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Puzzle ID:#49075
Fun:*** (3)
Difficulty:** (1.81)
Submitted By:GreenApples27*nz*******




Which abbreviation from Group A should be in Group B?





All the words from GROUP B are all Latin abbreviations used commonly in the English language, whereas GROUP A, with the exception of "etc." are all abbreviations from the English language.

a = ante (before)
A.D. = Anno Domini (in the year of the lord, however commonly incorrectly translated as "after death")
c = circa (about)
e.g. = exempli gratia (for example)
i.e. = id est (that is)
etc. = et cetera (and the rest)


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Oct 14, 2011

Great Teaser!
Oct 23, 2011

Have to say, I've not heard "after death" ever! Is this an American thing?
Nov 24, 2011

i thought it was adj
Dec 04, 2011

I thought it was absurd. How many people know things like that? If you have not studied Latin how would you know???
Dec 04, 2011

You don't need to have studied Latin to know what common abbreviations, like those used in this teaser, stand for. It's a teaser to test your knowledge of common abbreviations, and finding what they have in common with each other. Obviously it's not going to be for everyone, but that doesn't mean it's not a valid teaser.
Dec 04, 2011

Jeez, Babe. You came off rather strong there. This was an interesting teaser, even for this Latin challenged lady!
Dec 04, 2011

I've never heard of 'after death' either! Great teaser!
Dec 04, 2011

I thought it was great and quite easy actually. It was GLARINGLY OBVIOUS (to me anyway) that they were all Latin, and no, I have never taken Latin in school (by the time I was in school,, it was no longer offered, This said I have worked in both the medical and legal fields which rely heavily on Latin (though none of those is a common medical or legal term).
Don't worry about those who criticise, some people have little nice to say about the quizzes and teasers they take.
Dec 04, 2011

Well done, GA. Took me a while to figure it out, but after I had my 2nd cup of coffee, it finally hit me. Thanks for taking the time to make the teaser.
Dec 04, 2011

I had to think and observe for a whole minute, but then felt very satisfied exclaiming "etc!" Excellent teaser. (But where'd you get 'after death' from? Who says that? It doesn't even make sense Does it have to be part of the explanation?)
Dec 04, 2011

B.C. stands for "before Christ" and people who don't know that A.D. stands for "Anno Domini" think it means "after death".
This was a good quiz; thanks for posting! Once again, I love the comments as much as the quiz itself!
Dec 04, 2011

after I looked at the hint it was easy. @ Gaylewolf, Anno Domini means in the year of our Lord. Good teaser.
Dec 04, 2011

I don't know why this one just popped into my head right away. Poor doehead missed a new teaser.
Dec 04, 2011

This was an awesome teaser. Thanks for sharing!
Nov 29, 2012

Um, isn't No. an abbreviation from Latin (numero) also? It's certainly not English.
Nov 29, 2012

Oh, and I've never heard it either, but anyone who thinks AD stands for After Death is, quite frankly, an idiot! What do they call the years when Christ was alive, I wonder?
Jan 08, 2013

No. is not from English or Latin but from Italian - numero. English uses a few Italian abbreviations (don't know why), for example N.B. (notta bene - note well).
Jan 08, 2013

From Wikipedia:

"The Oxford English Dictionary derives the numero sign from Latin numero, the ablative form of numerus ("number", with the ablative denotations of: "to the number, by the number, with the number"). "

I think you'll find much of the Italian language has its roots in Latin anyway. Something to do with the Romans living there...
Dec 04, 2014

excellent, fun...a bit easy!

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