October 30 2007 2:09 PM EDT
Check this out:
Test your vocabulary!
...and give rice at the same time!
I got up to vocabulary level 43 as I generated 680 grains of rice! Go give!
October 30 2007 2:44 PM EDT
Up to 420 and I can't get out of upper-30s.
October 30 2007 2:46 PM EDT
I only hit 43 when I got a lucky string of a couple words I knew and about 3-4 lucky guesses. *smile* I would say my real "average" score was about 39-40...
October 30 2007 2:47 PM EDT
I have generated 1000 grains of rice. And got to vocabulary level 21. Though most of the words I had never heard before since I'm not natively English speaking. (not bad imo)
October 30 2007 2:57 PM EDT
Not at all. I'm in love with words, and some of these are throwing me completely. If it wasn't multiple choice, I'd be dead by now :P
October 30 2007 2:59 PM EDT
I've got like 10 words in a row right and only been bumped one point. Not sure how the system works...
Weasel sent me this a week ago, as it can be played at work. I spent one night on it; 4800+ grains of rice and pretty perpetually thrown back to 49.
October 30 2007 3:01 PM EDT
what the hell, flummox for the first word? fine...they can keep their damned rice.
October 30 2007 3:03 PM EDT
drudge, I love the irony of your comment... *smile*
October 30 2007 3:04 PM EDT
haha, the irony, its sooo tasty. and so is the 500 grains of rice I've donated
October 30 2007 4:07 PM EDT
My computer died at 41 -_-
October 30 2007 4:18 PM EDT
If you've ever formally studied latin (or greek to a lesser extent) I think you could do quite well. They like to throw more obscure words out like "luculent" which has the same root as the more common "lucid."
Of course then they start using obscure stuff in the answers too. ("littleneck" = "quahog"? I had to look up quahog after missing that one.)
October 30 2007 4:21 PM EDT
I was up to 43 pretty quickly, then got an unlucky string of exceptionally weird words. I had to get back to work before I could get myself back above 41... :(
So when do I receive my rice? ;)
October 30 2007 4:27 PM EDT
Very nice stuff. I could only manage a 45 in short span I was able to play, though I did start a Facebook group here
in order to spread the word. Join it if you will.
October 30 2007 4:28 PM EDT
Yeah, the mix of "standard" roots and weird words involving such things as breech-loading rifles was interesting. *smile*
Gah, only got to 35. Got about 2k grains.
Lol, some words I know the signification..but not those they throw at me as answers :P
October 30 2007 5:16 PM EDT
Whew. level 43 but only 750 grains donated. I'll have to do some more tomorrow. Time to head home now.
My mum speaks fluent Greek + French and knows latin. Think I'm gonna get her to give this a try :P
A thousand grains of rice and my mum got up to 46 and averaged about 43. Didn't drop below 40 once
Cool! I got drudge as my first word.
October 31 2007 1:17 AM EDT
thrak, lazy stoner slacker was the answer, right?
i got like 29-33 mostly; mediocrity has its perks
October 31 2007 1:21 AM EDT
37-39s for me, donated about 700 grains
My English isn't as good as you guys... but I did manage to get all of my SAT vocab questions right... mainly by luck through guessing :P
October 31 2007 4:23 AM EDT
Averaged 25, highest was 29, I donated 2530 grams. considering GW is only a year older than me, I'm slightly worried :\ I looked up a few of the words that I had no idea existed, some of them had (usage = Amer.) funny that :P
October 31 2007 10:35 AM EDT
Is anyone else finding this game to be buggy today? It worked fine for me yesterday, at work. Now today, at home, it almost always tells me I chose the wrong word, but indicates that the correct word is the one I chose.
Same here Mael which is why I was just coming to post, why tell me the correct answer is the one I gave and taint my vocabulary skills? I'm at level 2 for getting about 15 corect but 'wrong'
October 31 2007 1:25 PM EDT
seems to be working okay for me...
October 31 2007 1:30 PM EDT
Yep, it's working again. Cool.
October 31 2007 8:26 PM EDT
I donated about 3600 grains last night... got to levels 31-33
October 31 2007 10:19 PM EDT
I average about 41, I guess. Donated about 2000 grains of rice so far.
I stopped at 1000 grains with a vocab level of 37.
Not bad I guess for someone who isn't a native English speaker. =)
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