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Old 08-15-2014, 08:35 PM   #1
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How Many English Words Do You Actually Know?

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?

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Old 08-15-2014, 08:46 PM   #2
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That was fun. I got 29 of 30. I missed on Emacity #20.

Steve, you're right, I was able to deduce some of the right answers based on my understanding of language. Given a choice of two answers, I sometimes realized it just could not be one of them so it had to be the other.
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:54 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:55 PM   #4
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That was fun. My score was 29 of 30, but a great part of my life/career has been spent reading/writing.
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:18 PM   #5
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Dang I missed 4, but I had never seen the words before and SWAG was not on my side this time.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:29 PM   #6
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Missed 2, score of 28.
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Old 08-15-2014, 11:45 PM   #7
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I missed four too. Two of them in the last five words. I think a Squirrel! ran by.

I'll credit any expanse of my vocabulary to a fun, fund-raising website I'll visit occasionally. It's Freerice.com and they donate money based on how many grains of rice you put into the bowl. Each correct answer=10 grains of rice. Well, I'll credit both that website and the nuns I had in Catholic school...
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I missed four too. Two of them in the last five words. I think a Squirrel! ran by.
Was the squirrel by himself, or with a big, dumb moose?
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Sciuridae!!!
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Old 08-16-2014, 12:25 AM   #10
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That was fun. 28/30
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