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October 9th, 2007
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No, I am not going to tell you how many tries it took

...nor how many I had to look up the first time through...[Okay, it was 3].

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:October 10th, 2007 02:43 am (UTC)
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1:53, first try, no lookups. :-)

-rs

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From:happypete
Date:October 10th, 2007 10:52 am (UTC)

smarty-pants!

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of course, I think you've worked in and//or driven through a lot more of them than I have. :)
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From:tigerbright
Date:October 10th, 2007 02:44 am (UTC)
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One try, 4m 40s - half of which was sitting and trying to remember Ohio and Kentucky.

But then, when I was 10 and couldn't name more than 10 states, Dad bought me a 50 states puzzle and tested me on it regularly, so I have something of an advantage.
From:technoshaman
Date:October 10th, 2007 03:01 am (UTC)
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Two min, 34 seconds, first time through, and they frelling misspelled Hawai'i. One of the few things Hawaiians get wound up about, when they do get wound up, is proper spelling of the language... there is an 'ohana between the final two "i"'s, and it *does* change the pronunciation... it's "Hah-WAH-(glottal stop - little bitty pause)-ee", not "ha-WAI" (with the dipthong)...

Yes, I have a bit of a vested interest in such things. :)
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From:happypete
Date:October 10th, 2007 10:54 am (UTC)

noted.

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I shall endeavor not to mis-spell it, lest there be any hawai'ians around.
From:technoshaman
Date:October 10th, 2007 01:14 pm (UTC)

Re: noted.

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*chuckle* the adjective form doesn't have an 'ohana. :)
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From:happypete
Date:October 10th, 2007 01:14 pm (UTC)

Re: noted.

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argh!
From:technoshaman
Date:October 10th, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC)

Re: noted.

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Where's Joss' zombie icon when you need it, eh? ("grrr, arrrgh!")
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From:gonzy317
Date:October 10th, 2007 02:58 pm (UTC)
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My grandfather was in Pearl Harbor for 3 years before the attack, and then during (USS California) and he spoke Hawaiian... he taught us a bunch when we were little (I wish I remembered more!) but I remember he smacked me across the knuckles when I pronounced it "ha-WAI" the first time... never make THAT mistake again. :)
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From:discipuladc
Date:October 10th, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)
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That's why the teach that damn song in primary schools.
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From:happypete
Date:October 10th, 2007 10:54 am (UTC)

there's a song?

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missed it.
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From:discipuladc
Date:October 10th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)

Re: there's a song?

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These are the full lyrics, but if you know the tune you can do just the state part rather quickly.

Fifty Nifty United States from thirteen original colonies;
Fifty Nifty stars on the flag that billows so beautifully in the breeze.
Each individual state contributes a quality that is great.
Each individual state deserves a bow, We salute them now.

Fifty Nifty United States from thirteen original colonies,
Shout 'em, scout 'em, Tell all about 'em,
One by one,til we've given a name to every state in the USA in the USA in the USA, <- hold out all the A's for 3 beats
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut
Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana
Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine,
Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan.
Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana,
Nebraska, Nevada,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York,
North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio,
Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina,
South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas,
Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

North, South, East, West in our common, objective opinion (Name of home State)
Is the Best of the Fifty Nifty United States from thirteen original colonies
Shout 'em,scout'em, tell all about 'em
One by One, till we've given a name to every state in the good old U....S...A (hold all notes very short)
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From:gonzy317
Date:October 10th, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC)

Re: there's a song?

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Is there a 'well known' tune this goes to? I think it'd be fun to teach to the kids. :)
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From:discipuladc
Date:October 10th, 2007 08:35 pm (UTC)

Re: there's a song?

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http://www.teridanielsbooks.com/FeetAcross.htm

This site has an mp3 you can listen to.
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From:jjhunter
Date:October 10th, 2007 03:39 am (UTC)
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3m 13s - it's much easier than trying to write down all 50 without a visual prompt. I always end up missing 3 or so that way.
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From:happypete
Date:October 10th, 2007 10:55 am (UTC)

nod..

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sometimes I found the visual prompt distracting.

I tried to just hammer out as many as I can by tracing my mental map.
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From:puzzledance
Date:October 10th, 2007 04:20 am (UTC)
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I got 1m 25s on the first try. That's as fast as I could type them. I made a bunch of typos.
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From:happypete
Date:October 10th, 2007 10:56 am (UTC)

boggle!!!

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I can smell your spicy brains [and fast-typing fingers].
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From:gonzy317
Date:October 10th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, my first try was under 3 minutes, but I totally spaced on Hawaii and Alaska. oops. I blame pregnant brain (and poor typing!) I also couldn't remember how to spell Massachusetts... I kept getting that one wrong and it ticked me off. hehe!
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From:eeedge
Date:October 10th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)

I missed New Hampshire the first time around. *sigh*

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From:ianrandalstrock
Date:October 12th, 2007 01:03 am (UTC)
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1m 37s. Where's the difficult?
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