How well can you spell?

by mrcookieface on October 22, 2004 · 23 comments

in Entertainment,Games,Miscellany,Stupid People

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alphamonkey and I have talked about this subject a few times.  The popularity of the internet has raped English grammar and spelling.  Despite the name calling of being a grammar or a spelling nazi, I travel across quite a few message boards, and think, “how can I take your argument seriously, when you can’t even spell?” This test seems to repeat itself after 50 words or so…..

But…..How well can you do?

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  • mrcookieface



    PH34r my vocabulary!

  • Cananopie

    How can you take THIS site seriously when the question asks “This isn’t my best friend, she just an…” acquaintance. It SHOULD be “This isn’t my best friend, she’s just an…” I’m so upset at this test for making a grammatical error in a spelling test.

  • Shadow Stalker

    I give this test a B- for too many animations and a page reload between questions, both of which slow down the response.

  • mrcookieface

    Well, since I scored perfectly, I think it’s great.

    I’m a good spellar.

  • .alphamonkey.

    I hit the perfect mark as well, but I agree with SS. Sucky interface. Worst of all they used words in which good pronunciation guarantees a good score. They were all words which are easily sounded out phonetically.

  • mizeryschyld

    but since when have schools started teaching phonics again?

  • olivesmarch4th

    I got 43/50, but then I kept going and got four right that I’d gotten wrong before, ending with 90/100 or something like that.

    I missed, like accommodate, ukulele, perseverence, and arithmetic.

    I’m kind of pissed off that they used a word improperly.  Nobody is “nauseous” when they are sick, unless they are bitching all the time.  A person is “nauseated” when they feel sick… a “nauseous” person causes those around him nausea.

    Remember, kids, It Pays To Increase Your Wordpower.

  • .alphamonkey.

    Sorry Olives, but Merriam-Webster disagrees.  Common usage usurps definition yet again!

  • olivesmarch4th

    It figures.  I picked that one up from Reader’s Digest years ago.  Not that it really bothers me all that much.  I think the utility of a common language has more precedence than its formal, proscriptive variation.

  • Shadow Stalker

    Oooh, look at the fancy classics professor!

  • Roger Moore

    I hate the word Djin-ni – it’s those kind of words that make spelling a nightmare. Init grin

  • Thundarr

    To read makes our speaking English good.

  • .alphamonkey.

    So when are you planning to start reading?

  • Thundarr

    I didn’t think you’d get the reference Beepo, but I thought somebody on the site would catch it.  Pop culture aficionados my ass!

  • The Good Reverend

    Nice of you to stop by our website, Mr. President.

  • Oraxis

    I got bored with the quiz aftur about 25 questuns.  I was getting them all correkt, tho.

  • fatboypartridge

    i got everything but Tucson correct.

    but i don’t care about arizona, so i’m giving myself an A+.

  • Roger Moore

    I got all the words the used English English as opposed to American English – maybe it should be pointed out that the UK now have the interweb thingy. For Christ sake!! grin

  • The Good Reverend

    Yes, but Al Gore invented the web, so we will be using his spellings.

  • .alphamonkey.

    That’d be awesome if you could pick and choose which rights to waive.

  • grl69

    There is a reason English is called English. It is the language as used in England. This quiz tests for knowledge of Americanese, a little-known dialect of English.


  • Shadow Stalker

    I think it’s quite well known, Professor Higgins.  At least half of the people in America know it.

  • .alphamonkey.

    oh, snap.

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