Saturday, November 01, 2008

For the last time, no, you cannot "buy a vowel"

Think you're a good speller? Give the Visual Thesaurus Spelling Bee a go! You will need headphones or speakers, because like a real spelling bee, the words are read aloud to you. Unlike actual spelling bees, you can make several guesses and even surrender and move on to the next word.

Here's a tip: make sure you check the definition over on the right for possible clues to the spelling, origin, and of course, its meaning. For example, one of my words sounded like "beetle". But, after reading the definition (a minor parish official who serves as an usher and preserves order at services), I realized it was actually beadle.

The spelling bee is adaptive, so the more words you spell correctly, the harder the words will get. Conversely, if you're not such a great speller, the words get easier and easier. Fun! (via Language Hat)

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