Musings of kid-lit writer Linda Acorn
That was a lot of fun!Very tricky when both the word and the definition were obscure.I got one that was littleneck means quahog. To get that one right you'd have to know the meaning of both of those words. (clam)A little addictive. I got up to 910 grains. how many did you do?
Very addictive. I cut myself off at 1,000.And ... one of the words I got was "mendacity," which I had defined here in my last "Tools of the Trade" post, so that was funny.Nice job with your clam answer! I would have known quahog but have never heard of a littleneck.
Great! Where do you find all those cool links, Linda? Anyway, I started and was in the 37-38 range, but sometimes, you get two or three difficult words and you loose lots of points, so decided to keep going until I gave 1000 grains of rice, and to stop there. 40. Pfew. I would probably have gone back to 38-39 if I had continued, though. Yep, addictive.
Agh, who said this was addictive? I went back. Stopped at 1300 grains of rice, but by now, I'm at 42. I'd say the more you do it, the higher you vocab level :)
Oooooooh! That is fun! :DI got to 1100 grains and averaged around 41 or 42, though I did make it to 45 a couple of times. There's some hard words in there!--violet_prose
Katia, where do I find these links? Via an unhealthy amount of surfing.Katia and VP, glad you enjoyed it! I went back and got up to the 43-44 range for a while but eventually dropped back down to 39-40. I think to some extent it has to do with how "on" your intuition is ... I was making lots of "lucky guesses" in a row while in the higher range.
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