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Secrets of Nym

Most people are familiar with synonyms and homonyms, but how about eponyms, autonyms or toponyms? In the following quiz I will give you a brief definition and then ask you to classify a word or phrase.
10 Q
Jun 21 04
1461 plays
Ten People Were Wrong

These are common words that are misspelled or misused a lot. A few more than 10 people were wrong when attempting to use them! I used Dictionary.com, Merriam-Webster.com, and The Free Dictionary.com as references.
10 Q
Dec 08 12
768 plays
The Department of Redundancy Department

Redundancy is a superfluous use of words, such as "classify into groups" as classifying already means "organizing into groups". See if you understand by taking the quiz!
10 Q
Dec 12 13
741 plays
A Lesson in Retronyms

A retronym is a word or phrase used to describe the original form of something typically replaced by newer technology. See if you can answer these questions about retronyms.
10 Q
May 30 10
657 plays
Popeye Sez: "Watch Yer Pronunski-Ayshun!"

We all know Popeye is a champ at mispronouncing words, but he's not the only one. I'll give you ten words; you select the proper pronunciation. Note: CAPS denote ACCENTED syllables. CAUTION: AMERICAN ENGLISH USAGE ONLY!
10 Q
Jan 22 11
573 plays
The Four Types of Writing

Everything you write falls into one of four types of writing, or "modes of discourse." Can you guess which?
15 Q
Feb 06 04
1929 plays

Oxymorons - I love them - simple, totally incongruous statements. Can you pick the oxymoron (perceived or otherwise) from the meaning given?
10 Q
Dec 08 02
5724 plays
The writer's grimoire, part 1

In a multi-part series, we will explore what it is that composes a skillful writer's art, and what elements are necessary for success. This first installment discusses the basics, from grammar to essential vocabulary and linguistics.
10 Q
Nov 01 10
450 plays
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