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2014-01-31 12:43:12 PM  
I did not go full retard, came out knowing 60% of the English words. To my surprise that was a fairly high level for a native speaker.


///Subby
 
2014-01-31 12:51:30 PM  
77%. Not bad.
 
2014-01-31 12:54:21 PM  
I said "Yes" to 79% of the real words and "No" to 0% of the fake words.
 
2014-01-31 12:57:15 PM  
Is this where we come to brag? 89%

Globeflower sounded made up. It's a frickin' flower. Duh.
 
2014-01-31 12:58:53 PM  
75% and I accidentally said no to two words I recognized.
 
2014-01-31 12:59:51 PM  
A perfectly cromulent article that merits rational discourse.  I must file this away for a more attentive perusal later.
 
2014-01-31 01:01:34 PM  
81%
 
2014-01-31 01:06:02 PM  
94% booyah!

/0% non-words
 
2014-01-31 01:07:06 PM  
My score was 78%. I accidentally said "yes" to a nonword, despite not recognizing it as a word.

Upon reviewing the words that I did not know, I identified two that I should have marked as "yes", as I was actually somewhat familiar with them.
 
2014-01-31 01:07:43 PM  

PainInTheASP: A perfectly cromulent article that merits rational discourse.  I must file this away for a more attentive perusal later.


At the very least, the test may serve to embiggen one's vocabulary.
 
2014-01-31 01:07:54 PM  
76% to real words and 'No' to 0% of the nonwords.
 
2014-01-31 01:08:03 PM  
"You Are Draco Malfoy"

Why do I always f*ck these things up?
 
2014-01-31 01:08:11 PM  
On the basis of your results, we estimate you know 63% of the English words.

I was glad to forlorn that gewrit.
 
2014-01-31 01:08:41 PM  
80%.  FOR SCIENCE!
 
2014-01-31 01:08:47 PM  
The full stats for those interested

You said yes to 63% of the existing words.

You said yes to 0% of the nonwords.

This gives you a corrected score of 63% - 0% = 63%.

This is fairly high level for a native speaker.

Improve your score
 
2014-01-31 01:14:14 PM  
74%. I speak English good!
 
2014-01-31 01:16:46 PM  
67% although I accidentally hit the wrong button for 2 of them

Why pick "F" and "J" for yes and no?!
 
2014-01-31 01:17:52 PM  
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2014-01-31 01:19:01 PM  
One of my non-words was "interfap."

Interfap: verb  fapping your intertube up with air or gas so that it becomes distended.   The man interfapped his tires.

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interfap
 
2014-01-31 01:19:38 PM  
scottydoesntknow: 67% although I accidentally hit the wrong button for 2 of them

Why pick "F" and "J" for yes and no?!


Scotty doesn't know ?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-01-31 01:19:56 PM  
I got 86% but I didn't choose any non-words.
 
2014-01-31 01:25:04 PM  

vpb: I got 86% but I didn't choose any non-words.


Ich bist cman; who bist thu?
 
2014-01-31 01:26:08 PM  
I got a 76%, but I found a high level of flummoxability caused by the usation of F for No and J for Yes.

I probably could have scored a couple points higher without miskeyfication factor.
 
2014-01-31 01:26:18 PM  

Lucky LaRue: I said "Yes" to 79% of the real words and "No" to 0% of the fake words.


Same.
 
2014-01-31 01:30:13 PM  
85%, but I missed souk and claimed a misspeller as true.
 
2014-01-31 01:30:50 PM  
67%
 
2014-01-31 01:31:20 PM  
I got 88%.

I got 91% of the real words, and I answered "Yes" to a non-word that was very, very similar to a word that I know is a good word, so that took 3% off my score.

I'm at the top level!
 
2014-01-31 01:31:30 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: 85%, but I missed souk and claimed a misspeller as true.


Huh

All our words are different I guess

Did you get "fornlornly"?
 
2014-01-31 01:32:08 PM  

cman: Marcus Aurelius: 85%, but I missed souk and claimed a misspeller as true.

Huh

All our words are different I guess

Did you get "forlornly"?


Whoops. My bad. Fixt.
 
2014-01-31 01:32:39 PM  
86%. Also, how am I supposed to know that guar is a real word. MS Word doesn't recognize it. It's an annual plant native to India - why would I know that?
 
2014-01-31 01:35:49 PM  
You said yes to 93% of the existing words.

You said yes to 0% of the nonwords.

(The spell-checker is objecting to 'nonwords')
 
2014-01-31 01:36:25 PM  

cman: The full stats for those interested

You said yes to 63% of the existing words.

You said yes to 0% of the nonwords.

This gives you a corrected score of 63% - 0% = 63%.

This is fairly high level for a native speaker.

Improve your score


Poor you!

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You said yes to 91% of the existing words.

You said yes to 3% of the nonwords.

This gives you a corrected score of 91% - 3% = 88%.

You are at the top level!

In fairness though, at least one of the words I missed was actually a foreign import word that describes a *VERY* obscure piece of clothing worn by certain clergy.
 
2014-01-31 01:37:22 PM  
73%
Didn't say yes to any non-words, which makes me happy.
 
2014-01-31 01:37:39 PM  
86% here, with 0 non-words picked...

I'm anus-peptic, phrasmotic, even compunctious to have caused you such pericombobulation.
 
2014-01-31 01:39:15 PM  
Erring on the side of caution, 77%, 0% wrong.

Will try again with words I believe to be real, but am not sure.
 
2014-01-31 01:41:05 PM  

cman: Marcus Aurelius: 85%, but I missed souk and claimed a misspeller as true.

Huh

All our words are different I guess

Did you get "fornlornly"?


ALL THESE WORDS ARE YOURS EXCEPT EUROPA.   ATTEMPT NO USE OF IT.  USE THEM TOGETHER.  USE THEM IN PEACE.
 
2014-01-31 01:42:29 PM  

naughtyrev: 86%. Also, how am I supposed to know that guar is a real word. MS Word doesn't recognize it. It's an annual plant native to India - why would I know that?


Never read "guar gum" on a list of ingredients?  It's fairly common.

/Better than GWAR gum.
 
2014-01-31 01:43:01 PM  
With taking some risks, I got it up to 84%, 0% wrong.
 
2014-01-31 01:43:44 PM  
87%, but one of the correct words I said wasn't was an abbreviation, which seems like cheating.
 
2014-01-31 01:44:26 PM  
83%.

0% Nonwords.

I'm actually really good at Balderdash because I make up plausible definitions for uncromulent words.
 
2014-01-31 01:46:39 PM  
87%. I am now certified by a Belgian university as being smarter than most of you. Ipso fatso QED.
 
2014-01-31 01:48:22 PM  
91%, no non-words.
 
2014-01-31 01:51:00 PM  
I was disappointed that the choice of "Morse" wasn't available for the other language options.  So I can only claim 1 foreign language, even though I'd struggle with it for a bit if I was suddenly immersed in it.

/Can order a beer in many languages, though.
//Usually the wrong one.
 
2014-01-31 01:57:43 PM  
You said yes to 77% of the existing words.

You said yes to 0% of the nonwords.

This gives you a corrected score of 77% - 0% = 77%.


I took their advice to answer relatively conservatively. If it wasn't a word that I could actually define or some familiar word with a kind of wacky suffix that I could nevertheless envision as being an actual word, I said no. There were several that I thought "that's probably an obscure-but-real word" but, taking the test's advice, I'd say no to it.

deepbrazil.com
 
2014-01-31 01:58:14 PM  
91 percent here. thought it would be lower - the test was harder than i thought.
 
2014-01-31 02:04:36 PM  
86%, but zero false positives
 
2014-01-31 02:15:05 PM  
Rated me 90%, but the one "nonword" I said I knew was "plushed" - which is actually a word in the OED (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plushed).  So, probably 93%.
 
2014-01-31 02:15:46 PM  
91% -3% = 88% here, the only non-word I fell for was "strusser" which it turns out is a common last name.

There were about 6 words I didn't know, but at least three of those were words that I guessed conservatively on because I wasn't sure if English worked that way ("lilied" was a word I could make sense of, but that didn't make it a "word"). Also, "webbrowser" is not a word and I don't care what they say about it. I did write to them and say it's a two-word thing, though.
 
2014-01-31 02:17:34 PM  
You said yes to 81% of the existing words.
You said yes to 0% of the nonwords.
This gives you a corrected score of 81% - 0% = 81%.
You are at the top level!

I don't know why I clicked "no" on "skirl"--I love the bagpipes.

I didn't know "nig" and when I clicked the "what does this word mean" link the link said:

Nig is not available in the general English dictionary and thesaurus.

(is the filter going to let me say that?  Enn Eye Gee?)
 
2014-01-31 02:17:37 PM  
86% with 0% of the nonwords.
 
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