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January 25, 2008

Free vocabulary (and rice)

Filed under: Our Languages — Porcupyn @ 9:16 am

Got this link from my sibling, and donated 260 grains of rice (reached vocab level 43 in that one try – don’t know how good or bad that is, but at least it gives you a bench mark to compete against 🙂 ) .

Looks like you can try as many times as you want and so, if you have a kiddo you want to vocabularize (that’s a new word I coined), this is your chance!

Tried it several times, and that first try has been my best one yet. Learned something new. An example, did you realize that diametrically opposite is a tautological term? Apparently diametric means completely opposed. No wonder I got it wrong – I selected round.

Update: I really like this site. What it has that sets it apart from other click-here-to-feed-a-hungry-mouth sites is the side effect of education. To paraphrase the FAQ, there are 50 levels, and it is apparently very difficult to exceed Level 48.

For the competition 😉 : I have oscillated/ranged from level 36 to level 47 (yes, I touched 47 – I was on a roll).

All said and done, the most appealing aspect of this site is that the rice donations are totally independent of the level. Even kiddo can range from levels 1-3 and still donate 20 grains of rice per correctly clicked word. And yeah, I’ve almost gotten to 5,000 grains (and counting 🙂 ), and he is nearing 2,000.

Update #2: Never knew about these Yahoo awards. There are some good web sites.


  1. hehe, I did it too, and donated 500! 😛

    Comment by rads — January 25, 2008 @ 9:22 am | Reply

  2. Man, thanks for the link, spent a good 15 minutes and donated 1600 grains. 😀

    Comment by Bhel Puri & Seekh Kabab — January 25, 2008 @ 12:03 pm | Reply

  3. Thanks for the link..
    I enjoyed it.

    Comment by neel3 — January 25, 2008 @ 12:30 pm | Reply

  4. Everybody:

    Glad that you liked it, and donated some rice. Hopefully, your kids (as applicable) will enjoy the challenge to ther vocabs. I wonder if a similar site exists for math problems and so on. Maybe we should create one, eh?

    Comment by porcupyn — January 25, 2008 @ 7:10 pm | Reply

  5. 4080 grains…..was at level 31 and had to stop. Work calls!!! Will come abck…awesome timepass…..

    Comment by December Stud — January 25, 2008 @ 8:32 pm | Reply

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