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Old 08-16-2014, 12:46 AM   #11
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It was really fun! I too missed 4. Emacity and Knabble and two other silly ones. Several I chose because I knew what they were not.


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Old 08-16-2014, 02:00 AM   #12
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Steve, I meant to say "thanks" before. This was fun. Anytime you find other stuff like this I wouldn't mind if you shared. Hopefully I'll find it again if there is a next time.
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Old 08-16-2014, 02:05 AM   #13
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Old 08-16-2014, 02:18 AM   #14
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I missed a few of the sillier ones, like "knabble" and "jiffle." I don't think I've ever heard anyone use some of those words before.
I gather you have not had horses...they knabble. It has been a long, long time since I've heard anyone use the word jiffle, but when I used to play scrabble with my great aunt, that was one of her favourite words to play. She'd start with if and then add the other letters her next move. And yes, I got 30/30.
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:21 AM   #15
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Here's a fun little quiz for all you aspiring lexicographers. I'll warn you ahead of time, this has a bit of a British bent to it. It's also fairly difficult, although it's possible to guess correctly if you are familiar with word origins. I got 27 out of 30, but quite a few were lucky guesses.

How Many English Words Do You Actually Know?
26/30

As an English english speaker and an experienced teacher of English I am ashamed to say there are a number of those that I have never heard before. ("Jiffle" is unfair as it's a Norfolk (a county of UK) dialogue word according to Google.)

I think I'm, a bit dense. I couldn't find the answers on the site so had to look things up on Google.
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:41 AM   #16
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As an English english speaker and an experienced teacher of English I am ashamed to say there are a number of those that I have never heard before. ("Jiffle" is unfair as it's a Norfolk (a county of UK) dialogue word according to Google.)

I think I'm, a bit dense. I couldn't find the answers on the site so had to look things up on Google.
That explains where my great aunt picked it up--she taught English in the UK for a number of years.
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Old 08-16-2014, 01:21 PM   #17
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I should have gotten "knabble"...it is very similar to "nibble" but I reasoned it had to be the other definition since we already had "nibble".
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Old 08-16-2014, 01:27 PM   #18
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I missed knabble too.
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Old 08-16-2014, 01:31 PM   #19
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Wow, I'm a Vicious Vocabulary Viper getting 29 or the 30. Thanks that was fun.
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