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Old 05-23-2020, 02:55 PM
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Antidepressants or Tolkien?


A fun thing:

https://antidepressantsortolkien.now.sh

It's a quiz asking whether the given word is an antidepressant or a character from Tolkien. Can be tricky!
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Old 05-23-2020, 03:23 PM
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16/24 but i recognized some of the antidepressants from TV ads and some Tolkien names from Doper user names.
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Old 05-23-2020, 03:41 PM
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Sheesh. Only 13 of 24.
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Old 05-23-2020, 03:51 PM
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23 out of 24!

Bow to my mighty geekdom!
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Old 05-23-2020, 03:52 PM
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It is kind of surprising how many drugs have Elvish-sounding names.
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Old 05-23-2020, 04:06 PM
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I got 15/24, but I mostly guessed. I counted three Tolkien characters that I could identify (Bilbo, which was a dead giveaway, Elendil, because of our own honorable Elendil's Heir, and a third one I don't remember). I knew none of the antidepressants, though I've taken a few different ones in my life.
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I'm embarrassed I got only 16/24. And I've even read the appendixes to LOTR (although not recently.) (I thought it was a bit of a cheat that they used at least one antidepressant with an accent mark!)
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I got 20 of 24. Finarfin made me laugh out loud! It sounds more like a drug than most real drugs.
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Bored of the Rings adds to the difficulty by bridging the categories of Tolkien and science-y brand names.
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Old 05-23-2020, 09:11 PM
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21 of 24 correct. Gotta go, time for my dose of denethor.
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Old 05-23-2020, 09:20 PM
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It is kind of surprising how many drugs have Elvish-sounding names.
Well, Elvish took lotsha drugs.
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The one person I think could ace this is Qadgop.
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Old 05-23-2020, 09:54 PM
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23 out of 24!
Me too. And now I am feeling pretty damn lucky, not so much for getting a high score but rather for never having had to acquire any significant familiarity with names of antidepressants.
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Too depressed to click.
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21 of 24!
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17. That is far more difficult than I would have ever believed.
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12/24

And I've only read the trilogy once (The Hobbit several times), and find the movies great to fall asleep to.
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19 right.
I'm not at all into Elvishness or drug brand names.
I mostly guessed.
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Well, Elvish took lotsha drugs.
This gave me an enormous case of the giggles.
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22 out of 24. I mistook one character for a drug, and one vice-versa.
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I got 21 out of 24. I guess I know how to seek treatment, in case of too much Turambar.
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Aced it. Thanks to the fact that I prescribe psychiatric medications regularly and I am far, far too obsessed with JRRT minutia.
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I kinda knew you'd ace it Q.
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21 of 24. I was misled on one where they added an accent to a vowel in a drug name. I didn't recognize it as a Tolkien name, but I figured no antidepressant would have an accent and its name.
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18 of 24.

One assumption I made turned out to be wrong.

SPOILER:
If it has an accent, it's a Tolkien character!


ETA: I guess no need for a spoiler after all!
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Yup, that one caught me out, too.
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21 of 24 but, I'm proud to say I didn't fall into the diacritical trap.
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Old 05-24-2020, 02:03 PM
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I'm embarrassed I got only 16/24. And I've even read the appendixes to LOTR (although not recently.) (I thought it was a bit of a cheat that they used at least one antidepressant with an accent mark!)
Same score. Same comment. Same quibble.
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18 out of 24, with a lot of luck.

Maybe Teleporno should have been on the list too.
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That doesn't sound like an antidepressant, though.
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Old 05-25-2020, 12:30 PM
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Oh, I've known some people to find it pretty cheering.
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Old 05-25-2020, 12:33 PM
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Thirteen out of 24. I was certain of one in each category and pretty sure about another...three I think overall, so my guessing percentage was pretty lousy.
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Anybody here ever try Midichlorian?
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Old 05-25-2020, 07:11 PM
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Aced it. Thanks to the fact that I prescribe psychiatric medications regularly and I am far, far too obsessed with JRRT minutia.
Have you ever prescribed Tolkien to a patient?

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Have you ever prescribed Tolkien to a patient?
I avoid recommending or prescribing escapism for my patients.
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Escapism probably would help them be less depressed, though!
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16/24 but i recognized some of the antidepressants from TV ads and some Tolkien names from Doper user names.
I also got 16 out of 24. The drug names I missed were drugs that were never marketed in the U.S., or haven't been used for many years.

(And sildenafil isn't really an antidepressant, although if it's effective, it could certainly improve one's quality of life. It's better known as Viagra.)
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Old 05-25-2020, 11:57 PM
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I got 17. I've never seen or read LotR. I knew some of the meds and usernames, and the rest were fortunate guesses.
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I've read LOTR many times, I know a lot of old anti-depressants -- and I still guessed the whole thing (12/24) apart from Bilbo. It's the way I read: I read sentence meaning, and don't notice the words. I don't have to know the names of the characters, I certainly don't have to pronounce them, which is just as well, because my mind doesn't work that way (which is a bit of a problem when dealing with neighbours, housemates, or distant relatives).
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23/24. I got Nardil and Narsil mixed up.
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Bored of the Rings adds to the difficulty by bridging the categories of Tolkien and science-y brand names.
Only 15 out of 24! I think I need some of Tim Benzedrine's stash right now. Hash! Boo! Valvoline!
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23 out of 24. Basically I clicked on whatever Tolkien names I recognized, the others I figured were drugs. I wonder who names those things.
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15/24, and I literally finished reading LOTR the day before I took it.
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21/24. Huge Tolkien nerd, though apparently not so good on obscure Gondorian/Numernorian kings. (And I stared at "Nardil" for like thirty seconds before shrugging and taking a random guess).
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22 out of 24. I mistook one character for a drug, and one vice-versa.
Me, too, on both counts. Fun quiz!
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23 out of 24!

Bow to my mighty geekdom!

Also 23 out of 24! Kiss my delicate elven foot!



Let me guess - did the last one get you too?
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23 out of 24!

Bow to my mighty geekdom!
um, was that identifying tolkein or drugs? <giggle>
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There was one drug that I thought was a Numenorean. But it wasn't the one with the diacritic. (Although that one almost fooled me.)
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