This is a CRA.

Found via No-sword, the original pictures used in the wug test.

This is a CRA.

I’ve linked to the Wikipedia article above, but the short version is that these pictures were used to test whether children can apply grammatical rules to nonsense words: can they correctly form a plural (or past tense, or whatever) of a word they’ve never heard before.

I mainly posted it because I find the pictures incredibly charming. You can download them here.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Julie Carter

    Allow me to state, for the record, that I would like a NIZ. I would like TWO NIZZES.

  2. Harry

    I wish I knew how to BING.

  3. Julie Carter

    Am I the only one who thought the past tense of BING would be BANG?

  4. Harry

    Ooh, interesting. I certainly didn’t think that, but it may well have been one of the things they were testing.

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