Sesquipedalian and Triskaidekaphobia

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raouf
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Post by raouf » January 31st, 2006, 7:30 am

The meaning of these obscure words is:

Sesquipedalian: Long and ponderous; having many syllables.
http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/archive/2006/01/13.html

Triskaidekaphobia: Fear of friday the thirteenth
http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/archive/2005/05/13.html

Don't think I will really use these in a real sentence but it is fun.
http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/

For those learning French, here is a gentle one:
http://french-word-a-day.typepad.com/motdujour/

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Post by hugh » January 31st, 2006, 8:51 am

nice!

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Post by Bookworm360 » July 8th, 2020, 4:40 pm

Surprisingly, those are nothing compared to this stunner: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. It is the longest word in the dictionary that I know of. It is a lung disease caused by inhaling underground dust and is common in miners.
P.S: is this the long-and-weird-but-wonderful-words thread?
2 Timothy 1:7. Look it up.
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Post by schrm » July 9th, 2020, 10:58 am

it is now for sure!
:clap: :)
en: lay down your arms
de: sammlung prosa, hoffmann*2: sommerfrische, tante fritzchen
dpl: hoffmann*2
solo: na prost!

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Post by Bookworm360 » July 18th, 2020, 2:12 pm

Here’s another: brachionichthyidae.
2 Timothy 1:7. Look it up.
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Post by TheDinosaurPlanet » January 19th, 2021, 12:50 pm

Ultracrepidarian--That was a new one for me recently.
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Post by KevinS » January 19th, 2021, 12:54 pm

TheDinosaurPlanet wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 12:50 pm
Ultracrepidarian--That was a new one for me recently.
I'm an ultradecrepidarian!

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Post by TheDinosaurPlanet » January 19th, 2021, 12:59 pm

KevinS wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 12:54 pm
TheDinosaurPlanet wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 12:50 pm
Ultracrepidarian--That was a new one for me recently.
I'm an ultradecrepidarian!
It's a fate of humanity, I suppose, to be ultracrepidarian-ish at times. :D
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Post by KevinS » January 19th, 2021, 1:27 pm

TheDinosaurPlanet wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 12:59 pm
KevinS wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 12:54 pm
TheDinosaurPlanet wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 12:50 pm
Ultracrepidarian--That was a new one for me recently.
I'm an ultradecrepidarian!
It's a fate of humanity, I suppose, to be ultracrepidarian-ish at times. :D
Perhaps, but I am an ultraDEcrepidarian. (Often misspelled as 'ultradecrepitarian.)

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Post by TheDinosaurPlanet » January 19th, 2021, 2:07 pm

KevinS wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 12:54 pm

Perhaps, but I am an ultraDEcrepidarian. (Often misspelled as 'ultradecrepitarian.)
Ah. My mistake.
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 22nd, 2021, 12:09 am

Arachibutyrophobia ... the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.

Globophobia ... The fear of balloons.

Novinophobia ... The fear of running out of wine.

Nomophobia ... The fear of being without your mobile phone.

Xanthophobia ... The fear of the colour yellow.

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia ... The fear of long words.

Omphalophobia ... The fear of belly buttons.
"Sorry, my tongue got in the way of my eye-tooth, and I couldn't see what I was saying..."

Come and assist Doctor Pangloss instruct the Baron in the proper use of his conjugals and declensions in our new play "The Heir At Law"

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