Test your vocabulary!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by (marc), Aug 1, 2011.

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How much words do you know?

  1. less than 15,000

    6 vote(s)
    11.1%
  2. between 15,000 and 20,000

    6 vote(s)
    11.1%
  3. between 20,000 and 25,000

    11 vote(s)
    20.4%
  4. between 25,000 and 30,000

    14 vote(s)
    25.9%
  5. between 30,000 and 35,000

    8 vote(s)
    14.8%
  6. more than 35,000

    9 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. (marc) macrumors 6502a

    (marc)

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    #1
    Just tested my English vocabulary over at testyourvocab.com. According to the estimate, I know 16,800 words. I'm pretty disappointed with that since according to their blog post, the average 12 year-old knows more words than I do.

    Now it's your turn!
     
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    #2
    Incredibly slow website...


    -__-. I was on Step 3, and then connection got reset, and now back to step 1.

    -_____-. After Step1, connection was reset again..

    I give up.
     
  3. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    #3
    Eh, this made me feel really stupid.

    I got 18,200.
     
  4. (marc) thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    There's a thread about it on 4chan at the moment, that probably results in high traffic :)
     
  5. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    #5
    I couldn't even get on it, so I just assumed that this meant my vocabulary was simply too immense and brilliant to be measured.

    As you got on but it failed, that probably means your vocabulary isn't quite as great as mine but is none the less very impressive indeed. Well done. :)
     
  6. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    I have no need.

    I did a Reader's Digest "Test Your Word Power" just last week.

    19 out of 20. :D
     
  7. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Heh, that's probably exactly what it means. It's alright, I'm content with being just a fair bit behind the amazing Jaffa Cake
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    It's all the MR users hitting on it.

    I got 12,500 words correct, but I am not a native speaker of that English language they talk about.

    Anyway, I hopefully have learnt a lot of new words, as I will do the test again and look for the definitions of the words I didn't even recognised, which probably are pig latin anyway.
     
  9. Surely Guest

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    #9
    29,800 bitches.

    <----SMRT

    /my finger hurts from clicking so many checkboxes.....:D
     
  10. gibbz macrumors 68030

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  11. Surely Guest

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    I did it again and got 32,200.

    I got smarter in 6 minutes!
     
  12. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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  13. B777Forevar macrumors 6502a

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    #13
    >Finish step 1
    >Goes to step 2
    >See a long list of words
    >nope.jpg
     
  14. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    #14
    I are clever with 25,800 words!

    I am reminded of the Simpsons episodes where Homer listens to the vocabulary builder tape by mistake and then stops...

    Homer: Marge, where's that... metal deely... you use to... dig... food...
    Marge: You mean, a spoon?
    Homer: Yeah, yeah!
     
  15. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    #15
    35,400 words. I must offer myself my most sincere contrafibularities! :)
     
  16. chown33 macrumors 604

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    #16
    The title of the poll should be "How many words do you know?"


    Tain't just how many words ya know, but how good ya use 'em. :)
     
  17. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    #17
    One of the best episodes! :D

    "Oh, I'm sorry, sir. I'm anispeptic, frasmotic, even compunctuous to have caused you such pericombobulation."
     
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  19. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    #19
    An unsurprisingly high tally, given that one of your Regency ancestors actually wrote a dictionary. ;)

    Anyway, I managed to get on, and I got 31,200. And I've got proof and everything.

    Picture 5.png

    There you are. That's me proof.
     
  20. (marc) thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #20
    Damn! I need to get off MR and study...
     
  21. arkitect macrumors 601

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    #22
    I always thought he didn't get beyond Aardvark.
    ;)

    My score:
    36,500… not too bad considering English is not my "mother tongue". :)

    Link.
     
  22. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    #23
    Maybe I'll try it later, if I have to piss. :p
     
  23. renewed macrumors 68040

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  24. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    filled out the first part ... then continue ... then lost interest
     

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