My England Berri Powderful – Is yours?

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You scored 92% Beginner, 92% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 73% Expert!


You have an extremely good understanding of beginner, intermediate, and advanced level commonly confused English words, getting at least 75% of each of these three levels’ questions correct. This is an exceptional score. Remember, these are commonly confused English words, which means most people don’t use them properly. You got an extremely respectable score.

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Well yeah my English should be good I’m from England after all, how do you score?

English is a pretty complicated language in general, like the same sounding word, can have like 4 meanings, 3 of them even spelt the same way, it’s all relative according to the rest of the sentence, no tones like the Chinese dialects..

Can be pretty confusing 😉

English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race (which, of course, isn’t a race at all). That is why there is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England or french fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat.

Only in English do we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. Why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham? One index, 2 indices? Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Why do we ship by truck and send cargo by ship, or have noses that run and feet that smell? How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

In what other language do people drive on a parkway and park on a driveway? How can overlook and oversee be opposites, while quite a lot and quite a few are alike? Why is it that a house can burn up as it burns down? How do you fill in a form by filling it out? How does an alarm go off by going on? And why is it that when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible?

Why are wisemen and wise guys opposites? Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things? If horrific means to make horrible doesn’t terrific mean to make terrible? How can weather be as hot as hell one day and as cold as hell the next? No doubt you have seen a horseless carriage, but have you ever wondered what a horseful carriage would look like?

If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught? If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed? If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented?

And have you ever seen a strapful gown, or met a sung hero, or experienced requited love? And have you ever run into someone who was combobulated, gruntled, ruly, or peccable? If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren’t people from Holland Holes? And why is it that when I wind up my watch it starts but when I wind up this story ends?

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23 Responses to My England Berri Powderful – Is yours?

  1. FireAngel June 27, 2005 at 10:11 pm #

    Hey if u from england then your england supposed to be like damn fucking good so how come not 100% for everything hah? 😛

  2. BawangMerah June 27, 2005 at 10:23 pm #

    If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed? If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented?

    LMAO. Damn funny 😛

  3. BawangMerah June 27, 2005 at 10:31 pm #

    It felt like taking the English test at school again

  4. ray_ June 27, 2005 at 10:32 pm #

    I loose it when they English its either best then mine.

    You’re English are exceptable.

  5. ray_ June 27, 2005 at 10:34 pm #

    Sorry that’s exceptional.

  6. God June 27, 2005 at 10:54 pm #

    heh

    You scored 100% Beginner, 85% Intermediate, 80% Advanced, and 73% Expert!
    You have an extremely good understanding of beginner, intermediate, and advanced level commonly confused English words, getting at least 75% of each of these three levels’ questions correct. This is an exceptional score. Remember, these are commonly confused English words, which means most people don’t use them properly. You got an extremely respectable score.

  7. n305er June 28, 2005 at 12:18 am #

    You scored 92% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 66% Advanced, and 60% Expert!

    =)

  8. uzyn.com June 28, 2005 at 12:34 am #

    Hey, I did even better than the Englishman!

    English Genius You scored 92% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 93% Expert!

    You did so extremely well, even I
    can’t find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncom…

  9. Dabido (Teflon) June 28, 2005 at 12:45 am #

    I think it’s easier for Non-Native English speaking people to get better scores than the Native English speaker as they learn the correct meanings of words. The Native English speakers will tend to know the more incorrect colloquial term.
    Of course, people who speak no English at all will score worse than Native English speakers – unless they are very lucky guessers! 🙂

  10. silhouette June 28, 2005 at 12:59 am #

    I not England mali… but England study got… 🙂 Ee kong wah eh England Genius….

    You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 80% Expert!
    You did so extremely well, even I can’t find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don’t. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you’re not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!

  11. simmie June 28, 2005 at 1:00 am #

    According to the results…I’m an English Genius wor!!! Muahahahhahahahh!!!

    BTW, I thought I’d share this.

    English is a confusing language.
    There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
    Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat
    Quicksand can work slowly
    Boxing rings are square
    A Guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
    If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth beeth?
    One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese?
    If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
    Ship by truck and send cargo by ship?
    How come noses can run and feet can smell?
    How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?
    How can overlook and oversee be opposites, while quite a lot and quite a few are alike?
    How can the weather be hot as hell one day and cold as hell another?

  12. kimberlycun June 28, 2005 at 1:17 am #

    i am English Genius, angmoh!

  13. ShaolinTiger June 28, 2005 at 1:54 am #

    OMG you’re all so smart, I Ph33r!

  14. suanie June 28, 2005 at 2:09 am #

    my england is always powderful hmmphhh!

  15. NekoSavant June 28, 2005 at 3:32 am #

    English Genius
    You scored 92% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 93% Expert!

    Must be the years I spent in England talking my way outta getting the shit battered out of me
    >”<

  16. cynical-idealist June 28, 2005 at 3:45 am #

    Interesting article on the English language there.Where is it from?

  17. ShaolinTiger June 28, 2005 at 4:30 am #

    Hi I found the story HERE

  18. dinghy June 28, 2005 at 10:39 am #

    Heh, my score was pretty similar to yours (85, 100, 93, 73).

    Here’s another interesting language-related read: spelling and the subconscious.

  19. cynical-idealist June 28, 2005 at 12:29 pm #

    Thanks a lot!

  20. earl-ku June 28, 2005 at 1:04 pm #

    haha this is kinda fun to spent like 10 minutes of my idle time
    English Genius
    You scored 92% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 86% Expert!
    You did so extremely well, even I can’t find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don’t. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you’re not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!

    Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!

  21. ShaolinTiger June 28, 2005 at 9:17 pm #

    Yeah that’s pretty old, cool though, it’s called Typoglycemia apparently.

    Check out http://www.typoglycemia-translator.com

  22. Dabido (Teflon) June 29, 2005 at 3:45 am #

    Because of my Dyslexia, it’s actualyl easier to read like that! Bwahahahahahah! 🙂

  23. elise August 22, 2006 at 7:38 pm #

    I got all 40 out of 40 and still got 100%-Beginner, 100%-Intermediate, 100%-Advanced & ONLY 80%-Expert ??!! How can?! Maybe should have picked some of the ‘either one/both’ answers… ;P