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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #45 on: January 31, 2013, 05:53:57 PM »
38,500.

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #46 on: February 03, 2013, 03:35:23 PM »
The max score is 45 000 words, i just chose all of them to see what they are saying is the max

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #47 on: February 03, 2013, 04:20:42 PM »
I lost interest before I could finish the test. :(

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #48 on: February 03, 2013, 07:58:22 PM »
37,500. I am embarrassed. But then again, what do you expect of someone who is a Warned Person?  ;)

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #49 on: February 05, 2013, 07:09:36 AM »
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #50 on: February 05, 2013, 07:20:55 AM »
My wounded pride keeps letting a certain idea be entertained in my mind, albeit briefly and it's quickly dismissed: that you all are just cheating.  :-[
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #51 on: February 05, 2013, 08:58:06 AM »
How many words are in the dictionary? 

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #52 on: February 05, 2013, 08:59:28 AM »
"The Second Edition of the 20-volume  Oxford English Dictionary contains full entries for 171,476 words in current use, and 47,156 obsolete words. To this may be added around 9,500 derivative words included as subentries."

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I guess that's as good an answer as any...? :)
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #53 on: February 05, 2013, 11:51:02 AM »
37,500. I am embarrassed. But then again, what do you expect of someone who is a Warned Person?  ;)

http://testyourvocab.com/?r=2378103


No excuses Father!  :)

I have been warned and I scored 38,500, which is nothing to rave about, but the words that I missed are so rare in my readings that I am fine with my score.

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #54 on: February 05, 2013, 01:56:44 PM »
42,900... beat my brother
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #55 on: February 05, 2013, 06:41:40 PM »
Now I really feel subintellectual. But happy for you and the other people smarter than me.  :)

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #56 on: February 05, 2013, 08:37:49 PM »
I'm to embarrassed.

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Unless there is some humor intended here ;)

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #57 on: February 06, 2013, 10:14:04 AM »
Ἄνωθεν οἱ Προφῆται. Ἦχος Βαρύς.

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #58 on: February 06, 2013, 04:39:27 PM »
Now I really feel subintellectual. But happy for you and the other people smarter than me.  :)

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Don't feel too subintellectual, I'm a native English speaker and I went to private schools throughout my life. I do envy others that can speak more than one language fluently; I can speak a little of different languages, but none fluently and two only enough to get by in dire situations...

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #59 on: February 06, 2013, 04:43:13 PM »
I think my vocabulary has considerably declined over the years since I have worked in the corporate world.

Too much doublespeak and euphemisms, sadly.
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #60 on: February 06, 2013, 04:52:21 PM »
I think my vocabulary has considerably declined over the years since I have worked in the corporate world.

Too much doublespeak and euphemisms, sadly.

No, your problem is that you re disrespecting Cleveland. FYI, Cleveland is 30 miles north of Akron; the hometown of Father George; the home of Soap Box Derby; and the former Rubber Capital of the World. Here is more info:

Airships, blimps, dirigibles, and zeppelins have been manufactured at the Goodyear Airdock since World War II.

The Goodyear Polymer and National Polymer Innovation Centers are on the University of Akron campus which anchors the Polymer Valley and is home to the Archives of the History of American Psychology.

Akron also headquartered the National Marble Tournament, Professional Bowlers Association, and Women's Professional Mud Wrestling.

Home to employers such as Summa, GOJO Industries, FirstMerit Bank, and FirstEnergy, it is listed by Newsweek as one of ten Information Age high tech havens.

Awarded by the National Civic League and National Arbor Day Foundation, it was named one of the world's most livable cities.

The All-American Soapbox Derby, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, National Hamburger Festival, Founders Day (Alcoholics Anonymous), and Road Runner Akron Marathon are annually hosted by the city which is a venue for some events of the 2014 Gay Games.

Tourist attractions include Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and Lock 3 Park where the American Marble & Toy Manufacturing Company once stood.

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #61 on: February 06, 2013, 04:56:44 PM »
It is also home to the Cleveland Browns, the factory of sadness.

But was your post Poe's Law in effect?
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #62 on: February 06, 2013, 05:19:10 PM »
It is also home to the Cleveland Browns, the factory of sadness.

But was your post Poe's Law in effect?

Cleveland sucks. But not as bad as Akron.

In increasing degree of suckage:

Cincinnati->Cleveland->Columbus->Dayton->Toledo->Akron->Youngstown

Athens and Yellow Springs aren't properly located in Ohio but only within the imaginations of those who pretend their addresses are there.
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #63 on: February 06, 2013, 05:29:22 PM »
It is also home to the Cleveland Browns, the factory of sadness.

But was your post Poe's Law in effect?

Cleveland sucks. But not as bad as Akron.

In increasing degree of suckage:

Cincinnati->Cleveland->Columbus->Dayton->Toledo->Akron->Youngstown

Athens and Yellow Springs aren't properly located in Ohio but only within the imaginations of those who pretend their addresses are there.
Atleast Ohio got that White Castle.

This year I will finally get to try it. Only two hours away from the Burgh.

But ROFL at Akron, I totally remember that city in my youth. Toledo too.

Ohio is PA's left armpit.
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« Reply #64 on: February 06, 2013, 05:35:37 PM »
But ROFL at Akron

It ain't for nothing that AA got its start proper there. Not that it has done much good, not even there. Look at where that row of suckage ranks in the US's Most Hungover Citites List:

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25. Denver, Colo.
24. Portland, Ore.
23. El Paso, Texas
22. Philadelphia
21. Chicago
20. San Francisco
19. Austin, Texas
18. Columbus, Ohio
17. Boston, Mass.
16. Cincinnati
15. San Antonio
14. St. Louis
13. Providence, R.I.
12. Honolulu
11. Cleveland
10. Las Vegas
9. Springfield, Mass.
8. Worcester, Mass.
7. Toledo, Ohio
6. Akron, Ohio Sorry Dr. Bob . . .
5. Buffalo, N.Y.
4. Pittsburgh, Pa.
3. New Orleans
2. Milwaukee, Wis.
1. Omaha, Neb.

http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/state/cincinnati-ranked-in-list-of-the-25-most-hungover-cities-in-america#ixzz2K9oWMLHf

5 out of 25 with Akron leading . . .
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #65 on: February 06, 2013, 05:37:11 PM »
Well is anyone really surpirsed that Omaha is ranked #1?
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #66 on: February 06, 2013, 05:55:57 PM »
Well is anyone really surpirsed that Omaha is ranked #1?

Frankly after this weekend, I am surprised Bagdad, AR isn't.
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #67 on: February 06, 2013, 10:37:26 PM »
I shee that... that... that... Aushtin izh on the lisht........ hic!
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« Reply #68 on: February 06, 2013, 10:53:30 PM »
Well is anyone really surpirsed that Omaha is ranked #1?

Frankly after this weekend, I am surprised Bagdad, AR isn't.
With all the Mitsubishis out there, I guess you're right.
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #69 on: February 08, 2013, 02:22:55 AM »
"The Second Edition of the 20-volume  Oxford English Dictionary contains full entries for 171,476 words in current use, and 47,156 obsolete words. To this may be added around 9,500 derivative words included as subentries."

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I guess that's as good an answer as any...? :)
Not good enough: Webster's Third New International Dictionary defines over 450,000 entries.
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #70 on: February 08, 2013, 03:14:28 AM »
My result was 28,700 which isn't bad for someone with a 9th grade education :) But if I saw the words in context I am positive I would know what many of them mean.

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #71 on: February 08, 2013, 04:11:53 AM »
"The Second Edition of the 20-volume  Oxford English Dictionary contains full entries for 171,476 words in current use, and 47,156 obsolete words. To this may be added around 9,500 derivative words included as subentries."

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I guess that's as good an answer as any...? :)
Not good enough: Webster's Third New International Dictionary defines over 450,000 entries.

I have a hard time respecting anything named Webster, sorry man.

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #72 on: February 08, 2013, 06:02:53 AM »
"The Second Edition of the 20-volume  Oxford English Dictionary contains full entries for 171,476 words in current use, and 47,156 obsolete words. To this may be added around 9,500 derivative words included as subentries."

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I guess that's as good an answer as any...? :)
Not good enough: Webster's Third New International Dictionary defines over 450,000 entries.

I have a hard time respecting anything named Webster, sorry man.

The OED commands respect. :-)
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #73 on: February 08, 2013, 06:55:00 AM »
44,100
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #74 on: February 11, 2013, 02:38:29 AM »
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #75 on: May 08, 2013, 07:42:38 PM »
36,700. Yaaay!  :laugh:

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« Reply #76 on: February 21, 2014, 12:23:59 PM »
28,000. I am devastated. (somewhat serious)

After recently reading that Shakespeare had a vocabulary of about 30,000 thousand words I feel much better.  :P

Not that I think my 28,000 number is accurate (nor any of the other numbers given by the test). Of course, even if they were legit, that wouldn't really mean anything: it's not the size of the vocabulary, it's how you use it.
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« Reply #77 on: February 21, 2014, 12:35:53 PM »
With shame, I say 23,000 :(
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« Reply #78 on: February 21, 2014, 01:28:10 PM »
With shame, I say 23,000 :(

I'm with you brother. Probably need to read more fiction.
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« Reply #79 on: February 21, 2014, 08:23:40 PM »
I only got 18,200.  ???
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« Reply #80 on: February 21, 2014, 10:04:55 PM »
30,200. That was pretty tough. A lot of GRE study words on there :) I was completely unaware that some of those words existed.

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #81 on: February 25, 2014, 06:04:26 AM »
My vocabulary is somewhat bigger now: 28,800
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #82 on: February 25, 2014, 09:46:01 AM »

6,000 words

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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #83 on: February 25, 2014, 01:14:28 PM »
Only 27,700.

On a related note, David Bentley Hart has a vocabulary that leaves me stumbling through large swaths of whatever he writes.
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Re: How big is your vocabulary?
« Reply #84 on: February 25, 2014, 03:06:07 PM »
Only 27,700.

On a related note, David Bentley Hart has a vocabulary that leaves me stumbling through large swaths of whatever he writes.
I am a fan of Hart, but I must admit I am sometimes annoyed by his pretentious use of words. On many occasions I have found myself wondering why he chose to use some relatively unknown word when one far more common would have sufficed.

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« Reply #85 on: February 25, 2014, 03:21:11 PM »
Only 27,700.

On a related note, David Bentley Hart has a vocabulary that leaves me stumbling through large swaths of whatever he writes.
I am a fan of Hart, but I must admit I am sometimes annoyed by his pretentious use of words. On many occasions I have found myself wondering why he chose to use some relatively unknown word when one far more common would have sufficed.

I am not sure it is pretentious, but on the whole he is a terrible writer.
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« Reply #86 on: February 25, 2014, 04:25:30 PM »
I am not sure it is pretentious, but on the whole he is a terrible writer.
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« Reply #87 on: March 10, 2014, 02:20:45 AM »
4540! four thousand five hundred fourty!