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Word recognition contest

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In form much like a spelling contest. The judges give a word to the contestant and they spell it for them. The contestant must declare if the word is in the dictionary or not.

More difficult then you might think at first glance.

Advanced: foreign languages.

zeno, Jul 27 2011

Scrabble http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrabble
Similar [8th of 7, Jul 27 2011]

Call My Bluff http://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Call_my_bluff
No prizes, and rather cerebral. A very British game show. [8th of 7, Jul 28 2011]

Scrabble players are smarter than everyone else http://bodyodd.msnb...-than-everyone-else
[swimswim, Aug 29 2011]

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       Ummm ... Baked ?   

       <link>
8th of 7, Jul 27 2011
  

       Derived.
zeno, Jul 27 2011
  

       Whose dictionary, and which edition?
RayfordSteele, Jul 27 2011
  

       baked is a word and it's in the dictionary!
xandram, Jul 27 2011
  

       There is a game called Balderdash in which players must guess the real definition to unusual words, as opposed to the false definitions created by other players. Very similar, and incredibly fun.
Alterother, Jul 28 2011
  

       // players must guess the real definition to unusual words, as opposed to the false definitions created by other players //   

       Which is simply the BBC TV show "Call My Bluff", dating from the 1960's. <link>
8th of 7, Jul 28 2011
  

       Yeah, it's also part of an american public radio show called "Sez You," which upon further examination is virtually indistinguishable from "Call My Bluff."   

       You win this round, borg.
Alterother, Jul 28 2011
  
      
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