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Misspelled Madness II Quiz
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May 1st, 2012 at 22:05 GMT
Something's amiss. I was given incorrect answers for Vestigial and Opaque. Even your given source would seem to back me up that those are correct spellings.
May 1st, 2012 at 22:46 GMT
I guess brunet-brunette is like blond-blonde...they can be spelled with extra letters if desired.
May 1st, 2012 at 22:50 GMT
@BombaySapphire- Sorry about that, accidentally put those two in the wrong spot. Should now be fixed.
Jul 2nd, 2012 at 17:24 GMT
Oct 18th, 2012 at 23:10 GMT
@chriskotx- I believe brunet and blond are unisex versions of the words, while brunette and blonde refer exclusively to females.
Oct 19th, 2012 at 03:53 GMT
Thanks for the EP Flick!
Oct 19th, 2012 at 15:45 GMT
It's hard to know if it's spelled correctly, if you don't even know if the word (or what it sounds like) it a real word to begin with.
Oct 20th, 2012 at 01:09 GMT
I don't know if I'd include an alternate spelling entry in this quiz (brunet). There are sooooo many tough-to-spell words out there to trip people up besides alternate spellings.
Oct 20th, 2012 at 01:42 GMT
Removed the alternate spellings and made the words more common than they had previously been. Thanks for the help!
Game published: Mar 22nd, 2013 at 04:00 GMT
Mar 22nd, 2013 at 04:22 GMT
I assumed Truthiness was on here as a joke for Colbert fans (and an obvious wrong answer). I had no idea it is actually in the OED. Wow.
Mar 22nd, 2013 at 04:42 GMT
Many thanks for the publish Sporcle!
Mar 22nd, 2013 at 04:46 GMT
Truthiness, seriously? Spell check agrees with me.
Mar 22nd, 2013 at 05:23 GMT
@demonopie: but the OED doesn't.
Mar 22nd, 2013 at 05:57 GMT
If the OED had a groin I have a knee for it. Just because a newly coined "word" strikes a cultural nerve, and conforms to conventions (if Colbert spelled it troothynesse $1,000 says it wouldn't be in there), and most importantly, is used a ton, shouldn't quite carry enough weight. Come back in 25 years and tell me it deserves to be in there. I love it, but I love it because it was invented to perfectly suit a specific time and place. It belongs to people who were about 15-65 from 2000-2008, who were remotely culturally and politically aware, and had a sense of humor. Like when my kids insist that "funner" is in the dictionary and use it, I tell them that I adhere to a slightly higher standard and they will too (if they want to be fed, bwa-ha-ha). And FTR, I don't advocate bwa-ha-ha as having word status, though it's roughly equivalent to truthiness. Either you get it, or you don't. It's been in movies and books. And millions use it. Its meaning and cultural references are generally consistent. Doesn't make it a word.
Mar 22nd, 2013 at 06:06 GMT
Despite my love for truthiness, I've gone ahead and swapped it for a different word. In hindsight, it may not have been the best choice for a spelling quiz, even if it is in the dictionary.
Mar 22nd, 2013 at 06:57 GMT
Just curious what word you swapped "truthiness" for. Blazon was the only word I didn't know... not even sure how to pronounce it.
Mar 22nd, 2013 at 06:59 GMT
If you have been out drinking, this is not the quiz for you.
Mar 22nd, 2013 at 07:22 GMT
But "facist" IS spelled correctly. I should know; I am one. For example, I don't like the face you're giving me right now.
Mar 22nd, 2013 at 10:20 GMT
Revalitize isn't spelled correctly, it should be spelled with an s. Hence it shouldn't really be included, because people spell it correctly in different ways. Same with Cauterize, ambiguous words should be excluded and replaced with words that have universal spellings
Mar 22nd, 2013 at 14:28 GMT
Vegabond (noun): an impoverished nomad that abstains from using anything made from an animal.
Mar 22nd, 2013 at 16:04 GMT
Damn, I thought "epistasis" was a misspelling of "epitasis". Probably the idea lol
Mar 22nd, 2013 at 16:23 GMT
@match- from what I can find, it is properly spelled vagabond, with an "a".
Mar 22nd, 2013 at 19:39 GMT
Not in match's definition, though.
Mar 22nd, 2013 at 20:38 GMT
ugh. how did i screw up TWO?...
Mar 22nd, 2013 at 21:51 GMT
Wow, just realized I
missed the joke...*sigh*
Mar 23rd, 2013 at 00:52 GMT
I think my problem with this is that I have no idea what half the words mean!
Mar 23rd, 2013 at 03:54 GMT
@Bobman1: "Truthiness" was a word before the Colbert Report co-opted it.
Mar 24th, 2013 at 01:40 GMT
TAUT is a word AND it was spelled correctly, as in "The rope was taut." Why did I miss it???
Mar 24th, 2013 at 09:42 GMT
Really shouldn't include "Cauterize" in there or basically any of the words that end with "ize/ise" as they are incorrectly spelled to half the English speaking world. Or at least put in the description that it is using American English to make it clear that people are going to have to overcome that issue. Nice quiz other than that!
Mar 25th, 2013 at 15:33 GMT
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