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Maybe I Just Don't Test Well…

Maybe I Just Don't Test Well...

Aw, gee.  I’ve mentioned time and time again on this blog that I consider myself to be a “word-nerd.”  I love to use superfluous words, and I am a fiend for a compound sentence.  In addition, I love to read and to rend some deep meaning out of the words and passages of classic literature.  For an American, I’m pretty well-read. Or so I thought. I took this simple little quiz and was appalled at my results.  There were 17 quotes listed, and in the 5 minutes provided, I could only identify 7 of them.  (They even had the author’s [Read more…]

Literary Symbolism

Literary Symbolism

I’ve been working on this interesting project lately where I had to write researched articles on a ton of very random subjects. One of them happened to be literary symbolism. During my travels around the Internet, I came across this really cool quiz called “The American Novel” on PBS.org.  You get to match the symbolism with the book.  Never one to miss out on a chance to be all word-nerdy (you may recall that I’ve linked you to quizzes before), I was tickled pink and immediately thought of you.   There are also some pretty nice graphics.  Have fun! The [Read more…]

Test Your Word-Nerd Abilities

Test Your Word-Nerd Abilities

OK, I supposed “word-nerd” might apply more aptly to games that test your grammar skills. These quizzes, on the other hand, are all about literature. I cannot believe how many of them there are out there. I may never get any work done again. Perhaps we should set up some sort of competition amongst FWJ readers to see who knows the most about their favorite authors or books. Fun Trivia’s Literature Quizzes So far I’ve taken quizzes for Clan of the Cave Bear and A Handmaid’s Tale. I am officially cutting myself off for the day, because things could take [Read more…]

Wordy Wednesday – Double Ds

On blogs all across the Internet, this day of the week is considered “Wordless Wednesday.”  Bloggers post a picture rather than text and hope to get others to think. I always kind of sucked at Wordless Wednesday.  I’d find a great picture and then want to comment on it, share my reasons for posting it, or whatever.  What can I say, I string words together for a living. So, I decided to implement my own “Wordy Wednesday” feature on the Other Stuff Blog.  Instead of posting a picture, I’ll post some sort of word game, and we can all play [Read more…]

Wordy Wednesdays – Double Ds

On blogs all across the Internet, this day of the week is considered “Wordless Wednesday.”  Bloggers post a picture rather than text and hope to get others to think. I always kind of sucked at Wordless Wednesday.  I’d find a great picture and then want to comment on it, share my reasons for posting it, or whatever.  What can I say, I string words together for a living. So, I decided to implement my own “Wordy Wednesday” feature on the Other Stuff Blog.  Instead of posting a picture, I’ll post some sort of word game, and we can all play [Read more…]

Double Ds

Below you will find several sets of letters. If you add the same letter to both the beginning and the end of the group, you will have formed a real word. For example, _REA_ would become “DREAD” when a D is placed at the beginning and the end. Put your answer in the comments without looking at what other people have said. 1. _tlant_ 2. _ada_ 3. _eldin_ 4. _illo_

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