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http://testyourvocab.com/​

It said mine was 33,000 words - and I certainly have no reason to doubt a test on the Internet!

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(edited by CRZ on 17.7.11 1434)


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I hit 22,400.

I went in positive that I would have done much better a few years ago, and seeing some of the words on the second page confirmed that thought.

"Oh damn, what does that one mean again? Uh...."
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34,100. I feel so stupid.



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37,200, I guess I know why people always come to me for pronunciations now :)



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30,000 - I was fine with not knowing a bunch of those words



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35,900. I don't know if it's really indicative of how well my vocabulary is. I mean I know the words or at least the meaning of them, but a lot of those words I also have trouble saying or placing in a sentence correctly. Go figure.













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26,600.



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36,500.

It was all going terribly well until the last 15-20 or so.

    Originally posted by AWArulz
    I was fine with not knowing a bunch of those words

Quite, but I am oddly motivated to learn how to use "williwaw" in a sentence...

EDIT - Apparently my vocabulary still isn't big enough to type 26 words without making mistakes....

(edited by dMr on 18.7.11 1242)
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33,600

I swear they made a heap of those words up.

And this test doesn't take into account words that I've made up.



(edited by Big G on 18.7.11 1022)
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33,900 (testyourvocab.com)

Lemme see if I can get my word super-genius to run this, & see what she comes up with.
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32,400. I wonder how much each word on the second page counted for?

I don't think I lied about any of them. There were many in that last column that looked to be fake to me.




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    Originally posted by dMr

      Originally posted by AWArulz
      I was fine with not knowing a bunch of those words

    Quite, but I am oddly motivated to learn how to use "williwaw" in a sentence...



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http://testyourvocab.com/?r=136897

31,100

I don't know if I'm shocked or not that it is in the 70 percentile or so.



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33,200. I'm ok with this.



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31,600, though that's probably a bit high as I checked off some words that I had a slightly-more-than-vague sense about but didn't really know.

Had they taken words from obscure science texts rather than obscure english literature, I'd have done much better though.



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33,500

which I think is just fine for someone who flunked out of college a couple of times.



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    Originally posted by samoflange
    Had they taken words from obscure science texts rather than obscure english literature, I'd have done much better though.
Not convinced that bruit (en.wikipedia.org) or vibrissa (merriam-webster.com) are "fair" for general vocabulary. I've heard both those words (but couldn't remember the definitions) at the vet clinic. My previously mentioned "word super-genius" is a veterinarian, a latin geek, & an avid cruciverbalist.* However, I consider both of those 2 to fail their "Too limited" criterion in the nitty-gritty details (testyourvocab.com) section:

"Too limited. Words that are specifically American or British (in meaning or spelling), or slang, or scientific/medical, or anything labeled archaic, or anything else that isn't part of broad, general English. Also, no animals or ingredients, which depend too much on where you live."

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* Bonus points for productive vocabulary?
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41,500.



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    Originally posted by dunkndollaz
    33,500

    which I think is just fine for someone who flunked out of college a couple of times.


Just went to the wrong school, huh?

I got 34,400.






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36,500 (testyourvocab.com)



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