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Spelling Quiz

I am so tired I think I'm going to have a very early night :(

Before I do though I will point you, able reader, to this spelling quiz on the BBC News Website. It's multiple choice and has ten of the most commonly misspelt 'hard' words listed.

I did dreadfully and am not impressed with myself. I'm blaming tiredness though. Honest.

What did I get? I'll let a few of you try it out, post the results either in your own LJ or as a comment to this, and then I'll announce my humbling experience either tomorrow or over the weekend depending when I get some time and see other peoples answers :-p

Sleep well LJ-land!! (Oh, note for Americans, it's the British spelling  we're looking for in this one. I'm not sure offhand if any of the listed words are spelt differently in the US so you can always claim that as an excuse for getting them wrong :-p)

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ua_meruti
Dec. 2nd, 2004 03:01 pm (UTC)
I got 2
2!
That's bloody pathetic.
corpsie
Dec. 2nd, 2004 03:51 pm (UTC)
Worse than I should, but I'm blaming undiagnosed dislexia/dispraxia.
karohemd
Dec. 2nd, 2004 04:21 pm (UTC)
Gah!
Only 8 out of 10 and one of them was a stupid error. Quite an evil test that aims to trick you a bit.

I believe at least two questions contain possible variants. I need to ask vyvyan to verify, though.
angusabranson
Dec. 5th, 2004 09:27 am (UTC)
Show off :p
silver_blue
Dec. 2nd, 2004 04:42 pm (UTC)
7/10

A few of them was quite surprised at.

Mind you, I say 8/10 because according to dictionary.com "miniscule" is simply a variant of "minuscule". Always thought inoculate had a double n, and definitely surprised supersede spelt with an s and not a c.

Personally I think my spellings are better and the world is wrong. :)
jonnynexus
Dec. 3rd, 2004 01:29 am (UTC)
I got four. :(

But I'm claiming illness on this one. (And I did manage to skip completely over "Kindergarten" and I reckon I would have got that one). :)
kostika
Dec. 3rd, 2004 02:20 am (UTC)
I got 4. Oh my. I blame tired morning.
corone
Dec. 3rd, 2004 08:21 am (UTC)
I got 4
Some writer I am!
Mind you, given the standard here I don't feel too bad ! :-)
kostika
Dec. 3rd, 2004 08:34 am (UTC)
I got some of the more difficult ones right and the easier more common words wrong. I put this down to the type of books I read :o)
corone
Dec. 3rd, 2004 11:56 am (UTC)
and as an American you have an excuse not to spell English properly. :-)
mooncadet
Dec. 3rd, 2004 11:03 am (UTC)
5
*hangs head in utter shame*
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