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    Estimate The Size Of Your Vocabulary

    I sense a bunch of "Bad Parody Thread Titles" coming on, but I'm posting this anyhow.

    Ever wish you could count all the words you know?
    Well, now you can at least obtain an estimate.

    http://testyourvocab.com/

    Basic knowledge Latin and Greek might be of advantage. My result was 33,900, still within the average range for a native English speaker.

    Post your results
    before @ferrus does, since he's probably going to own this one.

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    My result was:

    Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (111)

    Is that good?
    Stand clear of the closing doors, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by latch View Post
    My result was:

    Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (111)

    Is that good?
    The site probably sensed your immense vocabulary and imploded due to your sheer awesomeness.

    Alternatively, it might be a server problem and it may be advisable to check back later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sappho View Post
    The site probably sensed your immense vocabulary and imploded due to your sheer awesomeness.

    Alternatively, it might be a server problem and it may be advisable to check back later.
    You are too kind.

    26,900

    I've had higher estimates before, but they had a lot of words I didn't know.
    Last edited by LordLatch; 06-15-2014 at 06:48 PM.
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    It should be working now. If not, here's another one.

    Quote Originally Posted by latch View Post
    I've had higher estimates before, but they had a lot of words I didn't know.
    It really depends on what words they ask for. Had the test asked for car parts, for example, I'd have done a lot worse.

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    I got 27,700 on the first test (the one in the op) and 16,400 on the second. According to the second test, I don't even qualify as a native English speaker (I am a native English speaker.)
    Last edited by Blorg; 06-15-2014 at 07:30 PM. Reason: second thoughts about the pros/cons of humblebragging

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sappho View Post
    It should be working now. If not, here's another one.



    It really depends on what words they ask for. Had the test asked for car parts, for example, I'd have done a lot worse.

    Oh thanks for making excuses for my low score! I recognize a lot of Latin from French and Spanish classes and awareness of the other romantic languages. And I've long been aware of word roots, their suffixes and prefixes coming from other languages. And frequently research the entomology of words. I can eek out the definition of a word from its context and parts.

    But I got mostly simple words I didn't know.
    Stand clear of the closing doors, please.

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    44,500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrus View Post
    44,500.
    I got 28,100 which means I, for one, did not lie. You punk. Quit memorizing things without even trying. You're giving me a headache.
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    28,600 on the first test. Around 18,000 on the second test (I clicked off before recording the exact number, but it was around there).
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