(Most People Couldn’t)
If you took our most recent spelling quiz and were disappointed with your score or confused by the answers, this post is for you.
Keep reading for a full breakdown of the right answers, the wrong answers, and definitions of both.
A Breakdown of The Spelling Quiz That Tripped Up a Bunch of Smart Professionals
1. The facts involved a study in plain/plane geometry.
❌ WRONG – plain: Not decorated, obvious, boring, or ordinary. (We won’t argue that geometry is boring to some people, but that’s not the intended meaning here.)
✔️ RIGHT – plane: “A flat level or surface” in this case. In other words: the study of 2D shapes.
2. He spoke pidgin/pigeon English when he had to.
❌ WRONG – pigeon: It’s feathered, gray-ish, and poops all over buildings and park benches. But pigeons don’t speak an official language.
✔️ RIGHT – pidgin: A simplified speech that allows people speaking different languages to communicate. The word originated from a Chinese corruption of the word “business.” A “creole” is a complete pidgin language, such as Haitian Creole, Gullah, and Jamaican Creole, passed down to the children of adult pidgin speakers, thereby becoming a native language.