Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Huh

Sporadically I am excessively garrulous, but geez:


I'm not sure if any of the posts tagged I am a nerd are as nerdy as this.  And do I really have over 250 of those posts?  Oh, bother.

Hat tip: Tam, a professional scrivener.

19 comments:

scoobyintexas said...

I got 29800 (top 0.15%), and I've seen 1 score higher than mine but lower than yours. I'm guessing you got all correct, the one that scored around 30200 (top 0.12%) missed one of the very hard words, and I missed either one of the not so hard words or a couple of the hardest.

I are not a pro writer, though. I just remember some of my GRE studying.

Guffaw in AZ said...

I've not yet taken the test, but while I can be verbose, my expectations compared to you, Tam, Brigid,Peter, Paul and the other blog intelligencia will probably be laughable!
Will advise post test.

gfa

Guffaw in AZ said...

23500
top 6.5%

Couldn't get the graphics or the link to copy onto my blog!

Sigh.

gfa

burt said...

You used the term "geez". That should rate a demerit of some kind... LOL!!

burt said...

22800... I feel stupid...

Radke said...

I scored 29975. Top .12%. If that is accurate humanity is worse off than I thought.

I figured the score was deliberately exaggerated to encourage result sharing on social media.

For comparison, I went back and selected the top-most answer for each question and scored 2275, last 22.75%. Answering A on every question gets me into the second quintile..I guess that sounds about right.

Borepatch said...

You used the term "geez". That should rate a demerit of some kind... LOL!!

Burt, heh.

Rev. Paul said...

I got the same score as you, BP. Hmm; sounds like I need to up my ante. :)

ASM826 said...

I got 30150. Top 0.01%. Not bad for an old Marine.

Sherm said...

I'm curious what 350 words you and Tam know that I don't. Could we get a list, please?

As an aside, I suspect this test could be fairly accurate within a standard deviation or two of the mean but it falls down out at the edges.

R.K. Brumbelow said...

I tied with ASM, given that there is no hope for Medical school. oh well. i can always run for president.

Phil said...

29,450

Phil said...

29,625 second try.
Not bad for an old Greasemonkey.

Eric Wilner said...

Same as BP and Tam. Apparently we're outliers... but, then, most people who write for fun are going to be outliers, no?

Guffaw: I didn't see any handy download thingy either, so I did a screenshot and cropped down to the interesting bits.

Chris Byrne said...

31,500, which as near as I can tell from everyone else I've seen take it, is the max... And a lot of their synonyms and antonyms are pretty iffy.

Mike said...

Also over 30k, and that coupled with the answers everyone else is posting makes me think this test is seriously biased to the high end. I have a good vocabulary, but am I one in 1k? I seriously doubt it.

Richard Blaine said...

You all might be surprised. A lot of people don't know the definition of synonym or antonym - which essentially turns it into a guessing game. But yes, it's is designed to shift right.

Ken said...

29775. I know a lot of terminal-degree words (ranging from obscure to deliberately obscure to useless), though.

Phil Kraemer said...

Same as BP and Tam. So why do I struggle so much to find the words to express myself. I don't believe this test really reveals much in the way of your usable vocabulary.