Test Your Word Power!
January 6, 2006 12:46 AM   Subscribe

Test Your Word Power!
posted by johnny novak (37 comments total)

 
5
posted by johnny novak at 12:47 AM on January 6, 2006


Eleventeen
posted by cassbrown1 at 12:59 AM on January 6, 2006


8/10, though the tom foolery had me stumped.
posted by fvw at 1:03 AM on January 6, 2006


7/10, it would have been real nice if they included the correct answers so I know which ones I missed.

So a big 'meh' to that. Might as well just link to Quizzilla's which Family Guy Character Are You?
posted by tweak at 1:06 AM on January 6, 2006


6. All lucky guesses, duh.
posted by Superfrankenstein at 1:06 AM on January 6, 2006


correct answers are above the next question - easy to miss though.
posted by johnny novak at 1:29 AM on January 6, 2006


5.

Shit.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:54 AM on January 6, 2006


Toadstool - From the German 'tod' and 'stuhl' which means 'death stool'.

Seriously? Lethal feces?
posted by mumble at 2:34 AM on January 6, 2006


8, no idea how.
posted by tula at 2:35 AM on January 6, 2006


7/10. Re: real answers -- they are listed at the top after each submission. I only realized this when I was finished and had to back up to see them all.
posted by blendor at 2:54 AM on January 6, 2006


7. Me flunk English? That's unpossible!
posted by sacrilicious at 3:09 AM on January 6, 2006


10. I rule!!!!!!
posted by Peach at 3:54 AM on January 6, 2006


8 - i was about 7 answers in when i figured out the real answers were on the top. Word they should learn: Usability
posted by muddylemon at 4:05 AM on January 6, 2006


muddylemon, do you mean the first answer listed is always the correct one? cos its not working like that for me.
oh, and 7 out of 10 for me.
posted by kev23f at 4:49 AM on January 6, 2006


kev, I think he means that the correct answers are displayed (rather poorly) on the top of the page after you put in your answer.

7 out of 10 for me.
posted by slimepuppy at 4:56 AM on January 6, 2006


9/10, but they're wrong on the one they claim I missed. They say
ball - Old English: bulla, a bull
which is not true according to any of the dictionaries I've consulted (AHD, for example).

Also, they spell caviar "cariar" at one point.
posted by languagehat at 5:00 AM on January 6, 2006


I got 4 out of 10 and thought I was the dumbest person of MeFi. Tried another and got 8 of 10. Maybe my first set was hard.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 5:37 AM on January 6, 2006


mumble: "Stuhl" also means chair.

"Stuhl" as stool is not used that often. Mostly as a medical term for feces and maybe in bad jokes involving chairs.


"Stuhlprobe" = sample of feces for medical testing

"Stuhlgang" = bowel movement
posted by mmkhd at 5:40 AM on January 6, 2006


5. Most were guesses though, except 'pass the buck' which I know is a phrase that came from poker. Yeah!
posted by Acey at 5:43 AM on January 6, 2006


The guy who created this, Dave Taylor, has some other interesting sites as well.
posted by Gator at 5:49 AM on January 6, 2006


7/10, dagnabit
posted by moonbird at 5:53 AM on January 6, 2006


9/10.... "by hook or by crook" was an outright guess, the others not so much. The one I missed was "admiral".
posted by Malor at 6:09 AM on January 6, 2006


Word power, or ability with words? "Word Power" always makes me think of the weirding modules from that stupid "Dune" story (though I love how in the Lynch film they should "be FUCKED!" when they want to blow someone up).
posted by Eideteker at 6:38 AM on January 6, 2006


9/10 - I missed nutgraph tho I disagree with their definition of what it is.
posted by selfmedicating at 6:45 AM on January 6, 2006


MetaFilter: the new Reader's Digest?
posted by GuyZero at 7:17 AM on January 6, 2006


Most I've gotten is 5. I suck at this!
posted by SisterHavana at 7:35 AM on January 6, 2006


I wonder how much of this etymology is provable; the origin of (spoiler)...






OK for Oll Korrect
is very much in question.
posted by Jeanne at 7:40 AM on January 6, 2006


Bzzzt! That answer is wrong!
posted by caddis at 7:42 AM on January 6, 2006


Woohoo! I got 3!
posted by rottytooth at 7:52 AM on January 6, 2006


I got your nutgraph right here.
posted by squirrel at 8:24 AM on January 6, 2006


Hard to compare scores since everyone seems to be getting different quizzes.

FWIW: A Jeopardy! episode within the past month or so had "hushpuppy" originating with the Civil War story that the quiz says is the wrong answer. Possible class action nerd-suit against Sony?
posted by O Blitiri at 8:41 AM on January 6, 2006


Hard to compare scores since everyone seems to be getting different quizzes.

Yeah, that's it, I'm getting all the hard questions (1/10 the second time through)
posted by rottytooth at 8:49 AM on January 6, 2006


This is fun! Thanks!
posted by Lynsey at 9:14 AM on January 6, 2006


Durn - 9 out of 10 this time. "trivia" tripped me up.
posted by Peach at 1:26 PM on January 6, 2006


I hate language.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:38 PM on January 6, 2006


9, then 9, then 8, with just one repeated question (ketchup -- Malaysian sauce).
posted by pracowity at 2:43 PM on January 6, 2006


mmkhd, I'm German and quite familiar with the word "Stuhl", that's why I was so surprised by the (alleged?) role it played in the etymology of "Toadstool". Then again "Toadchair" would probably sound, er, weird. Or maybe I'm just really confused by this whole stool/Stuhl business.

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posted by mumble at 4:23 PM on January 6, 2006


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