Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Writer by Word Choice

Take this short online quiz at Oxford Dictionaries blog and they'll decide what kind of writer you are based on your word choices.

My results:

Eh. I wouldn't mind winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, but I don't hate women or gay people, and I can metabolize iron. Just not on Tuesdays.

If you take the test, post your results in comments. Added: Test link now works!


  1. Your link isn't working for me. It takes me to your photo bucket account instead of the quiz. :)

  2. Anonymous7:42 AM

    Here is the link to the actual quiz = http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2012/08/american-writers-thesaurus-quiz/

    And apparently I am Toni Morrison.

  3. Sorry, but the link's not working and I can't find the quiz myself over at the blog. I'll check back later. ;o)

  4. Er, the link just goes to the picture. Here's the correct URL: http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2012/08/american-writers-thesaurus-quiz/

  5. Wow, I'm Toni Morrison...though I wonder who I would be if allowed to choose my own words for the questions. There were a few in the mix that wouldn't have been my first pick.

  6. Keita Haruka1:06 PM

    Apparently, I "chose esoteric and technical words that would drive a reader run straight to a dictionary." I am therefore Vladimir Nabokov, and should focus on academic and scientific writing. Which probably shouldn't surprise me, given that I am trained as a scientist. Still, it seems a good ft for someone who prefers reading and writing science fiction. :P

  7. I got the Toni Morrison answer, but I'll stick with the auxiliary authors listed like Mark Twain and Harper Lee.

  8. I got Hemingway, but couldn't help thinking the whole time, "I am boring!" Or should that be insipid or maybe bromidic?

  9. Fran K3:55 AM

    I'm with B E! I got Toni Morrison but have no idea who she is - at least I've read Mark Twain & Harper Lee. Apparently if I was a writer I'd write in the vernacular, hum... I must google this author and see if this is a good thing or not.


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