There's just so many ways to enjoy words: reading, speaking, writing, listening, singing.
I love how different words mean different things depending on where you live. For example, "boot" in England means the trunk of a car while in Texas, it's pretty much required footwear. In the UK, "bum" is a polite way of saying "booty" and in the US, it's a vagrant or someone who's lazy.
I love listening to different dialects.
And finding that perfect word at just the right moment? There's something so satisfying about it.
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So it may come as no surprise that I'm a total sucker for almost any type of quiz that tests my vocabulary. Somehow, if I'm doing an online vocabulary quiz, it feels so much more productive than browsing Facebook or Pinterest. I mean, I'm engaging in lifelong learning, am I right??
If you happen to share my love of words, then you might enjoy the following websites:
www.freeerice.com For every correct answer, 10 grains of rice are donated through the World Food Program to help end hunger. Also, each correct answer leads to progressively more difficult words. Feeding hungry people while testing your vocabulary? A total win.
vocabulary.com Word challenges complete with Leaderboards if you want to get real serious.
Merriam-Webster Online has several fun word games -
Name That Thing - a visual vocab quiz
True or False
Looking for more word fun?
Click here to discover the most annoying words of 2012 according to the Marist Poll.
And here are the 10 Best Words the Internet has Given English.
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Have a happy weekend, friends - and thanks for reading all my words!