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English quiz with 3 levels of difficulty
Posted: 13 December 2010 03:18 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Posted: 13 December 2010 05:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Five out of six in 36 seconds at the “egghead” level. I missed the question on the Lincolnshire dialect word stithurum. (I don’t feel bad about that.)

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Posted: 13 December 2010 05:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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5 out of 6 in 38 seconds, and it was stitherum that tripped me up as well.

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Posted: 13 December 2010 05:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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4 out of 6 in 39 seconds at Egghead. The dialect one got me too along with the place name not derived from OE.

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Posted: 13 December 2010 06:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Language can be intense - Quiz
Beat the clock and take part in our three-level quiz. Test your knowledge of the origins, evolution and oddities of the English language.

As you play, an object from the exhibition will be revealed. Select a level and start playing!

* Easy peasy
* Fair to middlin
* Egghead

Which Shakespeare play has most citations in the Oxford English Dictionary?

* Hamlet
* Romeo and Juliet
* A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Quotations from Hamlet are used in nearly 1,600 definitions.
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Congratulations!

You answered all the questions in 00 min 54 sec

and entered 4 correct answers, so…
Your score on this level is 4/6!

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Posted: 13 December 2010 07:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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4 out of 6, but it took me a full minute.

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Posted: 14 December 2010 05:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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5/6, and “stitherum” is ridiculous—I guess they’re trying to keep people from getting perfect scores.

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Posted: 14 December 2010 03:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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4/6 - failed on stitherum and guesse3d R&J rather than Hamlet. Didn’t note time, but possibly over a minute (however, I am just back from the pub).

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Posted: 14 December 2010 11:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Dr Fortran - 14 December 2010 03:47 PM

4/6 - failed on stitherum and guesse3d R&J rather than Hamlet. Didn’t note time, but possibly over a minute (however, I am just back from the pub).

My holes were Stitherum and Barbecue.

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Posted: 15 December 2010 01:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Dr Fortran - 14 December 2010 03:47 PM

guesse3d

Typing wasn’t too good either after a couple of glasses of Shiraz…

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Posted: 15 December 2010 06:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Edmund Wilson used to write whilst drinking according to an astonished Gore Vidal in a review of his I once read.
I got 3/6 in the fair to middlin and 4/6 in the egghead with educated guesses in both.

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Posted: 15 December 2010 03:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Wont tell yo my skore but i just went out a bouhgt “Frist Steps in English”

I thot “Stitherum” was from Harry Poter and “Barbaceu” was a brand of shaving creem. U live and learn even from crummy quzzes.

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Posted: 15 December 2010 11:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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[size=1]I am not proud of my score.[/size]

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Posted: 18 December 2010 01:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Got 5/6, failed on the “Den of Thieves”.  “Stitherum” I guessed on the grounds that a word ending in “um” was more likely to be an abstract noun (on the basis of “omnium gatherum"). All the others were really educated guesses, too.

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Posted: 27 December 2010 08:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Stitherum I guessed because of “sty”.

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Posted: 29 December 2010 03:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Dr Fortran - 15 December 2010 01:15 AM

Dr Fortran - 14 December 2010 03:47 PM

...after a couple of glasses of Shiraz…

Who keeps you supplied with Shiraz? I thought it was of Mughal origin and brewed/drunk in India only as shirazi. Please enlighten when you are sober next.

[ Edited: 29 December 2010 03:35 AM by Aniruddha ]
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