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PostSubject: How big is your vocabulary?   Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:05 pm

Watched this on the ONe Show about how peoples vocabulary is shrinking. This site tests you on what size your vocabulary is. Test your vocabulary

Shockingly mine is only 23,000 proves haivng children ruins a womans brain. lol! Shocked me I used to love reading and devoured anything with workds on it, including the dictionary. Going to have to take up more reading and dictionary peeking. cry
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PostSubject: Re: How big is your vocabulary?   Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:39 pm

Seriously, seriously titsed off at 23,600, I'm good with words, words is what I do...

Giles 'fuckin' Brandreth has 107,000, the wanker..!

I demand a recount and I'm fairly sure more than a few people reckoned they could find a definition for a word they'd purely just seen before, and no more... loser



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PostSubject: Re: How big is your vocabulary?   Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:45 am

I'm not sure about the test - either I just don't understand or it's far too weak a sample ... Coupled with that, the binary element of the algorithm seems a bit arbitrary. Anyway, the test tells me that I know about 29600 words but I'm almost certain I don't know that many. I guess the only way to tell would be to count them out individually ...

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PostSubject: Re: How big is your vocabulary?   Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:15 am

You can do the test manually using a 1000+ word dictionary, pick 20 pages and not how many you know. Can't recall the next bit though.

Again think that is silly, as you can see what the word means therefore defeating the object lol.

I know my vocabs shrunk, some of the words I knew could spell but couldn't think through the fog what the hell they meant, This morning I did remember several meanings. I know when I read my vocab increases so its back to being a bookworm for me lol.

The test should be done to see how many big or unused alternatives of meanings are known. I can't think of the last time I used the word Purile. Other than now.

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