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Etymology by gazbo (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Apr 19, 2006 at 11:49:01 PM EST
Blimey - that was harder than I thought.  I got 8/10 also, but I wouldn't say I fully knew all 8.

I recommend always assuming 7th normal form where items in a text column are not allowed to rhyme.

Ouch by TurboThy (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 12:02:36 AM EST
pretty tough - 7/10 - nt by clover kicker (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 12:30:43 AM EST


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Me too (7/10) by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #13 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 06:55:01 AM EST
And half the right answers were guesses.
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ditto by R343L (2.00 / 0) #16 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 10:24:05 AM EST
But I think I really knew most of them that I got right. Or rather, knew the wrong choices couldn't be right. :(

"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot
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9/10 by jump the ladder (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 12:35:30 AM EST
didn't get ketchup one. Knew 40%, worked out the other 50%.

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The questions vary each time by R Mutt (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 12:38:33 AM EST
Seems to be a different ten questions each time, so it's not necessarily a fair contest...

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OK by jump the ladder (4.00 / 1) #6 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 12:41:05 AM EST
So I'm not clever just lucky :)

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Hmm by DullTrev (2.00 / 0) #14 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 06:56:09 AM EST

You're person 23456 to play Etymologic!

Simple things amuse me...


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4/10! by DesiredUsername (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 02:22:54 AM EST
WTF! I lost to someone who needed "etymology" defined?? I'm going to take this again and see if I get better questions.

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8/10, there we go by DesiredUsername (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 02:26:09 AM EST
"Salary", "hippopotamus" and a bunch of easy to guess ones.

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Luck of the Draw by Christopher Robin was Murdered (2.00 / 0) #9 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 04:10:04 AM EST
I played twice and got a 5/10 the first time and a 10/10 the second. These word origins are a know-it-or-not proposition.

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Actually by DesiredUsername (2.00 / 0) #10 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 04:12:58 AM EST
I was surprised at how many I could guess right. Maybe I'm good at multiple choice.

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Could Be by Christopher Robin was Murdered (2.00 / 0) #11 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 04:33:49 AM EST
Some people just "test well."

I did notice that the distracters varied wildly in their effectiveness. When you can knock out and answer choice or two, your odds on any given question increase substantially.

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8/10 by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #12 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 05:07:11 AM EST
No idea of the origins of 'panda' or 'maiden'. Although I should have gone for the gut feeling of mädchen and clicked German.

No idea pandas were Nepalese, though.

That doesn't surprise me by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #15 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 07:20:16 AM EST
from Tyler Cowen: he's one of the economists who thinks the entire history of state regulation in the twentieth-century is misguided, and that the Great Depression would have been just fine if Hoover and Roosevelt hadn't made things worse by doing something.
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