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Lost in Translation Quiz

Sometimes translation from one language into another can be strange. Even US English into UK English can be tricky. 8 Questions.

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What is "Noddy", in the children's books by Enid Blyton, called in France?

  • Noddie
  • Peu Peu
  • Nidnod
  • Oui Oui

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In the children's programme "The Magic Roundabout", originally recorded in French, what was the character who was Dougal in English called?

  • Chien Chien
  • Pollux
  • Pierrot
  • Hou Hou

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In America they call them "scallions". What are they called in UK English?

  • Spring Onions
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Jerusalem Artichokes
  • Gherkins

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In Britain we call it "Munich" but what do the Germans themselves call their town?

  • Muncer
  • Munstein
  • Munchen
  • Muniken

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In British schools the breaks between lessons are usually called "breaktime" but is the equivalent in American schools?

  • Recess
  • Cessation
  • Downtime
  • Vacation

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When President Kennedy famously told the people of Berlin in Germany "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner) they laughed.What is a "berliner" in Germany?

  • A German Hot Dog
  • A German Doughnut
  • A German style Hamburger
  • A German Hat

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The name of which variety of Italian Pasta translates as "little worms"?

  • Rigattoni
  • Fusilli
  • Macaroni
  • Vermicelli

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In France if you ordered "creme Anglais", in a restaurant, what would you be served?

  • Creamed Rice
  • Semolina Pudding
  • Custard
  • Clotted Cream