US Geography

wolfgang59
Posers and Puzzles 30 Mar '17 07:26
1. moonbus
Uber-Nerd
07 Apr '17 12:21
I would have guessed AK for three out of four, counting the Aleutian Islands, of course.
2. apathist
looking for loot
07 Apr '17 21:251 edit
Originally posted by wolfgang59
Just under 180deg EAST

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semisopochnoi_Island
But it is still to the west, more so than any other usa state. From the op question, and the way it was stated, you are not winning this bet. I guess now we bar fight?
3. wolfgang59
Infidel
08 Apr '17 02:18
Originally posted by apathist
But it is still to the west, more so than any other usa state. From the op question, and the way it was stated, you are not winning this bet. I guess now we bar fight?
I was asking for " most Eastern" not "furthest East from"

I stand by my answer ... and only FreakyKBH can beat me in a bar fight!
4. wolfgang59
Infidel
08 Apr '17 02:24
What is the connection between Lebanon and Whalley?
5. 08 Apr '17 02:59
Originally posted by apathist
But it is still to the west, more so than any other usa state. From the op question, and the way it was stated, you are not winning this bet. I guess now we bar fight?
WolfGang has a history of stuffing up his puzzles. See
6. HandyAndy
Non sum qualis eram
08 Apr '17 14:54
Originally posted by wolfgang59
I was asking for " most Eastern" not "furthest East from"

I stand by my answer ... and only FreakyKBH can beat me in a bar fight!
"farthest East from"
7. wolfgang59
Infidel
08 Apr '17 20:00
Originally posted by HandyAndy
"farthest East from"
Farthest and furthest are superlative adjectives or adverbs. They are the irregular superlative forms of far. We use them to talk about distance. There is no difference in meaning between them. Furthest is more common than farthest
8. HandyAndy
Non sum qualis eram
09 Apr '17 01:32
Originally posted by wolfgang59
Farthest and furthest are superlative adjectives or adverbs. They are the irregular superlative forms of far. We use them to talk about distance. There is no difference in meaning between them. Furthest is more common than farthest
In the U.S., farther and farthest are more often used to refer to physical distances; further and furthest
more often refer to figurative and nonphysical distances, e.g., "I am the grandson who went furthest in
school and traveled farthest to find a job." Some speakers use the two forms interchangeably, but only
at the risk of weakening the language.

Note: The problem refers to American geography.
9. wolfgang59
Infidel
09 Apr '17 05:27
Originally posted by HandyAndy
In the U.S., farther and farthest are more often used to refer to physical distances; further and furthest
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Note: The problem refers to American geography.
I see.

And now for some French geography!

Quelle est la plus haute montagne en France?
10. HandyAndy
Non sum qualis eram
09 Apr '17 20:15
Originally posted by wolfgang59
I see.

And now for some French geography!

Quelle est la plus haute montagne en France?
Le Mont Blanc est la plus haute montagne de France. Le pic chevauche la frontière
franco-italienne dans la chaîne de montagne des Alpes et a une altitude de 15 781
pieds (4 810 mètres). Le nom «Mont Blanc», qui en français signifie «montagne
blanche», est dû en partie aux 40 galles carrées qui couvrent la montagne.
11. wolfgang59
Infidel
09 Apr '17 22:13
Originally posted by HandyAndy
Le Mont Blanc est la plus haute montagne de France. Le pic chevauche la frontière
franco-italienne dans la chaîne de montagne des Alpes et a une altitude de 15 781
pieds (4 810 mètres). Le nom «Mont Blanc», qui en français signifie «montagne
blanche», est dû en partie aux 40 galles carrées qui couvrent la montagne.
Tres bien. ðŸ˜€