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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Huge Vocabularies

One of my friends is doing an observeship in pediatrics, she just started so she knows some answers, but not all.

Her attending physic an asked her if she knew the vocabulary size of the average 8 year old. She attempted a guess and then was later told that they know approximately 800 words. I'm wondering if I know 800 different words. I hope that I do. I think I do.


  • I went back through some of your older posts. If I discount anything written about American Idol, because American Idol doesn't count towards anything productive, you've got at least 5342 words in your vocabulary.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:24 PM  

  • The human mind is amazing.

    By Blogger Rocketstar, at 11:29 PM  

  • I think I could maybe know 800 words... if you count all the one and two-letter ones.

    By Anonymous Jillian, at 10:28 PM  

  • i'm sure you do. lol.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:43 AM  

  • Of course you know 800 words. There are 15 words in these two little sentences.
    (that counts 800 as two words).
    Have a great weekend!
    Lee Ann

    By Blogger Lee Ann, at 11:37 AM  

  • Seems like a low number to me. I wonder if they are counting curse words as well.

    By Blogger :P fuzzbox, at 1:07 PM  

  • i know at least 20 really easy ones to spell

    By Blogger cher, at 12:23 PM  

  • I hang out with 8 year olds all day...there ain't an average one among them. But they do love the words poo, fart and cookie. Tada!


    By Blogger Claire, at 2:09 PM  

  • I'm wiht Fuzz seems low to me. And hwo do you accurately count such a thing?

    By Blogger Travis Erwin, at 5:15 PM  

  • I'm sure you know many more! There are at least 20 good cuss words!! lol

    By Blogger Kelly, at 7:16 PM  

  • I am just a dumb, white guy so I think you know how many words are in my vocab.

    By Blogger Mr. Shife, at 7:28 PM  

  • Considering you used at least 40+ different words in this post alone, I think you're safe.

    By Blogger The Duck, at 4:43 PM  

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