mmmm, informative *and* entertaining.
Tho seriously i knew about the glue thing, but dang, black post its!
Those are for writing on with metallic pens, for that "cheery goth" look. :}
wow! our scores are very close!
Though, you win ^_^
2005-02-28 10:55 pm (UTC)
...so the first thing I read after clicking that link is, "Good English is not necessarily about developing an expanse vocabulary."
Oh, come ON. :>
I agree that it would be nice if the test could tell you which ones you missed.
I was disappointed in my scores, but the scary thing was that it said
that for my age group 100% scored lower then I did in beginner, intermediate, expert, and advanced!
Does this mean that the lack of grasp of the English language isn't just a Puyallup thing?
I'd heard both sides of that Post-It Notes story. One about the failed adhesive, another about a minister who would mark passages in his Bible with slips of paper that kept falling out. He got in touch with someone at 3M, and then...
2005-02-28 11:18 pm (UTC)
Ouch... I see what you mean, with the ambiguous possibilities. There were also several that were entirely a matter of preferred style; "toward" vs. "towards," for instance, and even "assure/ensure/insure." (I researched the latter, trying to convince my bosses that our instructional paperwork was incorrect. I found that, really, our instructional paperwork was just not preferred.)
I break a lot of the technical rules of English because, frankly, most of them are entirely arbitrary; not to mention that they often get in the way of clear communication, when an "incorrect" form is far more precise.
Not quite as good as yours but...
You scored 87% Beginner, 93% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 61% Expert!
It also told me that I scored better than 100% of everyone in my age group. I wonder if that is mearly due to a lack of data for my age group.
Here is a clue about why you did not get 100%
I wonder what ones I missed
what rather than which
D'oh. That's why I shouldn't mentally edit sentences halfway through typing them. :P
You scored 100% Beginner, 86% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 50% Expert!
Thank ghod it wasn't a spelling test, or worse, a spelling/typing test! I'd probably be at 1%.
It also said 100% of everyone in my age category scored lower than me. I wonder if that's a bug in the program or if there have only been 5 people that have taken the test so far. :)
You scored 93% Beginner, 86% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 61% Expert!
(Stupid I/me things! I never could get that.)
Also got 100% better than everyone else, so it seems to be somewhat broken.
Given the number of people mentioning it, the "100% of respondants" thingy seems to broken.
This certainly isn't the most reliable of tests.
100%, 100%, 100%...72%. Yep, teacher's kid here too. :)
But I'm in the complaint line with a couple of the more ambiguous questions too -- whilst? I've never heard anyone in this hemisphere use that word.