Average Senior Knows 94,045 More Words Than Intelligent Canine--Pea Juggling Test Precludes Vocabulary Trial
"Effective command of a wide vocabulary might be taken as a measure of a man's status of intelligence". H. W. Holmes '03. Dean of the Graduate School of Education, told a CRIMSON representive yesterday.
In view of this opinion it is interesting to not some recent experiments of Dr. F. H. Vizetelly, editor of the New Standard Dictionary, who has speak considerable time in compiling statistics of the vocabularies of persons in different walks of life. A high school freshman, according to him, under stands 66,650 words, a 4-year-old child, 1700, and a university senior 94.05 Sophomores have a speaking acquaintance with 70,000 words. An intelligent dog is reputed to know 12 words.
From these figures anyone may see just where he stands in the scale of vocabulary and intelligence. If any individual is sufficiently interested to test his own verbose store. Let him search through an unabridged dictionary, as advised by Dr. Vizetelly, and find out As a preliminary to this task. Dr. Vizetelly, suggests a test of perseverance. Fill, he says, a tumbler full of dried peas, place it in one room, and carry the peas one by one to fill and empty glass in another room. If one is able to do this, he is qualified, to try the vocabulary and intelligence test, called the "second course" after such a feat