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11-10-2007, 05:23 PM
Heard this on the BBC this am. Guess it didn't do too well last week but then really picked up.
Know the correct definition and feed hungry people. Thought you vocab junkies would like it.


11-11-2007, 06:48 AM
This is so cool :) I was doing pretty well and then they started in with some 50-cent words :D Learned quite a few new ones! I will definitely be going back there - that was fun!

11-11-2007, 07:02 AM
neat :)

guess latin class was good for something ;)

Hyakujo's Fox
11-11-2007, 08:14 AM
I want stats dammit! :D

11-11-2007, 10:24 AM
I managed to guess that "pibroch" is bagpipe music. That's fun, thanks.

11-11-2007, 01:23 PM
I want stats dammit! :D

You can always brag about what vocab level you got up to.

11-11-2007, 04:04 PM
...that's one of the best things I've ever seen on the internet. it pretty much pays for itself with those ads!

Thanks l'azizza! :D

Hyakujo's Fox
11-13-2007, 02:55 AM
You can always brag about what vocab level you got up to.

49. I would've got to fifty but the damn thing seems to flip into French.

11-13-2007, 03:17 AM
I never get past 35. I like to put my vague knowledge of pre/ suf fixes to work. So glad rice doesn't get taken away with an incorrect guess.

How much rice do you earn before you stop? I sent it out to a few friends and one said he was at 4100 before he called it a night.

I'd like to thing you kids are responsible in the huge jump:

9 November 2007 63,253,810
10 November 2007 122,377,240
11 November 2007 136,236,930

The first day the sight was launched:

7 October 2007 830

(someone wasn't too keen on promotion)

Jack Flanders
11-13-2007, 04:08 AM
i spent a few hours this weekend with this great challenge and racked up some bowls of rice!!! working on crossword puzzles also helps - 'specially the obscure ones.

11-13-2007, 10:32 AM
I can't tip past 49 yet either. YET!

Hyakujo's Fox
11-13-2007, 10:41 AM
ah, they do start to repeat after awhile so there's always hope. :D

11-13-2007, 11:06 AM
as long as i'm over 40 i'm ok but as soon as it drops below 35 i'm completely lost-- until level 25 where i seem to know most words again. weird how there seems to be some sort of gap in my english vocabulary!

11-13-2007, 12:40 PM
Nice website. Good place to visit while I'm between tasks at work...

11-13-2007, 04:44 PM
49. I would've got to fifty but the damn thing seems to flip into French.


I averaged around 42...you n' trish are true wordsmiths!

11-27-2007, 11:54 PM
This is fun. I'm glad that I found it! :)

11-28-2007, 09:42 AM
Incidentally, Free Rice was featured on Snopes (http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/charity/freerice.asp) about a week and a half ago, and apparently it is NOT a hoax. So you actually are buying rice for people by playing. Yay. :D

11-28-2007, 10:23 AM
I'm way more successful at donating rice than getting past 49! But I love the game. I wish they would stop mucking about with the UI.