Tuesday, April 29, 2008

mental_floss: 10 Questions from an 1895 eighth-grade final exam

mental_floss has posted questions from an 1895 eighth-grade final. I wonder how many of our current students would be able to correctly answer these?
Orthography (Time, one hour)
9. What is meant by the following: alphabet, phonetic, orthography, etymology, and syllabication.

Only three of those words make sense to me...

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