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    Sierra
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    So I’m going to go out on a limb here and start my own first topic… How many of you wordsmiths out there have wondered just how big your vocabulary is? Especially when compared to the rest of the… less linguistically gifted population. I did a fair bit of research on this a while back for an article I did on another blog, and I happened to stumble across this test.

    http://testyourvocab.com/

    I took ones on several different sites that gave me scores ranging from 12 to 25 thousand words, and this one was by far the most thorough. Any thoughts?

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    Emma Flournoy
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    That’s really neat. I’m not a wordsmith but I like tests like this. My result was ‘Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be: 26,500 words.’
    Neato.
    Congrats for your own topic. πŸ˜€

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    Kate Flournoy
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    Well that was fun… πŸ˜€ My result was 31,300.

    @sierra-r

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 3 weeks ago by  Kate Flournoy.

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    Brianna Storm Hilvety
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    Ooooh, how fascinating! Thanks for sharing, Sierra! My result was 31,900. πŸ™‚ The dictionary and thesaurus have always been two of my favorite books. πŸ˜‰

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    Josiah DeGraaf
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    25,400 words.

    Apparently I’m average. =P

    Writing fantasy stories w/superheroes. Β· josiahdegraaf.com


    Daeus
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    21,400

    Apparently I’m an idiot. I find that spectacular. It means I don’t have the option of seeming intelligent at the expense of my listeners.

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    Kate Flournoy
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    @aratrea @daeus sorry, not buying it. From either of you. XD

    INFP. As weird as you think I am, and then some. https://kateeverythingwriting.wordpress.com/

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    Daeus
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    @aratrea According to my knowledge of vocabulary, she seems to be wanting a refund on the course now that she knows our true intelligence.

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    Kate Flournoy
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    *siiiiiigh* Don’t listen to him.

    INFP. As weird as you think I am, and then some. https://kateeverythingwriting.wordpress.com/

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    Brianna Storm Hilvety
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    @aratrea You’re not average. @daeus You’re not an idiot (especially since you can formulate such clever, sarcastic comebacks). Case closed. πŸ˜›

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    Daeus
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    Awww… but I like being an idiot!

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    Dragon Snapper
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    And @daeus is the moderator? πŸ˜›

    *melts chair*

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    Gabrielle
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    @daeus A person can measure as an idiot in one category and a genius in another. A single test does not (can not) determine either. So I’m with @kate-flournoy and @theliterarycrusader; you can not accurately claim the title of idiot. My apologies. πŸ™‚

    Oh and I got a fantabulous 21,800. πŸ™‚

    I WILL survive college. Probably. https://thegreatrisingpuzzlement.wordpress.com/

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    Daeus
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    @winter-rose Ok, I guess I’ll have to take your word for it. πŸ˜₯ After all, I am a genius in finding limitless ice cream supplies…😊😊😊

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    Audrey Caylin
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    Ice cream???? I’d rather have limitless ice cream supplies than good vocabulary! πŸ˜‰

    I’m below average, but since I’m not an “adult” yet, I guess I’m doing okay. I’m going to have my family take this test though πŸ˜€

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