Tuesday, November 13, 2007

free rice

Want something fun to do on the internet? How bout a vocab quiz? It's called "Free Rice" and it's one of those things where, if you click on something, someone donates something. But this one gives you a word to define and, depending how you answer, gives you progressively harder or easier words. And you just keep clicking...and clicking...and clicking.... So far, I top out at level 47. You? (My advantage: they think medical words are difficult.)

12 comments:

towwas said...

Omg! I just got to 48 'cause I knew what "leman" meant! Leman? Anybody with me?

J-Vo said...

Haven't cracked 45 yet...

I think your success is in no small part due to your knowledge of many languages and word roots.

Sarah Moffett said...

OK, seriously, how bored are you at work these days?

David J said...

Doesn't "Le Man" mean "the man"?

Sophist said...

42. I guess I have a small vocabulary!

Sophist said...

how do you KNOW these words?? "Leman" indeed. So after trying a few more minutes I got to 43.

Then I cheated and used a dictionary to get to level 48 just to see what kinds of words would be used. At that point I was looking up 9/10 words. How do you know all these words - is it from reading? or writing?

towwas said...

"Leman" is in a song we're singing in Christmas this year. It means "sweetheart." I know these words from reading, mostly, and guessing and vague associations. I didn't think I was that unusual!

Allison said...

Wow, I can make it to 43 but that's it. This explains your skill at scrabulous, too. :)

Racine said...

Couldn't get past 50 today...

Interestingly, when I wasn't sure of a word's meaning, I found that the correct answer was the one I lighted on first, before thinking about it. Trust your gut or trust your head?

towwas said...

Yes, Racine, the same is true for me! Should've known you'd get to 50, you with your ancient languages.

Sophist said...

FIFTY??? Well there's a good reason you couldn't get past fifty - if you look at the FAQ, 50 is the highest level. :-)

HT and I got to 48 today with our combined vocabularies. That means that each of us alone would have scored 24.

grrrbear said...

I can't get higher than 43 either, but I'm claiming it's because there's a bias - there's almost no terms from industrial metalworking in here...