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Words that Don't Mean what You Think they Mean



baldandyBaldandy on 06/23/2010

WordsthatDontMeanwhatYouThinktheyMean Photo “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Remember who said that line? Well, we'll get to that, but not until after you tackle some questions about commonly misused English words.

My caveat: Language always shifts. If enough people "misuse" a word, their meaning does eventually show up in a dictionary. Part of the objective of this quiz is to remind word lovers how often we loose the richness of our vocabulary by diluting the intended meanings of words.
10 Questions




Rating:  (8.01/9)
Difficulty:  Somewhat Difficult
Taken: 162 times

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Speedy1928 103100.00%    93.71 seconds    
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Francar 98100.00%    114.00 seconds    
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Dragon 26590.00%    81.48 seconds    
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Daveguth 25490.00%    149.46 seconds    
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Buffytvs 1180.00%    96.60 seconds    
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Spookylady 19880.00%    98.49 seconds    
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Boscomax 380.00%    117.98 seconds    
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Marie56 18080.00%    123.54 seconds    
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Comments (15)
speedy1928
Speedy1928  (Level: 103.2)
Sat, 8th Jun '13 3:07 PM

Brilliant! And I think I'm using that word correctly.


bobbsey
Bobbsey  (Level: 153.6)
Fri, 6th Jan '12 6:21 AM

Fun with words. Well thought out quiz. Thank you.


bobbsey
Bobbsey  (Level: 153.6)
Fri, 6th Jan '12 6:21 AM

Fun with words. Well thought out quiz. Thank you.


jaxx
Jaxx  (Level: 143.9)
Mon, 25th Jul '11 9:03 AM

great fun, and interesting


nanpaulhus
Nanpaulhus  (Level: 139.0)
Mon, 25th Apr '11 3:09 PM

A toughie! I like em that way








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