Our May 25 posting “What’s in a –nym?” featured the list of words ending in –nym that A. F. Brown included in his then-exhaustive Normal and Reverse English Word List— pseudonym appearing pseudonymously—and included a link to an updated and augmented list that appeared on Wordnik.com (a site that all lovers of language are encouraged to visit).

Never ones to let well enough alone, we offer the following opportunity to dazzle your friends and confound your enemies with a test of your –nym knowledge. The test consists of a list of ten words, each beginning with the letter k, each serving as an example of a –nym that you are asked to identify from a set of choices. Immediate feedback is provided for each choice, and you can display your final score when you’re done. Lexicographers, start your blenders here!

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