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Test your vocabulary

Last posted Aug 21, 2011 at 08:30AM EDT. Added Aug 16, 2011 at 11:42AM EDT
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http://testyourvocab.com/

An interesting test from some people who apparently are begging for more data, especially from younger people. It doesn’t take long to finish, and it gives you an estimate of how many words you know. My score was 33,600 but don’t expect similar results: I’m in my late 30s, college educated, and an avid crossword solver.

Aug 16, 2011 at 11:42AM EDT
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30,800. Not bad.

Aug 16, 2011 at 12:02PM EDT

19,800. Hopefully this is around the average for a 20 year old college student who doesn’t read all that often…

Aug 16, 2011 at 12:02PM EDT
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Click the link to the blog, and there’s a chart. You’re below average, by the way.

Aug 16, 2011 at 12:09PM EDT

24,100. 300 points below average. I’m okay with this, after all, I spent the first four years of my life talking in Spanish.

I swear it sounded like some of those words were just made up.

Aug 16, 2011 at 12:41PM EDT
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43,700. A fluke, ’cause I got all the easy ones. I only saw a couple tough ones.

Aug 16, 2011 at 01:27PM EDT
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21,900
I’m guessing that is adequate for a 14 year old boy who learns new words solely from internet articles and video games. A second try immediately after netted me 23,100.

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Aug 16, 2011 at 01:28PM EDT
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11,300.

Aug 16, 2011 at 01:55PM EDT

I can’t get past the continue button.

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Aug 16, 2011 at 01:59PM EDT
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Omomon wrote:

I can’t get past the continue button.

If you’re using Chrome, try switching to a different browser.
I got 21,800 on my second try, still below average but it’s better.

Aug 16, 2011 at 02:08PM EDT
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I got the low score of 17,400
I don’t care really.

Aug 16, 2011 at 02:17PM EDT
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Some of these words are just pointless. Seriously? Tricorn?
That’s a hat from the 18th century. Nobody’s going to know that unless you’re absorbing words for kicks or just happen to come across it at some point.
I got 34,800 words.

By the way, I checked, the highest score possible is 45000. Foehammer, your score is pretty much impossible. Probably. As far as I can tell, the only question on the 3rd page that matters is the 1st one.

I probably would have scored higher if my school would have encouraged me to learn more words. I remember back in middle school, people got pissed at me for using an expansive vocabulary and I eventually got forced out of the habit.

Aug 16, 2011 at 03:51PM EDT
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24,200. English is my second language, though.

Aug 16, 2011 at 04:13PM EDT
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18,800. Meh. I’m disappointed.

Aug 16, 2011 at 05:23PM EDT

20,200

Aaaaaaand, that’s why they created the thesaurus and dictionary….

Idea: They should make one for how good your internet vocab is. Yeah, we will all be so smart!

Last edited Aug 16, 2011 at 06:25PM EDT
Aug 16, 2011 at 06:22PM EDT
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Katie C. wrote:

Some of these words are just pointless. Seriously? Tricorn?
That’s a hat from the 18th century. Nobody’s going to know that unless you’re absorbing words for kicks or just happen to come across it at some point.
I got 34,800 words.

By the way, I checked, the highest score possible is 45000. Foehammer, your score is pretty much impossible. Probably. As far as I can tell, the only question on the 3rd page that matters is the 1st one.

I probably would have scored higher if my school would have encouraged me to learn more words. I remember back in middle school, people got pissed at me for using an expansive vocabulary and I eventually got forced out of the habit.

A popular type of hat in the 18th century. Yes, that is one definition for the word tricorn.

here’s another :P

Aug 18, 2011 at 03:00PM EDT
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It gave me a 15600, not like I can learn words I’ve never heard of before. :P

Aug 21, 2011 at 07:25AM EDT
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