Monday, December 17, 2007

They Call This Vocabulary?!

A US company is running an online contest, called the Great American Word Challenge, where the various cities compete against each other in a vocabulary test.

They give you a word, with just a single letter missing, plus the definition. You have to supply the missing letter.

According to the website, the words become increasingly difficult. I played for San Jose, just because that was a post code I knew.

The incredibly complex words they gave me? ... "dedundant" (sic), "religious", "expel", "ascend", "unpretentious", "climes", "corgi", "scraggy", "remortgage", "dahlia".

I think they should be somewhat embarrassed that the first word off the block was a typo ... and that they consider "dahlia" (or any of those words) to be a real brain teaser!

Sad, sad, sad.

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