A new English Vocabulary Size Test is going viral and it tells you how clever you are
4 March 2020, 17:44
Have you ever wondered just how exceptional your vocabulary is? Well, this test will reveal all.
How much are of a keen linguist are you, really? Every so often the internet likes to challenge itself with a killer math equation, or a seemingly impossible quiz. Today? It's the English Vocabulary Size Test. On Wednesday (Mar 4), the English Vocabulary Size Test started trending on Twitter. Apparently, the quiz determines your vocabulary size based on academic research.
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The challenging 50 (!!) question quiz asks you questions based on the English language – and they get progressively harder the more questions you answer. Don't worry, even native English speakers are struggling. And remember, if you didn't score highly it doesn't indicate that you're not intelligent.
Now people are sharing their English Vocabulary Size Test on Twitter and the results are truly fascinating.
Gonna be boring and just butt in to say vocabulary is not an indicator of intelligence.— Jack Duncan🌹 (@JackDunc1) March 4, 2020
Lots of privileged people who've had access to good education hide behind vocab to give off the impression of being intelligent & to make themselves feel superior #EnglishVocabularySizeTest
Not a bad score for an Italian living in Britain— Laura Danks (@auradanks) March 4, 2020
- also not hard to achieve when most of the posh words of "your" language come straight from "my" language 😂😂😂#EnglishVocabularySizeTest pic.twitter.com/sVzbuIfEEq
The size of your vocabulary is not a simple measure of your intelligence. It may be more a measure of your education and background, which in turn are often simply a measure of affluence and opportunity. Non-verbal intelligence is also a thing. #EnglishVocabularySizeTest— Nimue Brown (@Nimue_B) March 4, 2020
Did the #EnglishVocabularySizeTest— James McIntosh (Lawrence Harding) (@lhardingwrites) March 4, 2020
One the one hand a bit of fun, woo, go me. On the other... grump.
It plays fast and loose with what a synonym is and I hate the idea that only people with large vocabularies can make new words. That isn't how language change works guys... pic.twitter.com/zxNtplg43N