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Old 12-17-2007, 10:00 PM   #21
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I stopped at level 40 with 2,400 grains of rice . There were some real tricky words .
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:06 PM   #22
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3000 grains of rice. level 43.
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:13 AM   #23
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Took 3000 grains of rice, but made it to level 50.
Phew. Non-latinate, guttural words seem to tend
to be old (obsolete?) words for animals or plants...
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Let's just say my vocab... umm, isn't very good! I was back and forth between 33 and 36, and I had to guess at a bunch of them... but I did donate 560 grains of rice. As much as I love to read and write, spell pretty well, and know most of the grammar rules, I also know my vocabulary has never been stellar. So much more to improve on.
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And in the lead we have CAROLINE at 50......
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Thank you kindly, Meadbh! but I "bumped my head" on 50 -- hit the ceiling. I'm down at 49 with Gumby, with my hat off to bpp3.
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I gave up at 5000 grains of rice, but didn't really get much above level 41, before I blew away the screen. Did notice that there seemed to be a lot repetition of the words after awhile though.
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How long does the game go on for? had to bail after 20min due to other chores needing to be done,think my score was 40 with couple of thousand rice grains.
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I got some grains of rice stuck in my keyboard. Not good.
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Caroline rules. 48 here.

Gotta go see my "doxy" (the last work I missed).
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Thus would be one website link I would not mind seeing Andy put at the top of the home page.........
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Thank you. My mother was an English teacher. I had never heard of many of those words, but in multiple choice, you can look at the roots of the words and that seems to work pretty well sometimes.
You bet.

I didn't play very long, so I'm not sure what I would have to do to get a better score. But they started me off with words I generally didn't know, and even with that I managed to guess all but one or two correctly just by knowing some Latin and Greek roots.

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Thank you kindly, Meadbh! but I "bumped my head" on 50 -- hit the ceiling. I'm down at 49 with Gumby, with my hat off to bpp3.
Shoot. The only reason I kept plugging away was because I thought you had already shown it to be possible.
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Shoot. The only reason I kept plugging away was because I thought you had already shown it to be possible.
OK, hopefully not out of competitiveness but just to see if it was possible, I went back and got 50 with 4220 grains of rice. That's a LOT of rice!
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How much latin did you study?
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None formally, but my father taught me some Latin roots in 7th grade to use in remembering genera and species for biology class...

A lot of the words also seemed to be taken directly from the French, and I feel comfortable with French. Some seemed medical. Some were oceanographic or botanical.

I think that the longer you play, the higher you can get.
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45 and 1860 grains of rice. I was just guessing towards the end, based on word roots from biology. What a great drill! Maybe if I practice this every day I'll be able to get past Tuesday on the NY Times crossword puzzle.
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Actually, I think that was why I made it to 5000 grains of rice. I have made it through Wednesday, and about a third of the way through Thursday on the NY Times crossword puzzle. I think the crossword is harder for me though, 'cause it asks for a lot of authors, directors, etc., and I never read the credits on a movie.
Was a great exercise though. Doing that about once a week should keep the Alzheimer's away.
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Only made it to 42 with 360 grains of rice. I guess I'm too young to know some of the oldfashoned and European words.
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