October 23, 2007

Test your vocabulary!

I came across a groovy link at the Away With Words blog—at FreeRice, advertisers will donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program for every vocabulary word you get right. One vocabulary word, four possible answers—click the definition you think is right. After you get a few right, you discover you're on level 40. Keep getting correct answers and you may reach level 50...at which point you're bound to get some words you've never seen that have no familiar cognates and drop down a level or five.

Play as long as you like and watch your rice count climb. If you can stay at level 50 for more than a few words, my toque is off to you.