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Stranger than Fiction: The Origin of English Words



drowssap1776Drowssap1776 on 03/28/2010

StrangerthanFictionTheOriginofEnglishWords Photo English is a real melting pot of languages. It can be fun just trying to figure where words come from. A lot of ordinary everyday words come from some unexpected places. Can you answer the following questions about the origins of English words?
10 Questions




Rating:  (8.11/9)
Difficulty:  Challenging
Taken: 149 times

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Koufax 198100.00%    131.97 seconds    
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Larrybus 30790.00%    121.67 seconds    
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Westcoasttony 24990.00%    149.51 seconds    
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Msastra 19090.00%    227.60 seconds    
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Smithstar15 2090.00%    246.28 seconds    
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Anonymousmagic 2490.00%    438.94 seconds    
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Heavytopspin 5880.00%    112.61 seconds    
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Garrybl 28080.00%    117.42 seconds    
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Francar 9880.00%    126.28 seconds    
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Mswalker 12480.00%    134.15 seconds    



Comments (9)
adriano
Adriano  (Level: 159.2)
Thu, 17th Oct '13 5:37 PM

Fascinating!


crosswordace
Crosswordace  (Level: 101.2)
Tue, 31st Jan '12 5:19 PM

What am I saying in Qwertyspeak?
!!##$%$$#*&???
Great Quizz...Thanxx...


bobbsey
Bobbsey  (Level: 153.6)
Sun, 8th Jan '12 8:07 AM

Good quiz, thank you


westcoasttony
Westcoasttony  (Level: 249.5)
Thu, 8th Apr '10 11:27 AM

Really interesting quiz, and quite challenging! #7 was new to
me.


donjul
Donjul  (Level: 16.5)
Tue, 30th Mar '10 3:56 PM

Very challenging and thought provoking








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