January 12, 2014

Design Vocabulary Quiz

Undoubtedly, some of you will whiz right through this quiz from the Wall Street Journal’s Off Duty section this weekend. quizThe words will be familiar to some and a foreign language to others. Some of the answers are quite witty!

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Or you can click here to take the interactive quiz!

19 comments:

  1. Thank you. While I scored 10, I was also amused by the multiple choices. Hugs to Connor.

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  2. Amusing choices. Scored nine. Learned a new definition.

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  3. Scored a 10---great choices. Thanks for starting my week off with a bit of goofiness.
    Mary

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    1. I loved some of the answer choices. Very clever.

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  4. I find both the plinth and the ogee definition confusing. A plinth is also an architectural element when framing a door. When I google the word ogee mirror I am hard pressed to find the s-curve in those examples pictured. In addition the bungalow question suggests a bungalow lacks a balustrade----- what is a bungalow ?? that term is thrown about as frequently in the real estate MLS listing as needs TLC. Is a balustrade an exterior railing an exterior is is limited to a particular form... just as the use of the word text has evolved so to these words have wider scope. Am I right????

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    1. The first definition for plinth is thus: 1. A block or slab on which a pedestal, column, or statue is placed. And the first definition of ogee is: A double curve with the shape of an elongated S. Bungalow might be used as a single level house, so it might not need a balustrade.

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  5. Thank god I got them all right or I'd be in the wrong profession!

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  6. Finally I scored 100% on one of these damn things! I did love the plinthesizer—kind of elevator music for statuary.

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    1. I wasn't going to say it was easy, but....

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  7. I agree with ArchitectDesign + thank goodness I got them all right! great post. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  8. I, too, scored 10 out of 10. I did think the choices were very clever.
    M.

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  9. I got the plinth question wrong. Thought for sure there'd be a plinth in a room of paneling.

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