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Following gaspodog's example, I've just tried the "Commonly… - John C. Kirk

Jan. 8th, 2006

08:47 pm

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Following gaspodog's example, I've just tried the "Commonly Confused Words" test. Unlike him, I didn't get all the answers right (hmmph), but I think I achieved a respectable score.


English Genius
You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 93% Expert!
You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!

Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!


For the complete Answer Key, visit my blog: http://shortredhead78.blogspot.com/.





My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:


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You scored higher than 68% on Beginner

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You scored higher than 46% on Intermediate

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You scored higher than 80% on Advanced

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You scored higher than 85% on Expert
Link: The Commonly Confused Words Test written by shortredhead78 on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test


Edit: After checking the answers, I only got one question wrong ("hanged" vs "hung"), so that's not too bad.


It's only 40 questions, so it doesn't take long. One tip, though - don't bother signing up for a login unless you actively want to meet new people through their website. It won't let you proceed if you only tick the "answer/create quizzes" option, and I'm not looking for short term sex partners (!).

In other news, I went swimming with rjw1 this afternoon. As he pointed out, that means that we were just in time for a "once a week" resolution :) The gym area was more crowded than usual, but the pool still had plenty of space. I tried out the steam room for the first time, which was ok, but I think I prefer the dry sauna. Now I just need to wait for the water to dribble out of my left ear so that I can hear clearly again...

I've also got round to activating the junk email filter in Outlook 2003. It works reasonably well (I have it cranked up to "high"), and I've been using it at work for the last couple of years, but the only snag is that you need to run Outlook in "cached Exchange mode" for it to work with Exchange, i.e. you have to have a copy of all of your messages on your PC. (There's a separate filter you can apply at server level if you run Exchange 2003.) Anyway, I've been a bit reluctant to do this in the past, because it seems to defeat the purpose of having a client/server topology, but I finally got round to it today (it's a handy backup, if nothing else). It took a while to set up a local copy (which I expected), and then the filter scanned all my existing messages (which I didn't expect). It then marked several thousand of them as junk, on the basis that they didn't include my email address on the "To" or "cc" lines; in many cases, this was because they were sent to old addresses. Anyway, I've put all those messages back where they belong, so it's now just scanning my new messages as they arrive.