Saturday, January 9, 2010

1,000 words

1,000 words: that is how many I have selected so far as the pool of words from which to choose during our first bee. We won't need that many (let's hope) but this will ensure that we have a nice mix of easy, medium, difficult, and championship words.

That's not so bad considering estimates indicating the average adult native speaker of English possesses a vocabulary of approximately 38,000 words (estimates vary widely as you might expect; that number is the average of several other averages I looked up, so take it with a grain of salt).

Rest assured that our 1,000 words are Grade-A Prime nutritious and delicious.

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