There's a really good vocabulary test trending on Twitter right now, and everyone is stoked to quantify how smart they are!
The test is 50 quick questions, you can take it here. (How did you do? If you didn't know the words "synonym" or "antonym," you were pretty much screwed.)
Here is a result of a random test taker:
Naturally, the author of such classics as "Man shits on witness stand and eats his poop" and "This lady f*cked a dolphin," would be compared to Shakespeare, but then when you go to trending topic #MyVocabularyScore on Twitter, you'll see that pretty much everyone was scoring similarly.
The first listed belongs to Ben Shapiro, a professional writer. All of a sudden, everyone realized they were just as good with words as someone with a blue checkmark.
And people were pretty shocked to find out how smart they are.
How can everyone be in the 1%? Is it that only geniuses brag about their scores?
It feels good to feel good, but pessimistically, it seems results were inflated to get people to brag. Like a vanity sizing but for the brain.
Because if people are bragging, then the test gets passed around. And the more people take it, the more people click on ads.
Most likely, the only real genius here is the person who wrote this test (and you. You're probably really smart). And anyway, this all seems super exciting until you realize there are over 1 million words in the English language.
BONUS: this is what the results are WHEN YOU CHEAT: