Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?

I am...but just barely.

blog readability test

I don't know if this is because of some lack in my vocabulary or if I'm purposely keeping this site accessible to the masses. I also have no idea whether or not it takes into account your comments. Are you guys keepin' the man down?

Regardless, if you start to see me pontificating in multisyllabic language requiring the OED, Rogets, Funk & Wagnall's, Merriam Webster and a plethora of other reference materials to comprehend, it'll just be me trying to get into Grad School.

Thank you--and please watch the quality of your comments.


Random Michelle K said...

Jr High for my main blog, and high school for the book blog.

However, keep in mind that readability is a good thing. Using big words for the sake of big words is a Bad Thing, while making something accessible to all users is a Good Thing.

Random Michelle K said...

And my splash page is elementary school. :)

kimby said...

My own blog rated an Elementary rating. Perhaps you are too advanced for me? Although, (or should that be ALL THOUGH) I could use this an an educational experience to expand my otherwise limited vocabulary.

Eric said...

me tink yr blug is jst fin reedin levul az iz u shuld nt chng it reedin iz fun i lik reedin it out lowd an makin ot th rille hard wirdz wif mi mowf reedin iz fun!!!!!1!111!!!!11!

Nathan said...


The thing is, I found that little widget on someone's page who rated 'genius'. Crap!

Eric, You can be deleted if you continue to drag my rating down to kindergarten. Don't make me pull the blog over to the side of the road.

Nathan said...

Oh, and Kim, I'm really stuck on chapter 36. It just doesn't want to come out, but I'll get it.

kimby said...

LOL@ Eric!
When I used to teach cadets, I actually had written assignments handed to me that looked like that.
Sad isn't it?

Nathan, Hang in there, Chapter 36 will come when it is ready to.

MWT said...

Hmm... I'm down in elementary school too. Guess I'm just not that bright. o.O

Anne C. said...

I registered at Jr High too, which, considering I do pretty well at freerice.com, I found mildly insulting.

However, Michelle is correct. Readability is a good thing.


Anonymous said...

I think their algorithm is pretty flawed. Just for giggles I ran John-the-Scientist's blog through the site and it only rated high school... which is utterly ridiculous. John's posts are like a mini-college seminar.

Mine rated Jr. High.

Maybe it's randomized?

Anonymous said...

Heh. It said it couldn't check my blogs, but linuxjournal.com rated High School. Breaking News? Genius.

*Justin does the genius dance*

Nathan said...

The New York Post's site rated Junior High.

I'm sure that's a generous rating.

Tom said...

As for my blog, it's elementary, my dear Watson, elementary!