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Really? Epiphany, Ruckus, Shenanigans (and a couple of others) are forgotten English words? Has there been a time warp I’m unaware of?
To say nothing of some of the definitions… ‘a pitifully person’ for example
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Well I’m sure she didn’t earn it reading this crap.
is this scored honestly? They gave me maximum score. I knew less than half of them, and a few others had clues within themselves to go by, but surely I must have made several mistakes. How did the rest of you score?
I’m a professor and not too humble.
really! how interesting!
If you do this twice with different answers, you get the same result. All correct. Stupid quiz.
Yeah I tried it 3 times, all different but same perfect score
I did it twice, first time I was some sort of professor, second time I click only on the first answer and the results said I didn’t know most of the words.
This test is BS,I know that I didn’t know half of the words,but still got highest score!
I was feeling like I accomplished something with my perfect score until I read the comments…
That’s what I felt also.
What a disappointment! First off, as others have noted, the wording on the definitions is terrible and some don’t even make sense. And there is no way to see the correct answers! What’s the point?
Yeah, I remember one that was absurdly wrong. Hell, after reading all the comments Have to go back to see exactly how bad the quiz is. Well, Nicole King and Mary Sojourner liked it, and they’re geniuses.
I concur with the dishonesty (or at least faulty scoring mechanism) of the test. I did it once straight, got the English Professor, which surprised me, as some of the first few were very challenging. Then I did the test again, looking up the words of which I was unsure, and again scored the perfect (or 99.9%, as if such a delineation would be possible with so few questions). Normally I would roll my eyes and move on, but this quiz can potentially do actual harm, to all those would-be wordsmiths walking around thinking a piggensnye is something small but important. Just another case of the Man trying to keep us down!
I couldn’t find “piggensnye” on Google.
“Just another case of the Man trying to keep us down!”
What provoked that idiotic remark? Certainly not the quiz. What’s wrong with you?
Lighten up. The end sentence is clearly a joke. If that wasn’t clear to you, I don’t know what to tell you.
Maybe YOU’RE working for the MAN! No wonder you’re trying to undermine me. I’m onto you, Niku! (Also a joke, in case you’re still humor-impaired.)
As for what’s wrong with me: that’s a different question, and one with a much longer, and non-PG appropriate answer.
I admit that my comments tend to be on the snarky side. That’s why I’ve sworn many times to STOP posting my them. Unfortunately, that’s a pledge that i have been unable to keep; fortunately, I’m still the sweet. lovable, even adorable,guy that I have always been; Even so, I do worry about the cumulative effects. I mean, are people who say F and MF every other sentence really human? I’m convinced that such language not only reflects the soul but corrodes it. As to your “humor,” thanks for telling me about your intent, but I still don’t think it’s funny, not even close.
Thanks for the good-natured reply. Sorry about your lack of sense of humor. Keep at it; you never know when it might kick in!
There seem to be several of these “click bate” tests out there that intentionally inflate your reported score, evidently trying to get you to spread them further. Very aggravating! On one other test I intentionally answered about a third incorrectly, and still got the highest score. I only had to make an “educated guess” on a couple of these, and of course was rated as an “English Professor”.
Agreed. Did you know you spelled bait incorrectly?? Since it’s a vocabulary test, I felt I needed to bring that to your attention. LOL
Unless you consider the old usage/origins of ‘bate’, in which case it becomes a very obscure and rather poor pun, which seems appropriate given the subject.;-) Experience with these “tests” will lessen the chance of clicking on them in the future. Perhaps we can coin a new term, “click (a)bate”, for such lures that people will learn to avoid, opposite what is intended. LOL
I’m so pathetic, I wanted to point that out, too.
Now that shows imagination. I never thought boy that, but I won’t be doing it after learning the this quiz is a joke.
I seldom bother to correct people’s spelling, because I make so many typos myself. I don’t know if it’s because I have peripheral neuropathy, but that’s the case. I just noticed that I had made two serious mistakes, now corrected. Too bad that Spellcheck is not more widely.
English Professor here…at least 99.9% lol!
How utterly disgusting and abjectly sad that mendacity would appeal to those ostensibly seeking to engage the minds of others in the form of a quiz—a challenge of great interest to language lovers. This is one of those moments where we query one other, ‘Has it come to this? Really?’
I hate to tell you, but I use most of these words at least once a week. Perhaps the problem is with your impoverished vocabulary.
You are a liar. Most of these words don’t even exist anymore
Niku, did you ever think maybe Nicole is a little bit smarter then you, Or she at least has a more extensive vocabulary then you.
No, that thought has never occurred to me. However, I can understand why someone with only a modest vocabulary, like you? can be easily impressed by a faker like Nicole. I’m tempted to go through that list word-by word to explain why NO ONE uses many of them “once a week,” but it would require too much time for someone in your class.
And yet here they are, in a quiz.
You can rely upon Disqus if you want. My vocabulary is large enough to recognize words that are no longer in use. Sure, there are words for which I couldn’t give you the definition, but there are NO words in circulation that I wouldn’t recognize. There are several levels of vocabulary ranging from words in your speaking vocabulary down. The bottom level consists of words that don’t exist, or have not been used for ages past, or are only used in very rare and specialized cases. People whose vocabulary is large enough, like me, can easily spot such words. True, there are many words for which I cannot supply definitions ,but I know when they are words still in circulation. There are no words in circulation which are entirely unknown to me. If I am totally unfamiliar with a word, that means that it is used so rarely that it barely exists, and it is certainly not a word that anyone, including Nicole King, “…uses on almost a weekly basis.” Really? BS. Some of these words are not used anywhere in the world on a “almost weekly” basis. That’s why I have. no qualms about saying that she, and the other woman, are shameless liars.
I was commenting on your assertion that “Most of these words don’t even exist anymore,” pointing out that they must, being shown in the quiz above.
I have no comment on your comment about Nicole King.
You’re giving Disqus more credit than it deserves.
I don’t know where you’re going with this, I made no comment about Discus.
You probably found this on a Matador.network page (I did), I don’t know how they got my address, but these guys pass our addresses around. Anyway, it seems to me that Matador probably got their quiz from Disqus, so that’s why I mentioned it. Now I could be mistaken about that, but that’s why I mentioned Discus. I had just assumed, perhaps incorrectly, that you had the same experience and had made the same inference.
So, you are telling us, that you actively listen and read everything that the 1.5 billion people who are currently speaking the English language are saying?
So that there are “NO words in circulation that you are not aware of”?
Well, hello… I call bullshit on you! 🙂
Feel free, but I know what I know, and I know that my vocabulary is big enough to know when a word is not in current usage. However, I did think of one exception. Sometimes there are words used in vary special circumstances, such as various trades. How they gained entry to the dictionary is another story, but such words are unknown to the general public. Anyway, supposeis there is Framus that is used to, say, remove corrosion from a cast iron pipe, I don’t know that word, and I don’t feel the lesser for that ignorance. Also, you can make educated guesses from the spelling. Some combinations of letters just don’t appear in English, so if Disqus tries to sump you with one of those, you can be pretty sure that the word doesn’t exist. Remember, Nicole King said that she uses “MOST of the words at least once a week.” What does your bullshit detector say about that? I’ve already stated my opinion.
My bullshit detector says: bullshit on that too… even though that one might be a little closer to the truth…
The english dictionary contains ~171,476 words at the moment and they say that a woman speaks an average of 20,000 words a day (so I take it that it is possible to talk that much, and if you write you can get a few more)
so 20k x 7 days a week gives you a grand total of ~140,000 words spoken, so it is fairly ok to say that the person uses most of the english words in a week…
But that calculation doesnt take into consideration that a lot of those words can be VERY repetitive like articles and pronouns, so the actual count is actually lower.
Still closer to the truth than to say that basically you completely know what words are in circulation… for that you MUST be completely aware of how EVERYBODY speaks the english language at ALL times. Which is really hard. Unless you are from the NSA. Then that’s easy peasy. 😉
Well that was an improbably high score. Something tells me the results on this are faked.
So everyone gets “English Professor”. Yay. We all go home with trophies. This is a pitifully quiz.
I wish that you’d show the correct answers so that we could learn from our mistakes!
I sincerely doubt the accuracy of the conclusion. While I would relish the opportunity to instruct others as an “English Professor” it is far more plausible that I would be employed as the school custodian. Granted I am an incessant reader and lexophile but I threw caution to the wind when guessing a few of these and suspect the quiz was more clickbait. Whether determining your “stripper name” or assigning you an I Q number these ploys are lame attempts at appealing to our Id and I was suckered just like ya’ll.
Gives you a positive result no matter what you pick. Ugh I hate clickbait like this.
Liars! I’m NOT smart after all!
This is why it’s always better to tell people the truth. We may think we’re doing a kindness, but no good comes of evil.
So everybody here got 99.9% right?
Yeah, seems to be so.
Victor Mwansa Mwenya,
That seems to be the case, although only Nicole King and Mary Sojourner were brave enough to tell everyone how brilliant they are.
I’m from India and I got quite a lot of them right. Some of them are sill in use like “Ruckus” for example.
“Ruckus” is a word that’s COMMONLY used.
I read the other comments after I posted my first comment and now it seems that this is a farce and I really don’t know whether the answers I gave are correct or not. I also couldn’t find “piggensnye” on Google. Maybe the word was never in existence, let alone be forgotten.
It’s a term of endearment, albeit one I’ve never heard of until now.
And you’ll never hear it again.
Many of the choices were synonymous with the definition. Fetching = Rich, Pretty, or Luxurious. Pompous = Fancy, Inflated, or large quantity. It’s like common core / no child left behind.
Don’t think so. Why are so many here stuck in the lizard brain and unable to learn? To be tautological, Fetching would be = going and getting the frisbee.
Boooooo! I’m still using about 25% of these words. And the definitions are incorrect.
I “use” some of them, too, but only in a restricted sense. i mean, I understand many of these words when I see them in something I’m reading, but there are only a few (six or seven) that I would use in normal conversation, plus a few more that I would use if I thought that the person I was taking to was better educated than I am. You can’t push it too far, though. I know what reaction I have when I hear someone using a word that he doesn’t understand. I certainly would never want to cause the same reaction in someone else. However, I went back today to review the words and to look up the definitions of those I didn’t know. I just looked up all of the words I didn’t know, and I now know them all. I also now know that “petichor, tmesis, pilgarlic, and pigesny are words that I’ll never use in any context, although “mumpsimus” would be good IF ANYONE ELSE KNEW THE MEANING. Actually, I find it pretty cool, but you can’t use a word if the listener probably doesn’t know it. Oh, upon reflection, I do see some value in knowing petihor, tmesis, pilargic and pigesny: they might be on a quiz.
It should be hooray if you are a user, albeit a grumpy one.
While happy to be using them, I say Boo to the Quiz author for presenting these words as “Forgotten” when, as I say, 25% of them are still in use, remembered.
Some valuable learning is learning that you already know something. Look up Melt the Grumpy.
didn’t I just say I am happy? I Booed with an abundance of glee and verve! It was a truly enthusiastic Boo! No one Boos with more sunshine than I do, I guarantee you, no problem there.
Just like Trump’s small penis disclaimer.
I’m a professor ! Hooray ! three times I’ve been asked if I was a history teacher and also if I was an artist I went to grade school, then to juvenile reform school, there two educators took me in and they told me that there was something with me like I had a brain that it was imperative I change my social environment or else I could end up in jail and it would be a waste. I had a very rough job as a pipe fitter for central heating, rough but well paid. So I started spying on these “rich” kids, how they dressed, how they talked then I moved in no sweat, one of them kids’ father was teaching English and German 3rd and 4th year in high school since I always asked him to translate the “Rolling stone” title he decided to teach me English and this changed my life for the better.
Didn’t Biden use it not too long ago?
Use what? This quiz? I certainly hope not, I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone.
Somebody got up cranky. Look up Melt the Grumpy. Biden, i think, used gobbledygook.
The results of this quiz reminded me that I had decided to never again participate in any of your quizzes. Why did I take this position? Simply because the detailed results are never shown. Sure, being called a “college professor” is pleasing, but not pleasing enough to compensate for the fatal flaw in your quizzes: we are never shown which words we got wrong or right. Why did I break my vow and take this test? That was a long time ago, and I simply forgot. I haven’t seen any of your tests for awhile, and I simply forgot about them. That’s why you caught me this time. I’ll try not to let that happen again.
I go with the rapidly escalating deterioration of the English language. I know and use 75% of those words regularly.
God! anther liar. If you and Nicole King were forced to share a cell together you wouldn’t utter 10% of these words in your life times. Does it make you feel good about yourself to say such things? Maybe you have something. Okay, i’ll try: I could have beaten Ali with one hand tied behind me. Hmm, I don’t feel any better. Maybe I need more practice.
What a load of bullshit.
If you missed 1 question out of 21, shouldn’t your score be 95.23809523809524%, not 99.9%.
How the hell do you get, like a 47th of a question wrong?
It’s a percentile.
haha. is this really fake? and there i was really happy that they called me an English professor lol
Another fake quiz page designed to STEAL YOUR CLICKS. Never coming back to matadornetwork. All quizzes here are fake.
This quiz is a joke or something. While there are some real words in there, after taking it a few times and purposely trying to get wrong answers, I still got the prof answer. When I tried to get every question wrong on purpose, I got a “BS good job you did great.” I really hope that this was made by a kid learning how to make stuff online, otherwise it was most likely made by a sociopath who would prefer to confuse people vs educate them. I’m just trying to save anyone on here some time and an unneeded headache due to trolls.
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