Reading level of my blog
Got this thing from psychomamma...
Okay, I have to say that this really stings. Elementary School, for pete’s sake. I checked half a dozen blogs that I visit regularly, and every single one of them came back as requiring a higher level of education to read. My 17-yr-old daughter’s blog comes back as College (post-graduate). Blogball’s came back as Genius (props to Blogball), in spite of having more poop jokes than mine.
You know how it is when you have to re-evaluate your idea of yourself? Okay, then.
But dangit, elementary school? Because that smarts so much, I’ll make what sounds like (or is) an insufferably arrogant confession: I’ve spent most of my life limiting what words I use in conversation to match the vocabulary of the people around me so they don’t think I’m trying to sound all smartypants.
I’m not freaking Stephen Hawking, but while the rest of my peers were having a social life, I read books. I know lots of words – words of all types and sizes, a surfeit of words, a damn plethora of words. I know the difference between affect and effect, between imply and infer. I even think grammar jokes are funny: The woman was shot, and the bullet’s in her yet... And I can even spell most of the words I use, except for
But is that good enough for the b******s at the Blog Readability Test? No-o-o, it’s not. Well, I’ll tell you what, cabrones at the BRT: from now on I’m going to use words and sentence constructions that’ll confuse the snot out of you. Your stupid test will explode because I’m-a start usin sum a them seven-dollar words what I learnt back when I went to Yoo-niversity, then see how you like it. Hmph.