Mamacita posted a list of 100 words the editors of the American Heritage® dictionaries believe all high school graduates should know. She bolded the 2 she had to look up. I am going to bold the ones I don’t know (19); italicize ones I have heard, but couldn’t use in a sentence (20); and leave plain the ones I am sure I could use correctly in a sentence (61).
Now that I have marked and counted I feel smarter than I did when I scanned through the list. I am by no means a vocabulary queen, but I no slouch either. Now I have 39 words to learn how to use correctly.
churlish *seen this one in Shakespeare
moiety*seen this one in Shakespeare
In second grade we are writing acrostic poems with our names (I wrote one too). The best of the day was the little girl who wrote this (different name to protect the Illiterate):
I didn’t do as well in this second half of Round 1. I only got 9 of this set of 16 for a grand total of 22. I didn’t do the best or the worst, but I am not going to come close to winning as several of my second and third round choices are out of the running.
By choosing N x NW and Rear Window, I am losing out in at least two matches in each of the next 3 rounds. All About Eve is my choice for matches in the next 2 rounds. Oh well.
Godard and Kurosawa Regions Round 1 results are in. So far, the higher seeds have been victorious (except Mr. Smith, who got blasted by The Deer Hunter).
How you doing so far?
I got 13 of the 16 matchups.
I named them all, can you?
Occasionally during downtime on a particularly slow photo shoot, I’ve played this game with my assistants. Everyone takes out a piece of paper, and numbers it from 1 to 50. Then you get 10 minutes to write down every state you can remember. Finally, you compare it to the master list and see who got the most answers. 10 minutes seems like more than enough time to remember a list of 50 items, right? And yet somehow I’ve never managed to get more than 48 of them. ~Ironic Sans
Ironic Sans put up the challenge and I took it. I got the last one (duh!) with 1:03 to spare. I even challenged my husband. Right now he is at 9 with 5:45 left. I think it took me 3 minutes to get the last 2. How well will you do?
Edit: He missed three!