Shibboleth is simply a word that you will mispronounce unless you know how a particular tribe, cohort or gang pronounces it. It serves as a password to an exclusive community. Naturally, like all human culture, it has a dark side. Pronounce the word wrong while trying to worm your way into such a secluded community, and you may be banished, or attacked for your impudence.
Here at Psychological Comments we try to be more cognitively demanding. Your pronunciation of words is of marginal interest. Your reaction times, on the other hand, have some predictive value, so we tend to pore over those to test the quality of our readers. HBDchick is in pole position on this measure, and you are encouraged to test your own.
However, why not test yourself on something very closely related to intelligence, and something profoundly human: your vocabulary? Sure, you will be doing an intelligence test, but why not? The link is below
A bold reader, Elijah Armstrong is in pole position on this one with 32,800 words.
Best of all, this test requires the testee to be honest. You can make the number up by pretending to know the words offered up to you, but in that case you would be missing the point, and failing to understand yourself.
No such problem would ever afflict readers of this blog.
A very good morning to you all.