The words get harder as you go along. My score got up to 47 out of 50 but then crashed to 42 then back up to 43 where I quite after 1230 grains of rice (10 for each correct answer). Lots of educated guesses.
I was all prepared to peal out a triple bob of Oeco, Oeco, Oeco, because I could have sworn that this had been already posted. It isn’t here though so I must have seen it elsewhere (language hat?). Yes, it’s an addictive site, I keep getting annoyingly tripped up just when I think I’m on a roll. Perseverance is the key.
I discovered it from the languagehat site and it’s good fun. Got straight to 50 but now I just keep going so that I can always leave my level at 50 - means a longish session sometimes. Some great words turn up in the meantime.
Great conversation over at your site, LH. It is fun. The folks did a great job on picking the words, and, as you note in the discussion, they have a wicked sense of humor.
edit: just including sinistral at all shows the sense of humor. I got it because I’ve heard left-handed people complain about ugly words related to them and positive words related to their counterparts (adroit).
Between all my various addresses, about a dozen people sent me to that site, including the people who run the thing. Lots of fun! The highest I got was 47--and only then because many of the harder words were of French origin.
Was annoyed that I could never get past 50, then looked at the FAQ and saw that 50 is the maximum score. Came back here to report this and I see that it was already mentioned. Guess I should read more carefully.
Yesterday 48,038,530 grains (about 6K cups) of rice were donated.
Sorry to be cheeky but wouldn’t this vary depending on whether we are talking about long-grained rice like basmati or short-grained rice like calrose or arborio (the stuff that risotto is made from)? I’m willing to wager, erm say a loaf of bread, that a cup of long-grained rice will contain more grains than a cup of short-grained rice.
Great site. I bounced around from 41 -47 before the repeats kicked in.