Test your vocabulary

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  1. tjohnson

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    Here's a website where you can estimate how many English words you know in about five minutes: http://testyourvocab.com/

    I took it twice (the second time more carefully than the first), and found out that my total vocabulary size is estimated to be 21,800 words.

    For anyone who's paranoid, the survey at the end of the test is completely optional.
     
  2. Nykolas

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    I suggest you forward a pm to Hypatia's Protege on this! E
     
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  3. OBW0549

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    34,700 words.
     
  4. DerStrom8

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  5. DerStrom8

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    I must not be very well-educated, I've heard most of the words but have no idea what they mean, or at least not enough of an idea. 18,700.

    EDIT: I must have sped through it the first time. Tried it again and got 20,200:

    http://testyourvocab.com/result?user=5588780
     
  6. Brownout

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    I just get a message that said, "Get better soon"
     
  7. tjohnson

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    Similar to me. The first time I tried it I was also in a hurry and only got 17,900 I think.

    @OBW0549: 35k is impressive!

    @Brownout: I don't understand what you mean.:confused: That you got a lower score than desired?
     
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  8. tracecom

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    I would like to try, but don't want to give my email address. I know: use a throwaway email, but I can't seem to have an email address and not check it. o_O
     
  9. Hypatia's Protege

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    Methinks I'll give that one a miss!:D 'Tis a lose-lose -- A good score would serve only to support my (alleged) status as a bombast -- whereas a poor showing would make me out a bit of a hypocrite...:(:p

    Thanks for thoughts!:):D

    Best regards
    HP
     
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  10. DerStrom8

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    You don't need to fill out the survey at the end. Just leave it all blank and click "submit".
     
  11. Sinus23

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    18.800. Which I'm somewhat sure is an overestimate or perhaps not since I don't want to count each and every one of them English words I know and understand...
     
  12. nsaspook

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    http://testyourvocab.com/result?user=5588864.

    Some of the words are archaic jargon not commonly used in the USA. I've read and watched tons of non-US English media for a living once that was auto-translated by programs written in the UK that used some strange terms.

    Example:
    Chancier X was a bombastic twit and sanctomonious prig.
     
  13. #12

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    Not a problem. Archaic jargon is one of my hobbies, along with Ye Olde English, and some fractured Espanol (sometimes referred to as, "Bario Beaner"). :D
     
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  14. #12

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    Cool. I can read that. Probably because of my Anglophile aspect.
     
  15. nsaspook

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    I had a side job (that paid extra to my low military pay) of typing up Castro's Spanish to English translated texts for FBIS that we intercepted in Key West from Cuba. Some of the translations were so hilarious we cracked up when typing them for transmission to FT. Meade. The guy could talk some stuff in Spanglish in his prime.

    https://www.cia.gov/library/center-....1/U- Studies 54no1-FBIS-BBC-Coverage-Web.pdf
     
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  16. tjohnson

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    You can skip the survey page, as @DerStrom8 mentioned.
    By my own admission, I guess I'm paranoid, because I skipped the survey too.:rolleyes:

    @nsaspook: Wow, 38k! I wonder if anyone else can beat that.
     
  17. nsaspook

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    This old brain is filled with useless information that sometimes gets in the way. As we get older our responses to questions seems slower, it's not because our brains are slow, it's because we have so much cruft to sort through with all the endless possibilities.
     
  18. #12

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    Fair chance. This site is populated with some the smartest people you will ever find. The down side is that people with that level of vocabulary don't feel a need to prove it, and so will not spend their time to take a survey.
     
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  19. tjohnson

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    @#12: Such as you?;) I didn't see a score in any of your posts.
     
  20. #12

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    There is only one person here that has ever sent me to a dictionary, and you know who that is!;)
     
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