Oh, I loved that one as well!!!! I think I didn't comment on it because I was, well, rather sleepy myself during the read back.
I have a lovely collection of essays by Anne Fadiman called Ex Libris, which I adore The essay "The Joy of Sesquipedalians" is about a quiz made of the 22 words she (as someone with a very good vocabulary) did NOT know in a book she was reading (The Tiger in the House by Carl Van Vechten, written in the 1920s). Her brother knew 9, her father knew 12.
How many do you guys know (WITHOUT looking them up)?
(I only knew three when I read this.)
- Ant Farm
(edit: OMG, BYC autocorrected her last name to "Radioman"!)
We won't mention how many I'd never even seen
I know two with three more I am questioning myself on. Some of them I have never seen before.
@Fire Ant Farm
Well, of the three I knew, two were just because I'm a microbiologist and one because I like to read fantasy books.