22 June 2007

Wordplay

I like words. Nothing pleases me more than winning arguments about words. Our wedding invitation had a dictionary definition for marriage on it (the combination of the king and queen of the same suit, as in pinochle). Alas, our dictionary is still in a box – where it’s been since we moved nearly three years ago! Someday we’ll have bookcases and the dictionary will be returned to its place of honor.

Anyway. Mother Reader has a link to an entertaining vocabulary quiz. My score was 78%. What’s yours?

10 comments:

niobe said...

I like words too. There's a joke (but it's actually pretty close to being true) in my mother's family that we can't get through a meal without consulting the dictionary at least once.

Anonymous said...

81%. My husband and I have lovely arguments over the meanings of things. Really, by now he should know better.

Liz (Mystery Mommy posting from Nearby U.)

jen said...

i started and then you know, got intimidated. i'm a quitter.

Libby said...

93%. But, as I said at MR's site, I object to several of the definitions. I want to know who made the quiz!

susan said...

81%--but I agree, some odd definitions in there.

Pinky said...

71% - I hang my head in shame.

slouching mom said...

80%.

But I too think it's not a well-constructed quiz.

Still, it was fun!

PS No black clothing for me!
PPS Same grandmother.

Irish Goddess said...

We too love our dictionary, but apparently I need to consult it more frequently. It was shocking to me how many of those words I recognized and thought "Oh, I know this one!" only to find out I didn't. Bah.

Teryn said...

Eek. 67% -- but I switched to decaf this morning, so maybe that's what wrong :) I thought some of the definitions were a little weird, too.

mayberry said...

82% ...but I stopped after 25 questions. 100 was just too many!