Monday, June 2, 2008

Vocabulary and Free Rice!

Last Saturday on Between You and Me we talked about WORDS. A subject near and dear to my heart of course.....

Barbara from Aitkin called in to talk words and told us about a really interesting website called FREE RICE. Essentially you are quizzed on vocabulary and for each word you get right the U.N. donates 20 grains of rice to the U.N. World Food Program to end hunger. It's harder than you'd think - the last one I did and got right was "sagacious" - I picked "wise". So let's all improve our vocabulary and donate some rice to hunger relief! And post your favorite/least favorite words here.

Here are some of the words people called in that they love:
mendacity
ennui
lascivious
initiate, ingenuity, improvise
and words/phrases that drive them nuts:

slacks
same difference
warsh
utilize
Brrmidji
commentator
irregardless
pretty much
gone missing

2 comments:

Norma said...

This is great info to know.

Anonymous said...

How many grains of rice are in a pound?