The most eville vocabulary test ever

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PRlady, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. pingu

    pingu Well-Known Member

    1,543
    508
    113
    10.400!!! Wow!
     
  2. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

    20,830
    3,709
    113
    34,100, but, then again, I hopeless with languages.
     
  3. Citlali

    Citlali Well-Known Member

    1,592
    96
    48
    27,200 and english is not my first language.

    Last time I took an english class: 15 years :eek: since I finished highschool.
     
  4. Prancer

    Prancer Jawwalking Staff Member

    39,010
    6,730
    113
    It did ask me :confused:.
     
  5. Spiralgraph

    Spiralgraph Active Member

    603
    79
    28
    I got 32,300. Some of those words are ridiculously obscure. Almost as bad as the Free Rice site can be.
     
  6. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

    6,635
    1,108
    113
    33,800 and I was quite conservative in selecting the words from the column on the far right.
     
  7. pat c

    pat c Well-Known Member

    9,717
    1,846
    113
    I got 34,100 and I knew a lot of the words but if I wasn't completely positive of more than one definition I left it blank.

    Neat quiz. :)
     
  8. CynicElle

    CynicElle Well-Known Member

    2,174
    373
    83
    37,600. There were a couple I probably could have figured out by breaking down word roots, but I left them blank.
     
  9. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

    17,561
    1,170
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    Has anyone here ever played a game called Fictionary? You take turns being the "reader". You choose a word in the dictionary, which you think no one will know. You say and spell the word. Then the other players make up a definition for the word - trying to make it sound real. Then the "reader" reads all of the player's definitions and the real definition. You get a point for guessing the right answer in your definition, a point for guessing the correct read definition, a point for someone guessing your definition. It's fun! We played during the power outage. One of the players picked stylobate, not realizing all of the years of art history I had taken. They were rather surprised when they got my correct definition :lol:.
     
  10. zaphyre14

    zaphyre14 Well-Known Member

    4,791
    1,157
    113
    39,200. It pays to read a lot of well-written historical fiction, I guess.
     
  11. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

    3,790
    930
    113
    You shall get no rodomontades from me about my conversance with recondite morphemes. :p
     
  12. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

    4,891
    843
    0
    28,100

    I don't like this game!
     
  13. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

    5,559
    1,783
    113
    Did you copy-paste that from an ISU communication? :p
     
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  14. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

    3,790
    930
    113
    I can homologate that. ;)
     
  15. znachki

    znachki Active Member

    774
    75
    28
    35,100.
     
  16. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Well-Known Member

    10,833
    2,050
    113
    36,400. :fragile: I guess I should be reading more 19th century fiction -- or have taken another year of Latin in high school. Uxoricide? For as unfortunately frequent a crime that seems to be, I have never encountered that word before. Fratricide, matricide, patricide, yes, but uxoricide? Never! Of course, I've never come across mariticide, either. :shuffle:

    While the survey asked for my year of birth, gender, and whether I read fiction, it didn't ask about educational level attained.
    ETA: Yes, that last column was :EVILLE:!
     
  17. PRlady

    PRlady Smoking

    21,874
    5,544
    113
    I got 37,700 and was disappointed in myself. If I went back and gave myself more credit -- I said no on any word I wasn't really sure of -- I could have upped it a bit.

    My BFF from high school who sent it to me, and who basically reads five books a week because she's a wealthy wife, was over 40,000. So yet again I am in competition with my oldest friend and lose. :p
     
  18. Lynn226

    Lynn226 Well-Known Member

    2,292
    352
    83
    Are similar tests available in other languages?
     
  19. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow dancing

    16,838
    4,676
    113
    34,500. Somehow, I am perfectly ok with not knowing uxoricide or pretty much any of the latin words in the last category. I was laughing at how many words I did know from reading historical romances. :lol:
     
  20. Alixana

    Alixana Definitely NOT a sonogram

    1,273
    175
    63
    37,400 .. and yes, reading Georgette Heyer did help :lol:
     
  21. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

    17,991
    2,325
    113
    I did the same. See where honesty gets us?? :p
     
  22. Rob

    Rob Beach Bum

    13,409
    1,862
    113
    39,000. 2 years of Latin and Greek & Latin roots of English helped.
     
  23. Capella

    Capella Guest

    31,600 and I'm feeling quite stoopid. I don't read fiction at all (well, since required reading in college) so I'm thinking that hurt me. And the words that I thought I knew, I looked up and most of the time I was wrong. I used to be really good at vocabulary. :fragile: I guess it's a use it or lose it thing, plus age = :wuzrobbed
     
  24. Prancer

    Prancer Jawwalking Staff Member

    39,010
    6,730
    113
    Now see, if you read romance novels, you would have come across the word uxorious (doting upon, foolishly fond of, or affectionately submissive toward one's wife) many times and it would have been easy to figure uxoricide out.

    How odd that you weren't asked for educational attainment. I was asked how many years of college I had up to four, and then if I had gotten a degree after my bachelor's, with several options to choose from.
     
  25. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

    3,790
    930
    113
  26. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

    20,830
    3,709
    113
    I still would have guessed something tangential, but wrong. Meh.
     
  27. D&Sfan4ever

    D&Sfan4ever Living in a Snark

    843
    134
    43
    21.800
    Considering that I only took a two year course during highschool I think it is a pretty good score.
     
  28. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow dancing

    16,838
    4,676
    113
    I went back to the test to grab some of the words listed so that I could make a comment on the above about how we read different romance novels (because mine seem to have alot more sex words and alot less doting) and I checked none of the words on the first page. The second page had a whole bunch of simple words. So I continued, checking nothing. The third page asked me nothing more than the English as a first language question, age and sex. So it's modifying based on how you do on the first page.
     
  29. leesaleesa

    leesaleesa Active Member

    701
    163
    43
    I know strop from reading Barbara Cartland. It was one of those books where Beau Brummell was hanging out. It seems his toillette took a few hours, and I remember his manservant sharpening a razor on a strop. Too bad the test didn't have cravat, fustian, or ton. I would have scored higher.
     
  30. PRlady

    PRlady Smoking

    21,874
    5,544
    113
    :rofl: I sent it around my organization today -- just the Americans, Brits, Canadians and Australians. The few people who replied were like, what the HELL were those words? Not a lot of romance novel readers in that crowd, I think.

    So far I've outscored my colleagues which is good for my job security. :shuffle: