i got 24,200. the last ones were super tough! embonpoint? pabulum? tricorn? never heard of them:)
26,800 and English is my second language :). But yes, the last ones were very tough!
I scored 29,600. Yeah, I felt super smart on the first few columns and then only could check the super random ones (that I only remember from studying for the GRE) in the last few columns. Fun work-break! :)
11900 - I'm German :)
34,200 - I do read alot...
Golly I don't know how but I got 31,000!! Who knew I was so loquacious! Haha but seriously, funambulist, come on, everyone knows that's a tightrope walker right? Is "tightrope walker" not a good enough name for it?! You should send this to your applicants to make sure they know that if they come across funambulist they're going to know what the deal is!! haha thanks for the fun afternoon distraction xx
I got 27,000 and I'm a native speaker. The last ones were tough and I only knew maladroit thanks to Weezer's album.
This is awesome! I got 24,800, not sure if that's good or bad!? I was feeling so smug until I got to the third column in the second page of words, and then was like…'Oh…' ;)
29,300. I am a voracious reader and was surprised to see that I am below the median for my age!
27,300--around the 70% percentile for my age. Not bad. Some of those words I hadn't even heard of, though!
37,500- English is not my native tongue- but so many of the more difficult words were French or had Latin roots- both languages I studied in high school
I was a little disappointed in mine! Only 25, 000! I thought I knew more than that. Guess I better read some more! Lol
32,800You better believe I'm going to be brushing up on my vocabulary at rice and retrying this in a few weeks. Thanks for sharing!!
25,800. I was obsessed with that New York Times dialect quiz that was circulating recently. Now this!
33,300 - that was HARD!
28,000 Wow thought I would do better Learning curve coming
27,700. And I second Weezer for giving me maladroit:)
34,100. Lol, my husband's first compliment to me after meeting for the first time was that I had a big vocabulary...
I got 33,200. There were a lot of hard ones that I definitely didn't know, but I knew one of the definitions for tricorn, Joanna - a type of hat!
39,000but I'm way middle-aged :)
27000. sigh.words at the end, I know several, but forget a way to define them lowers my count
haha sammie me too :)
24,800 and a native English speaker. Makes me want to brush up!
whoa, umberdeen, you rock!
32,600 - I may have to to look back it and look up some of them! Be sure I actually knew them as well as I thought and learn some new ones.
36,700. English professor for a father, Comparative Literature major who speaks French. Some of those words were French origin:).
17,700 and I am Portuguese!
34,400. Those last words were incredibly difficult.
34,200. This was super fun!
36,500! Fun quiz!
32,200 - Now I feel like I need to look up all the ones I didn't know.
I got 28,500
36,300 not too shabby
I scored 21,800. I'm Italian mother tongue, so I'm pretty satisfied :D Thanks for sharing, Joanna: the test is very fun.
32,600! Wow, now I'm going to go brag to my office-mates!
17,500 and i'm Russian. Feel kind of sad because i almost minored in English.
I got 28,300. . . very interesting!
24,200. I've always thought I had a decent vocabulary, but looking at some of the other responses, I wonder! Guess I'll be making time to read more fiction...glad to have an excuse! :)
22,500! What a fun game :)
22500 - what a fun quiz :)
21,000 words...I think I need to read more!
How fun! Reading all the results made me feel so competitive. I scored 25,500. Maybe all that reading has paid off.Towards the end there were so many unfamiliar words. Can't wait to look them up.
31,100! A little disappointing, as a PhD student in the humanities...
24,400, eh...could be better. Some of those words were pretty out there. I had an online dictionary opened up in a second window just to see what the words really meant.
15,600. that's pretty embarrassing!
33,900... but I must say, most of the more challenging words were GRE vocabulary from 4-5 years ago.
42,300. I am a writer, though.
18,700 - I am Russian. But I was hoping to do better....
22,200 (and I'm a math teacher who reads all summer...)
39,200! Yay for acting Shakespeare and speaking French...both very helpful. :) Was happy as I busted the emotions quiz more than I would have thought...
Interesting! I got 25,000... and I work as a writer! Whoooops. I was familiar with most of the words but not clear on their meanings... shoot. I guess I need to brush up. :)Michelle from PermanentDaydream.com
20,000Foreingner (English is actually my 3rd language). Nice ego boost, I admit.Thanks so much for the link, it will be heavily shared!http://icrossedtheatlantic.blogspot.com/
13000 i'm a NON native speaker and i went in England only for a month ten years ago. I learned it this well by watching billions of TV series. It sound funny i know :D Kisses from Milan to all of you
I got 23,600. Most of the words were somewhat familiar to me but couldn't fathom them without a context. English is not my native language but I do read a lot. Apparently, it pays :)
32,600 I need to read more fiction. I read too much YA. And I'm a writer. That number should be higher.
34,200. I don't read as much as I want to, but I'm good with this.
21800 and I'm French! But that actually helped with words like embonpoint! :)
32,400! But I'm a book editor, so I'd better have a big vocabulary...and some of these were still stumpers.
Only 24,100 :( I'm a voracious reader, but I guess my vocabulary isn't great. Time to brush up!
42,700 I was immensely fortunate in my state-funded, comprehensive education and local public libraries.
19,800. I'm Brazilian.
34,500Interesting! I credit a lot of those words to fiction reading (esp. older works like Dickens).
25,200 for me. In some cases, I found myself thinking I knew a word (for example, "pastiche"), but after doing a quick Google search in a separate window to check myself, found that I'd almost had it, but not quite!
33,200. Some of these words I've never even heard of! Williwaw? Terpsichorean ? Hypnopompic! Haha. I will have to work more of these into everyday conversation...
31,500. That last column was wicked!
35,400. Lots of words I'd never heard before!
29,200 those last choices were tricky!letters2slinkie.com
29,200. Those last few were tricky!letters2slinkie.com
29,000.Now I want to go learn all the words I couldn't tick...
My score is a 29,500. Not sure if that is good? I am going to look-up a ton of the words I did not know though...Love this test!
25,000! I can so do better. Interestingly, speaking a foreign language (French) helped me quite a bit with some of these words, but I'm embarrassed that with a degree in English, I only hit 25k!
24,400- I don't feel as bad about it after reading others' answers, also I'm not a native speaker, I'm Polish. This one was tough!
As an English major...I should hang my head...21,000. Cool quiz!
28,100. It isn't bad, but I thought I'd be higher!
I'm a tad concerned that people whose first language is NOT english scored higher than I did! YIKES! I need to crack a book… stat!
28,700- not too shabby :)
Dang! I thought I knew a lot then saw folks in the 30k + I'm 22,000 lol. I need to read even more. Not helping my case reading a novel set in Russia...
34,500Librarian and do the crossword everyday, so actually thought I could do better!
39,800 but that's because a). I'm almost 50 and b). have spent 30 years working in book publishing so have read on average 2 books a week all my life, It's all in the reading folks. So impressed by the scores of the non- native speakers here, truly an achievement. Very fun quiz.
I got 30,100 ... the overachiever in me wants it to be higher! (My sister would throw a pillow at me right about now).
31,100. Reading helps!
I scored 27,000, much higher than I expected! www.gggeetika.com
22,900 words. this is so cool!! i am such a word nerd :) thanks joanna!
15,600 and then 17,800. Hey, at least I'm honest.
36,900...but dang, now I want to look up those other words! I'll be sharing this with my family (of word nerds!) Thanks for the fun afternoon diversion!
23,300. should i be embarrassed . . . ???
34,400. Fun quiz!
25.7k - way below the median for my age! You have some seriously brilliant (or bookish?) readers. Nice work - cool post as always...
15,800. I've known that my vocal count is limited. I read quite a bit of fiction, but don't stop to look up words that I do not understand. I want to change that though.
Exactly 30,000! Not bad considering that I only read science articles and the news.
27,600. I feel like I need to read more now!
I got 19,900. But then again I'm 18 and haven't started college yet. So hopefully this is just a platform for more! haha.
Mine was 24,000...a little below the median for my age. Not sure how I feel about that...maybe I should start reading some more classics :).
I got 27,700 -- guess I've got some more reading to do! :)www.ahealthymrs.com
32,100. What fun! I'm totally sharing this with everyone I know! :-)EmiliaMcG.blogspot.com
28,400. I think I need to brush up on my reading!
16,000 I'm Brazilian
14,300. I am 20 years old.
37,500. I love to read! I also read a lot of historical fiction and a lot of the more difficult words in this test crop up in that literary genre.
I got 35,000. Reading a lot helps, but it's got to be older fiction. Modern fiction doesn't build the vocabulary as well. I was beat by my brainy 19-year-old son, though, at 39,700.
22,000 which surprised me. I thought I had a good vocabulary! I read a lot but basically no fiction. I would have done better if the harder ones were science related. :)
Hey Joanna! I got 21,000. The last few columns were pretty difficult! Thanks for sharing..that was fun.:)
25,900 and I am from Spain.
37,500 words!! Makes sense, I scored high on my GRE test back in the day.
27,500 words. a little above average for my age :)
Mine was 30,800. I love these kinds of tests - they're so fascinating! It makes me want to learn even more. And maybe that's because I was a champion speller in elementary school. :)
34,700. I was really honest though.
29,000. Native English speaker. I was impressed by the words in the final column; I don't think I knew any of them and had only ever heard one or two.Thanks for the fun distraction!http://www.fullbellywornsoles.com
27,800. I was feeling quite smug for the first bit. It got difficult quickly! I'm very impressed with those who scored higher!
I got 24,000 and english is one of my three native languages!I need to read more I guess! I know some words because I know their Greek root, since I am also a native Greek speaker.
30,600 words….was surprised there were so many i did not know. kudos to Umbereen who figured some out because of latin.
I got waaaay too confident on the first column, then only managed to check a few words on the last one :) still got 22 400 words, and i'm french !
15,640, it's a little low compared to others posted here but i wasn't surprised by that. I've been playing Luminosty games the last couple weeks and realized that my vocab needed improvement :) I must read much more often!
31,100...This is the new party game! Speaking of games, has anyone played Anomia? I did on new years and am now totally obsessed. Super fun and wordy...
32,300... but I think it helped that a few words were randomly related to my field (tricorn, raiment).
23800! I didn't tick any in the last column. It was like reading a foreign language. :)
30,800 - I read literature written in the early to mid 1900s, which accounts for quite a few of the words!
27,500. I only knew two from the last column!
Yikes, tough test!! 35,100.
I only scored a 25,000 and I am working on my PhD...proving how infrequently I have been reading fiction in the past 5 years.
OMG! I did horribly! 19,800 - it says that most people with english as their native tongue fall in the 20,000-35,000 range. Oy! I'm an English major! And a blogger! I need to brush up...maybe I was too honest.
16,900 for a non native English speaker...
29,400 which seems low for an English teacher :(
33,900 - I read a lot, and I'd credit working with snooty English people in London for the upper quarter of my knowledge for sure.
26,800; I need to start reading more books!
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Well, my score is too embarrasing to post! Doing it again...
34900 - I lecture in communication and media studies, have learned some French and also read a lot (of historical novels). As others have mentioned - heaps of French-based and historic vocab that probably wouldn't even be in a standard English dictionary anymore.
31,100. My 8 year old got 12,400. It was a fun mother-daughter activity :)
36,500. Oh, that last column.
I got 45,000 words and was disappointed! Finnegans Wake has that many FONTS nevermind words! I love to test tests, so did you know based on the info YOU give (EG if Rmglish is a 2nd language) AUTOMATICALLY it reduces your stat. I will always destest tests but find them funny. The school I went to was a Gifted & Talented school where it was like Ender's Game/ Wow! Lots of blog followers! Sill me over here writing a silly thesis on Joyce! You probably made money off it too. Well playws. Damn you Social Media. YouTube "Neil Sanders social medi" 11 minute clip, pretty good. Bye Blosphere. OED? Nooshere? Thanks!It's all a nonsense test to get your information! Well done. It tests NOTHING. Telepathy,
25,700, French speaker (it helps, lots of the words you don't know are from French, like tricorn or embonpoint (means you're a bit plump!), a tricorn is a hat with three sides)i couldn't remember prurient and others I know I 've learned on vocabualry.com!
I got 31 300. I am Norwegian, and quite pleased with my result :)
19.400 ... but english is not my first language (I'm portuguese, living in Portugal). So I think it is ok...
28,200 woohoo! I'm South African and I think our vocab is pretty good. I have heard comments when travelling abroad that South African English is closer to the Queen's English than many other Commonwealth countries/the US. Sweet :)
23,400 English is my third language (guess French and Latin helps for understanding some though words)Nice break!
got 30,000! not a native speaker but being French helped (for once!) since there were a lot of french words / latin rootsloved this test!
How funny! I blogged only today about how annoying my child's obsession with the musical Cats is, but that's where I first encountered and learned the word "terpsachorean", so I guess I have to thank TS Eliot and Amdrew Lloyd Webber for that, if nothing else. Great quiz.
34,000, but I read constantly and am a word geek!
26,300 and right on the 50th percentile for my age. Was feeling a bit disappointed with that until I read the bit at the bottom saying that all of the results are in the 90th percentile of the population as a whole - "I guess it's a certain type of person who likes doing vocabulary tests on the internet"! Ha!
32,900 - but speaking French helped a lot :)
34,100 - but being bilingual (French is my second language) helped!! Now I'm off to go google some of those weird words... :)
33700! not too bad for a foreigner :!
25,800 -- seems small to me, I am a voracious reader but apparently I need to open a dictionary more. fun little quiz!Welcome back!
I got 25,400. Not too bad!
24,500. And now I definitively know it should be a much higher number. let the learning begin!!
24,800 and I'm native English speaker. I guess reading more can always help? Interesting idea for quiz. I enjoyed perusing the data after the quiz.
32500 I saw Parsimonious and that was a word I had to look up in the past because some jerk used it in an email to me.. as in my responses were parsimonious. I thought they were succinct!
34,500, not too shabby:)
33,600... i'm ok with that...
20,000 :) haha, I need to read more!! English is even my first (and only) language. Very insightful test!
24,900wordsand I'm not a native speaker! I just watch to many movies -.-
33,600, but I was an English lit major. I think I might have known more back when I was reading loads and loads of old novels and plays. Total mommy brain these days. Fun quiz!
I'm not even going to post my score!! I'm going to look up all the words I don't know, read a lot more fiction, and take the test again another time...THEN I'll post my new score. :)
29,800. I read for a living...children's librarian ;-)
34,000 I read lots of Nabokov whose vocabulary is astonishing. I keep a dictionary alongside to learn all the new words.
Such a fun quiz! I'm like you guys- Joanna, Sammie, and Rosie- I felt good until I got to the last columns... I scored 25, 4000. Not too bad for my age, but as someone that loves to read, I thought I'd do a little better. Maybe I should read more. Or maybe it's the books I'm reading? Oh well. It was a fun mental break. :) ThreeSistersAttic.blogspot.com
Step 2 Column 2 contained some of my favorite words! Ragamuffin? I died.39,300.Welcome to Metro City!!!!
31,500. English is my second language. It does help that many of the test's more difficult words have French roots.
I got 36,200. I'll happily take it & look forward to improving.
22,200. Fudge. :( Better brush up on my vocab words.
18,200 words. Go me!
I'm proud of myself...I thought I was a lot rustier than the test showed. English is my second language and I havent spoken a word in like 2 years! GO MEEE....Got 19.100 :) (I need to do some more reading, i know)
Not to get all science-nerdy on a fun vocabulary-nerd exercise, but this methodology seems a little faulty, doesn't it? Seems to me this test only accurately measures what the test taker THINKS he or she knows, right? Like, maybe you THINK you know from tricorn, but then again, maybe you are wrong. Also, I don't know about anybody else, but I had a serious urge to fib and check boxes next to words I'm say 90% sure about, though 90% is not the same is knowing for sure! Seems like a multiple choice test would yield more accurate results. All that said, fibbing and errors included, I got 25,800…time to get the book club started again:)
38,500! I am an absolutely voracious reader, so I suppose that would account for it!
18.100 - English is not my native tongue, so I think that is pretty good! :D
31,300...I'm not sure how?! Seems I know more random words than I thought? :) Thanks for the fun afternoon distraction...
32,900. Love to read
Thanks for the link!Scored 14,100 as a non native speaker after about 10 years of English in school and a one year stay in the US more than 10 years ago.BUT I also did the test with my son who is turning 5 in March. Since he is 2,5 years old he is going to an international school with 50% native English speaking teachers. English is his 3rd language. And I am so surprised he scored 2,660!
Scored 20,000 words, being a non-native speaker but currently studying English in my second year of college, I'd say it's pretty good?
27,200 - talk about tough words!
33,100, but it would be better if I read more. You learn a lot of weird words when you study poetry--I forgot I knew "oneiromancy" until today.
31,200 - but I've just been studying with my 5th grade daughter for the spelling bee!
I got 20,300 and am embarrassed! I'll just tell myself I was too brutally honest and didn't check ones that I probably knew... ;/
35,000 words, and whoa! That last line was TOUGH!!
21,800. Hasn't been an issue yet! (0;
That was fun! I am definitely a "word nerd."I got 25,700, which looks pretty average from skimming over the other comments. I always thought I had a relatively large vocabulary - guess I'm not as loquacious as I thought! ;)
10.500 :( But english is my second language and I've never been to an english speaking country... so I guess I'm fine :P
32,500! oh my gosh! it must be because i read so much. I love to read!
21,600. 39 yrs old. College grad. I better do something about this...I'm too old to be so limited.
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