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Message 1196405 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 18:44:04 UTC

How many words do you know

Interesting little test that estimates how many (English language) words you know.

I'll be honest: I only know 26,600. Roughly as literate as the average fence post. :P


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Message 1196408 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 18:57:41 UTC

I crashed the site :(

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Message 1196410 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 19:02:50 UTC

Probably all of us did.



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Message 1196411 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 19:08:02 UTC

I pulled the link off of a much larger forum so maybe, all involved, have created an unintentional denial-of-service attack. :O

Anyway, it seems to be back, at least for now.


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Message 1196414 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 19:18:48 UTC

Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be:
10,000 words.


If 26,000 is being as literate as the average fence post, then I guess 10,000 is like a nail hammered into that fence post :-(

And now I'd better shut up...


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Message 1196416 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 19:23:02 UTC

Worked for me, 34,000.

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Message 1196417 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 19:28:51 UTC - in response to Message 1196414.  
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Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be:
10,000 words.


If 26,000 is being as literate as the average fence post, then I guess 10,000 is like a nail hammered into that fence post :-(

And now I'd better shut up...

But assuming English is not your first language the site says;
Anything much beyond 10,000 words generally only comes from living abroad in an English-speaking country for a significant period of time, or else spending tremendous amounts of one's own time exposed to English media (books, sitcoms, movies, etc.).

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Message 1196420 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 19:32:44 UTC

26,600 words...Not very good, CRAP!



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Message 1196421 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 19:33:18 UTC

Only 32,000 :-)

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Message 1196422 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 19:35:18 UTC - in response to Message 1196417.  

Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be:
10,000 words.


If 26,000 is being as literate as the average fence post, then I guess 10,000 is like a nail hammered into that fence post :-(

And now I'd better shut up...

But assuming English is not your first language the site says;
Anything much beyond 10,000 words generally only comes from living abroad in an English-speaking country for a significant period of time, or else spending tremendous amounts of one's own time exposed to English media (books, sitcoms, movies, etc.).


I didn't read that part. Makes me feel a better immediately, thank you :-)
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Message 1196433 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 19:59:28 UTC

Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be:
32,400
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Message 1196437 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 20:20:57 UTC

Oh dear, this is a tad embarassing, I only managed 43.5 thousand...


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Message 1196445 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 20:46:53 UTC - in response to Message 1196420.  

26,600 words...Not very good, CRAP!

There you go, see. A friend of mine, college tutor, has a saying he uses frequently.

If you cannot express yourself without swearing,
keep your *Q6kz7 mouth closed.

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Message 1196449 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 21:05:58 UTC
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Thanks for being a part of the 'big electron'.


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Message 1196451 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 21:08:09 UTC

34,900. A lot of the words on the list are not originally English.



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Message 1196453 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 21:12:48 UTC

Ever notice my 'english'?
My use of capitols and simple marks, when I am not drinking?

I am not an idiot..........lest some think otherwise..


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Message 1196458 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 21:23:37 UTC

38,500


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Message 1196460 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 21:41:11 UTC

Sometimes you don't even have to say them out loud.......

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Message 1196464 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 21:47:51 UTC

26,800....plus I know a few words that aren't in the dictionary. :)


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Message 1196465 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 21:50:44 UTC - in response to Message 1196460.  
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33,500 but that only includes non medical terms. add about 10-20k more for that

still not bad considering that the average is around 31k for 30+ y/o adult


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