the order Opiliones).

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DADDY LONG LEGS

If you're being treated for depression, your doctor might prescribe bupropion under the brand name of Wellbutrin. If your doctor prescribes exactly the same drug under the brand name Zyban, what is the much more likely purpose of your medical treatment?

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SMOKING CESSATION

This iconic monolith, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in central Australia, is officially known by both its historic Pitjantjatjara name and the name given to it by English-speaking explorers. What are BOTH names?

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ULURU, AYERS ROCK

This is what we used to call the singer of "Jack and Diane" and "R.O.C.K. in the USA" until he ditched his label-imposed stage name around 1990.

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John(ny) COUGAR Mellencamp

We usually call them "tamarack" in the U.S., but what other common name for these deciduous conifers was repeated ad nauseam during the Monty Python's Flying Circus episode , "How To Recognise Different Trees From Quite a Long Way Away"?

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LARCH

This alternate common name for the water moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorus), is descriptive of the body part that you'd least want to see close up.

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COTTONMOUTH

This is the original name of the company subsequently called "Xe", "Academi", and "Constellis", whose founder Erik Prince once famously stated "We are trying to do for the national security apparatus what FedEx did for the Postal Service"

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BLACKWATER USA

It's the strangely gloomy North American common name for the purplish-brown butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa) that is known in England by the more cheerful name of Camberwell Beauty.

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MOURNING CLOAK

This Ada, Michigan-based company, which briefly sold some of its products under the Quixtar brand, now focuses its direct-sales efforts under its much better-known name.

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AMWAY

This is the nickname of the unconventional Hughes H-4 Hercules, whose prototype flew only once, in 1947.

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SPRUCE GOOSE