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Offline EOJ

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Quiz: 100 most common English words
« on: August 07, 2008, 12:58:37 AM »
http://codebox.no-ip.net/controller?page=misc.QuizCommonWords

You have 5 minutes, and only one try. I did it once, and my score was 37/100. Anyone do better than that?
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Re: Quiz: 100 most common English words
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2008, 01:50:39 AM »
40/100

I suck.

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Re: Quiz: 100 most common English words
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008, 03:28:38 AM »
23  :-[

My excuse was that I was coming at it from a developmental perspective, so I tried lots of 'm' sounds, and pets and that kind of crap. Then towards the end I just put in mild profanities.

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Re: Quiz: 100 most common English words
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2008, 03:50:49 AM »
33 out of 100. But I haven't had my morning coffee yet.

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Re: Quiz: 100 most common English words
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2008, 04:47:00 AM »
I got 46, but I swear some of the ones I missed I had tried already.

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Re: Quiz: 100 most common English words
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2008, 09:14:06 AM »
35... and yeah, I think they fucked me out of about 5.

26, eh?  Nice job there, doctorate in linguistics. Haha :righton:

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Re: Quiz: 100 most common English words
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2008, 09:43:46 AM »
Yeah, I think there's something wrong with the quiz. At a bbs where linguistic professors gather, the best score I found was 64, and most got something in the 30s-40s (some in the 20s). Though being a linguist doesn't really give an advantage in a quiz like this.

@GP: I got 37, not 26. ;)
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Re: Quiz: 100 most common English words
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2008, 10:13:56 AM »
46.  I got better about halfway through when I realized most of the words were essentially basic grammar--most forms of 'to be', and I was really on a roll when I started reeling off prepositions.  :laugh:

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Re: Quiz: 100 most common English words
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2008, 12:43:29 AM »
I think it was rigged.  How could "cock" not be in there?

And I don't know where I got 26 for your score, EOJ.  Guess you got me.  Make sure to start an HS thread.

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Re: Quiz: 100 most common English words
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2008, 08:14:04 AM »
55/100
This is probably easier if you're not a native speaker.

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Re: Quiz: 100 most common English words
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2008, 12:29:00 PM »
I'd imagine so.  I near kicked myself after the time was up and I saw all the stupid coomon words I didn't think about because they're so ubiquitous in everyday life that I take them for granted.  Non-native speakers would probably be more conscious of such words.

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Re: Quiz: 100 most common English words
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2008, 11:37:49 AM »
29/100  ???

And it shorted me a few words too arrrggggghh

like GP noted: the answers have a distinct lack of slang.

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Re: Quiz: 100 most common English words
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2008, 09:04:49 AM »
43/100

definitely bugs, few words I had tried were not counted

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Re: Quiz: 100 most common English words
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2008, 09:22:31 AM »
So it wasn't just me then.  When the answers were revealed, there were a couple that I could have sworn I'd already tried.

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Re: Quiz: 100 most common English words
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2008, 11:38:13 AM »
Just did it again for yucks and hit 40. Lots of stuff you don't think about in there.

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Re: Quiz: 100 most common English words
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2008, 01:48:40 PM »
42/100
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Re: Quiz: 100 most common English words
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2008, 02:30:47 PM »
35. Ok, I admit I cheated a little bit by searching for words in the explanation and the ads on the site  :(