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January 4th, 2001

Big, impressive words

I love words. Good words that mean something. Me like words. Ugh.

I like to use large words both in conversation and in text. I’m very much a fan of words that are either on their deathbed or truly obsolete, in addition to words that are just too big and/or odd for people to use on a regular basis.

My current favorite word is succumbs. I was first exposed to the word via the title of R.E.M.’s first video collection, R.E.M. Succumbs. It’s got a great feel and makes me think of someone falling into a huge pit.

What’s your favorite big, impressive word? -pm

Posted in Miscellaneous

FROM: Tony
DATE: Thursday January 4, 2001 -- 7:11:43AM
I happen to like "excommunicated"



FROM: Alan
DATE: Thursday January 4, 2001 -- 7:59:20AM
My new favorite word is "irenic." Look it up!



FROM: Tina
DATE: Thursday January 4, 2001 -- 8:23:19AM
My high school history teacher was obsessed with words. Every week she would pick one student to investigate the dictionary and find a word to tell the class. Then the class had to guess the definition. My favorite was the word "fard". I also like "emollient".



FROM: Jim
DATE: Thursday January 4, 2001 -- 10:37:00AM
My favorite word is "coprophagous." Yum-yum!



FROM: Ryan
DATE: Thursday January 4, 2001 -- 10:47:21AM
Analpyronecrohomopedibestiality. Ahem.



FROM: mecawilson
DATE: Thursday January 4, 2001 -- 10:57:06AM
I couldn't think of the word I was searching for in a paper I wrote a long time ago - so I made one up - and the teacher never said anything about it.

Either she didn't read past my impressive soundly but obvious bullshit title - "Oliver Stone's Vision of American Democracy" (leave me alone - I was young and dumb) - or she actually knew what "tforical" (tah-for-i-cal) meant. I'm voting on the former.

Damn tenured professors.



FROM: Robert
DATE: Thursday January 4, 2001 -- 11:23:03AM
"Eviscerate" is a good word.

If you want to see tons of great words that will amaze and puzzle you, pick up any splattergrind album, especially Carcass. "Masticating Oxidized Razors"? Yes, please!



FROM: Ryan
DATE: Thursday January 4, 2001 -- 1:30:17PM
Masticate! Thanks for reminding me of that one, Robert... I used that word just last week, "I'm going downstairs to masticate." One of my favorites.



FROM: Maria
DATE: Thursday January 4, 2001 -- 1:31:56PM
I'm fond of "Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis."



FROM: Cat
DATE: Thursday January 4, 2001 -- 6:05:07PM
Much to the annoyance of some, I love to use "vituperative" and "egregious" in everyday conversation. "Evanescent" is another fave.



FROM: dave
DATE: Thursday January 4, 2001 -- 9:36:19PM
I learned a new word this week, "turducken." It's some weird Georgia food.

Ryan, you're sick. Laura thinks so too. Her contribution is "rubricate."




FROM: Robert
DATE: Thursday January 4, 2001 -- 10:24:10PM
Any word that ends in "ation" is pretty good, and the more syllables the better.



FROM: Paul
DATE: Thursday January 4, 2001 -- 11:25:23PM
I've always liked "antidisestablishmentarianism", by the way.



FROM: mecawilson
DATE: Friday January 5, 2001 -- 9:31:27AM
Turkducken! That's that crap John Madden gives out to players after the Thanksgiving football game on Fox!

A duck... stuffed inside a chicken... stuffed inside a turkey. Only would a southerner think of stuffing three different species inside each other.



FROM: gill
DATE: Friday April 20, 2001 -- 8:33:51AM
I love the word 'dendrophyliac'
i heard it in some film, it means someone who has sex with trees



FROM: huyen
DATE: Friday April 20, 2001 -- 12:56:37PM
Plethora has always been popular with me. And I always get a kick out of people who use the word titilating (did I spell that right?) A favorite word to pronounce in a variety of ways is fajita...



FROM: Robert
DATE: Friday April 20, 2001 -- 1:09:12PM
My mom pronounced it "fruh-hee-tuh", and she calls tortillas "tor-tee-lee-uhs". She has an ability to stick letters into Spanish words where they do not belong.



FROM: Rob
DATE: Wednesday July 11, 2001 -- 10:17:03AM
I just remembered yesterday a word I'm quite fond of. It's not huge but I still like it. Detritus. It just SOUNDS cool.



FROM: Caroline
DATE: Monday September 3, 2001 -- 3:02:31AM
Pecadillos - means...quirks..."It's one of my many pecadillos."
Gregarious- "He is very gregarious" meaning very social.
Perhaps- I like using this in place of "maybe", it sounds good.
Loquacious- full of excess talk-chatty." She has a loquacious air about her today."
Contemplative- "You're seem to be very contemplative today...whaz up? meaning...quiet-thinking about things, pondering




FROM: Caroline
DATE: Monday September 3, 2001 -- 3:02:33AM
Pecadillos - means...quirks..."It's one of my many pecadillos."
Gregarious- "He is very gregarious" meaning very social.
Perhaps- I like using this in place of "maybe", it sounds good.
Loquacious- full of excess talk-chatty." She has a loquacious air about her today."
Contemplative- "You're seem to be very contemplative today...whaz up?" meaning...quiet-thinking about things, pondering




FROM: Jaso
DATE: Monday December 3, 2001 -- 4:52:37PM
my fave word it: spoon.
it just rocks.



FROM: Micah
DATE: Tuesday December 11, 2001 -- 11:07:14AM
My new favorite new words have to be
Butaceous-like or contianing butter
Pusilanimity-corwardice
Pulchratudinous-having beauty or physical attractiveness



FROM: Monica
DATE: Tuesday December 11, 2001 -- 2:21:47PM
sesquipedalian!



FROM: JIm
DATE: Wednesday December 12, 2001 -- 1:02:47AM
omphaloskepsis - contemplation of one's navel as an aid to meditation



FROM: Ryan
DATE: Wednesday December 12, 2001 -- 1:17:09AM
I'll be damned -- that IS a real word. And it is now my favorite word of all time.

omphaloskepsis
omphaloskepsis
omphaloskepsis
omphaloskepsis

I'm centered.



FROM: fresh
DATE: Wednesday December 12, 2001 -- 10:34:59PM
sesquipedalian is a great word because it is a user or big words im a huge fan of the



FROM: aaron
DATE: Wednesday December 19, 2001 -- 11:20:44AM
Melancholy
preturbed
Anti-Diaretic
Blasphemy
Diplomacy



FROM: nats and meg
DATE: Wednesday January 30, 2002 -- 12:48:49 pm
We love this website, or favorite words are:
~SNAP!
~butaceous



FROM: nat and meg
DATE: Wednesday January 30, 2002 -- 12:53:27 pm
whew, snap, coolious-beanious, fried-chicken, butaceous, knappy, ghetto, It's my rag............, hehe haha hho nono! Dananana, banana etc, we could go on for hours



FROM: chantal
DATE: Friday February 22, 2002 -- 10:55:33 pm
the best words..
recrimination, abnigation, incipid!
oh yes i rock! i just like knowing big words to sound like a smart-arse to my teachers



FROM: Johnny Marks
DATE: Saturday April 6, 2002 -- 4:57:09 pm
my favorite word would be "nakerephobiac" someone who has a tendency to bark at green cars. i also like the phrase " premarital-bysexual-inter-digitational" which means to hold hands with someone of the opposite sex before you are married. bwahahah!



FROM: danni
DATE: Friday May 3, 2002 -- 9:17:39 pm
fav words as of now are probably discombobulated,dabilitating(sp?) and necrophiliac



FROM: mfiedor
DATE: Saturday November 23, 2002 -- 9:58:47 pm
I've always loved:
prestidigitation --among about another 100 that I forgot--



FROM: Kendra
DATE: Tuesday December 3, 2002 -- 11:02:37 pm
My favorite word is... um... INSURMOUNTABLE! it's a beautiful word, don't you argree?



FROM: k
DATE: Saturday January 11, 2003 -- 10:07:19 pm
check out prestigious..pretty nice



FROM: Pete
DATE: Sunday January 19, 2003 -- 6:25:51 am
Steatopygous - means having very large bottom - can be used to insult someone without them knowing!



FROM: Xander
DATE: Tuesday April 15, 2003 -- 2:57:00 am
Im a big fan of "macabre"



FROM: John
DATE: Monday April 21, 2003 -- 10:39:42 pm
I think dendrophyliac is funny



FROM: Ruby
DATE: Sunday May 25, 2003 -- 12:25:10 pm
Who are you wonderful people? I feel like I have just found my real birth mother. My favorites include klingas (made up by my best friend and me), pommade, and perambulator. Oh, yes, and I love my girlfriend's made up word for cellulite: kwefwumples. It sounds so like what it is. Now can I join this club?



FROM:
DATE: Thursday June 12, 2003 -- 9:12:33 pm
Indubitably is, by far, the most incredible, incomprehensibly incomparable word in the world!



FROM: Evan
DATE: Friday June 13, 2003 -- 1:59:03 am
Bruhaha is a solid word



FROM: jimbo
DATE: Thursday June 19, 2003 -- 7:10:34 pm
Try these 4 size!
ostentatious
Fluvial Geomorphology
Quasijudicial
penultimate
vituperation




FROM: Kate
DATE: Sunday June 22, 2003 -- 12:02:04 am
Coquette (flirt)
Meander (wander aimlessly)
Oedipal (as or like Oedipus; I'm not sure if it's a real word, but it sounds better than mofo)
Sophistry (trickery)



FROM: Ryan
DATE: Saturday October 25, 2003 -- 3:21:56 am
Oedipal is definitely a word. I know this because I just finished reading the triology of Oedipus by Sophocles. Anyway, some favorite words of mine, well let's see: imbroglio, invigilate, trichotillomaniac, BROUHAHA (that's for evan..), and, among many others, dishabille. I try to use these everyday, and other confusing words for just that, confusion. There is nothing better than seeing the reaction you can get out of people when you say a word they've never heard before, but saying with such confidence as though it's like saying "though" or "like" or "saying." I hope I made sense.... bye!



FROM: Quinn Manfield
DATE: Wednesday November 12, 2003 -- 12:26:24 am
I happen to be quite fond of "stumblebum" and "chert" or even "umriflousity"



FROM: abby normal
DATE: Wednesday November 12, 2003 -- 12:42:27 am


spork



FROM: Sarah and Sarah
DATE: Wednesday December 10, 2003 -- 5:33:23 am
theres 2 english student geeks next to me keep using big confusing words which i don't understand as i am simple minded. An example - synecdoche




FROM: paulo
DATE: Wednesday December 10, 2003 -- 2:53:48 pm
This site is absolute genius!
Ryan's got it dead right, confusin ppl is great and then they always agree with you to avoid askin what you meant!
Verisimilitude - quality word - means peaceful, pacifistic, conciliatory.
Robust is good too.
Ludicrous is great for destroying other people's arguments, its such a crushing word hehe
Feel free to email me round_boy5@hotmail.com if you find any more fun words



FROM: Annabelle Lee
DATE: Sunday January 4, 2004 -- 2:09:41 am
How about lackadaisical?



FROM: boris
DATE: Sunday January 4, 2004 -- 3:57:31 pm
im not very gud with words but i do like to confuse people. I think loquacious is a bit gud it meens someone hu talks a lot n it sound funy



FROM: paulo
DATE: Friday January 9, 2004 -- 4:08:56 pm
I can recommend to you: 'The Superior Person's Book of Words' and its sequel. I don't know if it's available in the USA where i expect most of you are from, but run a google search on it or something. You might be able to get it mailed. Top notch stuff



FROM: Shrader
DATE: Friday January 23, 2004 -- 12:02:10 am
obsequious sycophant - a slavishly obedient person who sucks up to aggrandize (advance) him/herself



FROM: Richard Burley [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday January 27, 2004 -- 8:17:39 pm
My fav is detritus.



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DATE: Wednesday February 4, 2004 -- 8:23:19 am



FROM: Sophie
DATE: Wednesday February 4, 2004 -- 6:00:39 pm
I always had a love for the word "munch." I hate words like appointment or ointment. I also like "meander"



FROM: Melanie
DATE: Tuesday February 17, 2004 -- 6:21:47 pm
i like the word "defenestration." or "suidefenestration." defenestration is the act of throwing something out a window, suidefenestration is the act of throwing oneself out a window (like suicide)



FROM: Garrett
DATE: Friday February 20, 2004 -- 6:29:48 pm
jejune



FROM: Christine
DATE: Sunday February 29, 2004 -- 10:16:51 pm
A fun one is ambidexterous... and you can never go wrong with totalitarian (toe TAHL ih tare ee an)... great stuff.



FROM: none
DATE: Monday March 15, 2004 -- 4:58:32 pm
conundrum



FROM: none
DATE: Monday March 15, 2004 -- 4:59:47 pm
some other words are magnanimous,



FROM: .none
DATE: Monday March 29, 2004 -- 5:51:06 am
i like the word "THE" its the best wod in the world



FROM: Wolfie
DATE: Monday March 29, 2004 -- 12:13:24 pm
I find 'omni' words like omniscient and omnipotent are good for leaveing confused looks on people's faces!



FROM: Wolfie
DATE: Monday March 29, 2004 -- 12:13:37 pm
I find 'omni' words like omniscient and omnipotent are good for leaving confused looks on people's faces!



FROM: wolfie
DATE: Monday March 29, 2004 -- 12:14:23 pm
whoopsie! just ignore one of my comments!



FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday March 29, 2004 -- 3:15:56 pm
I dunno... I think I like "wod" better.



FROM: Rob
DATE: Friday April 23, 2004 -- 2:09:15 pm
My favorite word and the logest english words in the dictionary is: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

The more syllables the better the word, excluding a few cases like the words Précis



FROM: Aaron [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday April 23, 2004 -- 5:36:07 pm
Today I sent an email in which I used "propinquity". I love that word.

A few months ago, a project manager of mine busted out "pablum" referring to the project's marketing requirements. I almost laughed out loud, partially because it was obvious the marketing folks didn't know what the word meant.



FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday April 23, 2004 -- 7:01:32 pm
Rob -- You must have missed April 21st's Ping.



FROM: Amy
DATE: Friday May 7, 2004 -- 2:30:44 pm
i love the word pedestrian(SP?) it just sounds great



FROM: Tim Ward
DATE: Sunday May 23, 2004 -- 8:42:11 am
My wife was posting to some board yesterday and turned to ask me if there is a word that means "someone who is typically happy and care-free".

Our two-year-old daughter was standing beside her and responded, firmly and authoritatively, "HERNIQUAT".

My wife and I kind of stared at each other for a moment, and she decided to use it in the post, anyway, and explain its origin. (What the heck, I couldn't think of a word, so...!)

That, of course, would be the noun form of the word. HERNIQUATIOUS would be the adjective form.

:-)




FROM: Ashley
DATE: Friday June 11, 2004 -- 9:14:19 pm
One word: phantasmagoria.

Go nuts.



FROM: Marcus Mackey [E-Mail]
DATE: Saturday June 12, 2004 -- 8:05:59 am
Not that I use it in everyday texts, but aphasia has always had a fond place for rolling off the tongue nicely and being sort of bittersweet, in the awe to the point of revolt.

As far as defenestration; I'm not sure if it's just out, as in one case I can think of in particular it could also mean "through". A mutual friend of mine in H.S. (same one Paul of pinger fame attended, although a few years his Sr.) was actually defenestrated when he put his arm out to stop one of those glass & metal doors in downstairs A-hall (yes, complete with crossed/wire windows) and believe it or not, his arm went through the glass. Yes... stitches necessary. Totally freakish thing, wasn't a case of hurling himself through it either. Many of the definitions for this word seem to use vague references (both awesome words) and ambiguity (another very cool word) to parallel (niiiice) the idea of committing defenestration in other fashions. If you look down the page on dictionary.com you'll see what I mean with regards to dragging one "window" off-screen on a computer also being characterized (cool) as defenestration, as well as formatting a hard disk (odd...).

Although I kind of like this definition for defenestration on Dictionary.com (no joke, take a look!) myself

Definition of Defenestration

5. The act of completely removing Micro$oft Windows from a
PC in favor of a better OS (typically Linux)


Who'd a thunk it? LoL Those whacky penguin heads are into everything aren't they? ;) hehe



FROM: K $Money$
DATE: Saturday June 19, 2004 -- 1:55:56 pm
yeah, i was just looking at this cuz i LOVE big words, i thought this sight was totally cool. i couldn't think of any "big" words but i like to use the word vicious. its just fun. oh yeah and RADICAL. thats just terrific.



FROM: shanequwa alucia maneeeeka [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday June 20, 2004 -- 3:50:09 pm
i love words. my favorite is..POOP, eh? hahahaha snif snif, i am cool, i have sniffles in my butt, were is the poop!? ahahahahahaa



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Monday June 21, 2004 -- 10:40:41 am
Okay, a little knowledge and . . . you know the rest. Just be careful that you know how to use these sharp objects. Don't go running with the scissors, so to speak, because you're liable to poke your eye out.

For instance, plethora is a nice word. It means superabundance, which is also a nice word. But so many people pronounce plethora incorrectly that it instantly audibly deflates the user's purpose.

Mispronouncers predictably accent plethora's second syllable, when to be correct, one must place the accent invariably on the first. Check your dictionaries, here. There is no accepted alternate pronunciation.

Rather than impress with one's voluminous vocabulary, one who mispronounces a ten-dollar word, such as plethora, instantly reveals one's own ineptitude. Worse, deservedly or not, mispronunciation of a ten-dollar word exposes the enunciator to derision because he or she always risks that at the moment the listener becomes aware of the verbal mishap, the listener may assume that the speaker meant to elevate him- or herself at the listener's expense; a most opprobrious motive indeed, particularly in social settings. If you get away with a little embarassment, consider yourself lucky. Most won't tell you anyway. Be on the lookout for narrowed eyes or you will stumble to the next social engagement having acquired a pleTHORa of detractors along the way.

Even in cases where the circumstances clearly reveal indubitably that the speaker's intentions were above reproach, the speaker's credibility ineluctably suffers.

I tend to avoid using plethora, correctly enunciated or otherwise, because it is the placard of the verbal charlatan. I don't know why this is. I think it's the first ten-dollar word that people become aware of-- somewhere in high school. It falls easily into the glove, like a pop fly, and then gets put on display with great fanfare. It does its job so well at impressing the plebeians that it is the only arrow found in many quivers.

For those who are interested in doing damage with an expansive vocabulary, the goal here is volubility, not bombast. As discussed above, most of the damage done can be to yourself.

One chooses a multisyllabic jewel carefully for its unsurpassed clarity. Such a word, masterfully employed, makes any other word at once articulably inappropriate. The goal is to educate, to elucidate, and when possible, to enlighten. The means is not only using those big words, but using them well.



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Monday June 21, 2004 -- 11:09:20 am
I just read the list through again, because I love it, and I realized that I misspelled embarrassed. Oops. All apologies. Good thing you can't hear a misspelling.

I also wanted to register an excited approval of "herniquat." "One who is happy and carefree." I believe I shall adopt it immediately and begin a solid attempt at spreading that one about. If it makes entry into the OED, the Daily Ping will reach near immortality in herniquat's etymology.

I can't think of a word that is synonymous. Usually you use an adjective or an adjectival phrase like "lover-of-life," or "shining disposition" or "happy and carefree." Synomymous words to the adjectival form are lightsome or even halcyon (but the latter doesn't really apply to a human)--I also can't say that either is usual. When was the last time I described someone as lightsome? Hmmmmm. NEVER.

Halcyon? I've seen that in poems--not really sure how to pronounce it, don't care to look up the key--will never use.

Herniquat! I love it!



FROM: andrew
DATE: Sunday June 27, 2004 -- 12:22:21 pm
malicious
dystopia
fallice
havoc
spoon



FROM: Yoon (Belgium)
DATE: Friday July 2, 2004 -- 5:48:52 am
lol this is a nice word and noone said it. MASTURBATION!! :) and i know another but it isnt really a big and impressive one. the words not a real one but, its been said. but i cant prenounce it. :s It's the word Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!!!! :D :p :D :p :D :p :D



FROM: Jimbob
DATE: Monday July 12, 2004 -- 4:58:08 pm
mastertarium is cool but i dont know what it means or if its a real word



FROM: vortex
DATE: Tuesday July 27, 2004 -- 12:43:13 am
wow you know im just a kid (14) and its summer right now... im here to learn new words because i want to be smart... i come across my friends with pure idiocy but im going to look up every word here, thank you...
as for a couple of words... try
rescinding
convolution
thalidomide
duality
sacrilege



FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday July 27, 2004 -- 9:24:03 am
thalidomide... "It is sometimes prescribed to treat leprosy."

Sweet! I have a new word I can use at lunchtime!



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Wednesday July 28, 2004 -- 1:25:45 pm
I'm a fan of dyspepsia. Sound familiar? That's because Pepsi cola was originally named for the benefits that beverage was supposed to have had on dyspepsia.

See HTML



FROM: Kell.xox [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday August 6, 2004 -- 3:02:07 am



FROM: Kell.xox [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday August 6, 2004 -- 3:05:53 am
words rok
this weeks fave words are
superflous & frivelent
a philatsine
parsimonious



FROM: Chris
DATE: Friday August 27, 2004 -- 12:41:38 am
Hey, some of us really ARE trichotillomaniacs >_>;



FROM: LAURA IS SO COOL!!!
DATE: Sunday August 29, 2004 -- 5:22:09 pm
ok guys... what do you call a Mexican with a RUBBER TOE?????......................................................................................................................................ROBERTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BAHAHAHAHAHHHAH!!!!!!!!!!!*slaps knee* oh yeah... i like to use the word... INDUBIDIBLY often....it means "for sure"



FROM: Summer and Hailey
DATE: Friday September 3, 2004 -- 2:03:31 am
eww,we like the word Gay, gayed -up, like, eww, and btw eww we live like a zillion and a half years down the road from you so eww dont like stalk us ...we'll stalk you



FROM: summer and hailey again
DATE: Friday September 3, 2004 -- 2:04:56 am



anything with the suffix philiac



FROM: yea us again(sum and hail)
DATE: Friday September 3, 2004 -- 2:05:33 am
phobias r cool 2



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Friday September 3, 2004 -- 10:52:33 am
Rubber toe = Roberto? Where are you from that even comes close enough to rhyming to make a joke? Obviously, somewhere where someone named Robert goes around hearing his name pronounced Rubbert. Can you be from the Boston area? I knew a kid in college who spelled his name Bob, but pronounced it "Bub." He corrected you if you called him Bob. Eventually is nickname became "Bub the slub," because in actuality, he was insanely neat.



FROM: JH
DATE: Wednesday September 8, 2004 -- 2:44:18 pm
>thalidomide... "It is sometimes prescribed to treat leprosy."
>Sweet! I have a new word I can use at lunchtime!

In the late '70s thalidomide was prescribed to pregnant women. Many of their kids were born without limbs.
Very sad.

Hope this info isn't too obfuscating.



FROM: Lydie
DATE: Monday September 13, 2004 -- 4:46:17 pm
I LOVE WORDS. man this site is crazy cool. well favorite words: dendrophiliac :). defenestrate. MASOCHIST. menstruation. zephyr. zeppelin. and that's it for now :)



FROM: amy
DATE: Friday September 17, 2004 -- 1:40:28 pm
the word "salve" troubles me, but i could use the word "perforated" all day long. and "nipple", isn't that a fun one? and i love to call people "obtuse", it's so geometric. (and i'm so embarassed to know this off the top of my head, but the "dendrophiliac" reference was from "can't hardly wait" - starring jennifer love hewitt, from sometime in the late 90's - sorry that i know that - more sorry that i own it on VHS - crap, did i just type that? better quit now while i'm ahead... not that i am ahead...) btw - a "logomaniac" is a person who is crazy about words... it sounds like a lumberjack groupie, though... yep, definitely stopping now



FROM: Kendra Bell [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday November 18, 2004 -- 10:36:24 pm



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Friday November 19, 2004 -- 2:23:19 pm
Some words are quite polysyllabic, but have meanings that aren't abstruse. For example, interdepartmental is a fun one to say and use. I use it almost everyday when I say, "We've got to send this file via interdepartmental mail," and "Do we have any more interdepartmental mail envelopes?"



FROM: I love evan
DATE: Thursday November 25, 2004 -- 6:42:24 pm
Yes, well yours are all dandy, but I love ubiquitous. it means "becoming increasingly popular for use" and occitan...rhaetian...and evangelious :)



FROM: Shala [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday December 2, 2004 -- 12:28:49 am
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is an alright one, but I prefer floccinaucinihiliprilification because you can use it!



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DATE: Saturday January 1, 2005 -- 3:04:26 pm



FROM: Stephany
DATE: Monday January 10, 2005 -- 2:24:07 pm
I always liked the word oxoymoron. Just because it describes me.



FROM: Sue Yu
DATE: Monday January 10, 2005 -- 2:31:02 pm
The best word in the world would have to be spork for the simple fact that I love spoons and forks. Without spoons and forks you would not have sporks!!!



FROM: jack Franklin
DATE: Saturday February 5, 2005 -- 2:34:07 pm
i like the word "yousuck". dedicated to all those who read the previous mentioned word



FROM: DonEmerick
DATE: Thursday March 3, 2005 -- 2:15:59 pm
Word formation is a topic that ought to be taught as part of a grammatical subject in grammar school. The grammatical course would require one, to pass the course, to create one's own private language space, with such syntax and spelling rules, for instance, as one might think would actually work.

Defining a common world language is just an extension of such a project.

The syllabus for such a course would include writings by Poe (The Gold Bug) and Tolkien (the many languages ventured there) -- but would generally exclude puerile conceptions of language, as represented by the magical "language" in Rowleys' Potter series. (Potter-world magic language is "Ridikulous" and so on.)



FROM: Joe
DATE: Wednesday March 9, 2005 -- 8:56:10 pm
Thank you for doing this for having put up all these words. Lol must have been fun.



FROM: Lis
DATE: Wednesday March 9, 2005 -- 11:25:43 pm
Amazing that others have a similar love of fabulous words. I try to get away with saying things like "Indubitably" without anyone noticing that I'm NOT a dubious man with a long greasy mustache. My favorite word combo of the week is "sebaceous mite." "What's that in your hair? Oh my GOSH! It's a....sebaceous mite!"



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Thursday March 10, 2005 -- 8:57:22 am
DonEmerick:

Shouldn't Klingon also be incorporated into such a syllabus?

I'm only Trekkie enough to know that the stooge in the red shirt will be vaporized instead of the lead characters, but I've heard that Klingon is actually a suprisingly complete and useable synthetic language.

I've also heard that some super Trekkies have taken the basic elements set forth in the Star Trek series and have developed the language enough to produce readable novels.

I don't really know, though--just something I've heard, but from reliable sources. I believe Klingon was mentioned in a History of the English Language course I took as an undergrad because it took sensible elements from a number of languages and rearranged them into a rather successful amalgamation. IIRC, the instructor's son was a super geek Trekkie who was then a freshman at MIT. Being a sucker for anything linguistic, the intructor actually studied Klingon with her son for fun. I, personally was amazed with the story, though not enough to actually watch an episode of Star Trek, new or old.

Aren't the nurturing instincts of nerds cool?



FROM: marion
DATE: Friday April 22, 2005 -- 7:42:41 am
i would prefer it if u didnt talk about my abnormally smal cervix on the internet, but if u wna sniff call
07834373987



FROM: nb
DATE: Thursday June 2, 2005 -- 2:53:16 am
dichotomy is a great word. there is no dichotomy about it



FROM: Bama
DATE: Monday June 6, 2005 -- 5:51:54 pm
The only word i really hate is shin. dont know why. just dont like it. but thanks to all you guys for posting all the awesome words. ( I'm trying to expand my vocabulary). Have a nice day.



FROM: LisaB
DATE: Monday June 6, 2005 -- 9:11:26 pm
My personal favorites-

bumbershoot
postprandial
antigogglin
luddite



FROM: Dee
DATE: Monday June 6, 2005 -- 9:22:16 pm
ossified
bifrucate



FROM: Jordan
DATE: Friday June 10, 2005 -- 4:30:30 pm
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Try that chemical name at a spelling bee.



FROM: Leesah
DATE: Saturday June 11, 2005 -- 7:28:38 am
im australian and happen to like the word Inocuous...i dont know why i think i just like words starting in 'I' and a like tree w00tw00t



FROM: bob
DATE: Monday June 13, 2005 -- 10:21:20 pm
i like the word pneumatic



FROM: Aanen
DATE: Tuesday June 14, 2005 -- 8:07:26 am
UFF DA!



FROM: Robert
DATE: Wednesday June 22, 2005 -- 12:38:02 pm
I like discombobulated



FROM: mfiedor [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday July 8, 2005 -- 10:45:22 am
tintinnabulation



FROM: snaily
DATE: Friday July 8, 2005 -- 12:09:58 pm
i have a book called "2000 most challenging and obscure words" u can get it from barnes and noble. its fantastic! it has every long weird word u can imagine. some of my favorite are flibertigibett, clapperdugeon, and discombobulated



FROM: Biff
DATE: Friday July 22, 2005 -- 12:57:57 am
mawkoperogranous
hilifinipiliferoquity
gloccokoffisteracity
iskonasinasticity
cowquivicasiousness
fracticlavicadillivicate

shall i go on?



FROM: Diana
DATE: Saturday July 30, 2005 -- 1:26:46 pm
One of my favorite words it abate...I love this website.



FROM: Will [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday August 15, 2005 -- 5:26:42 am
the best word is 'pamphlet'! :D



FROM: icart
DATE: Tuesday August 16, 2005 -- 12:39:07 am
This site is asome! Although know 1 cares wut i think i love to look up words and use them not just as a joke but seriously. I know that sounds pathetic. Heres one utriculus



FROM:
DATE: Tuesday August 16, 2005 -- 5:38:10 am
"Madam, if you do not endeavor to arrest the rambunctious activities of your porcine progeny, I promulgate portentously that my only recourse shall be to forcibly defenestrate the callous cretin ceremoniously, caring not about the certitude of calamitous consequences!"
How's that?



FROM: Trizzay
DATE: Tuesday August 16, 2005 -- 5:43:29 am
bah...to err is human, to egregiously exclude endorsement of the previous post is perhaps pusillanimous :P

That and i'm tired :P



FROM: Jet Jones
DATE: Monday August 29, 2005 -- 10:50:46 pm
Ubiquitous is my all time favourite. It begins and ends with round sounds and in the middle it is tight and strangled. "Seemingly present everywhere simultanously". Like air or God or even bacteria.

I prefer the sounds of words to their meanings. I like the way they feel in your mouth when you speak them. "Squirrel" and "Albuquerque" with an American accent are fun to say. Saying "Tractor" with a South West English accent is hysterical but then again, saying anything in a South West English accent is lots of fun.

But as a true blue Aussie, my favourite saying would have to be "Get up!" - presumably to my red cattle dog while she's rounding up the sheep. Pronounced "Gi'dahp" and we use it for lots of things like to your mum when she's taking too long to get ready! Or when someone says something that you disagree firmly with. "Get up!" But if you use it, make sure you have a real growl and an urgency in your voice and a really broad country Australian accent. Even you kids in the U.S.!

Great site.



FROM: tickle
DATE: Monday September 12, 2005 -- 12:50:19 am
obnoxious meaning annoying.,intolerable is a good word



FROM: stephen
DATE: Wednesday October 12, 2005 -- 10:23:08 pm
i am partial to the word defenestrate, which is defined as "to throw out of a window" as in the sentence: The cat was defenestrated. (See Monty-Python)



FROM: Reed
DATE: Friday October 14, 2005 -- 3:01:27 pm
I'd have to say I'm a fan of the word effervescent. This is the first time I realized it. Also facetious but everyone likes that one. If you gave me a while I could think of a truckload. Words not used in everyday vernacular (except for people like us) are the best. I'm definitely loving all the words on this webpage!



FROM: josh
DATE: Friday November 18, 2005 -- 10:24:14 am
1. alpenglow: a reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains.
2. propitious: presenting favorable circumstances.
3. nosegay: a bouquet; a posy.
4. oneiric: pertaining to or suggestive of dreams.
5. subfusc: dark or dull in color.
6. dapple: a small contrasting blotch; also, to mark with spots.
7. ebullient: high-spirited.
8. pugnacious: inclined to fighting.
9. gewgaw: a showy trifle; a pretty but worthless bauble.
10. badinage: playful raillery; banter.



FROM: Sarah
DATE: Friday January 6, 2006 -- 12:53:39 pm
mysognyistic - adj, someone who hates women
nefarious - a clever word for evil :D



FROM: Bob
DATE: Monday February 13, 2006 -- 4:56:42 pm
I was looking for a word I didn't use, or at least didn't know. I thought I was going to leave disappointed but then I happened onto "MUNGED".
My day is complete.
Thank you.



FROM: shona
DATE: Monday February 13, 2006 -- 9:35:57 pm
Curmudgeonly fellow that I am, I like to obfuscate meaning with verbosity ...



FROM: scarlet
DATE: Sunday February 26, 2006 -- 12:52:28 am
indeed one could say i have a multitude of pulchritude.
i love that word, but i never get to use it.



FROM: Jake
DATE: Monday March 6, 2006 -- 5:50:22 pm
I like Esoteric, Prodiguous.



FROM: Emma
DATE: Wednesday March 8, 2006 -- 2:44:52 pm
hehe, discovered "flimflam" the other day (yep, its a real word lol), which is ubercool in my book.



FROM: abby
DATE: Thursday March 23, 2006 -- 9:41:41 pm
lol i love this word thing. I know it isn't a word but doesn't fasm look cool? well anyways i like the word................ mesinthropic I believe that is how it is spelled but if it's not ....... sorry
o and the word ( i know i probably mispelled it horribly but here it goes)
nuemanultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
its the diesase you get from breathing in the ash of a volcano or something of that sort.



FROM: Bonnie
DATE: Tuesday March 28, 2006 -- 6:22:10 pm
the best word in the world is serendipity it means to find something you were not looking for



FROM: McC
DATE: Thursday April 6, 2006 -- 8:01:53 am
floccinaucinihilipilification



FROM: Monte
DATE: Friday April 7, 2006 -- 2:04:00 pm
I like the word pauciloquent. It's a grandiloquent word and is used to describe someone who uses less words.
Well, I would rather be pauciloquent in this context.



FROM: Paul
DATE: Saturday April 8, 2006 -- 10:43:06 am
Pugilist - a fighter



FROM: mr.andersen
DATE: Sunday April 23, 2006 -- 1:29:30 am
i likeded unchangeable, decimate, defenestrated, defecate, flipflop, spork, spliff, cumbersome, spontaneous human combustion, supernaturalism, bleek, colossal, krunk, clitoris, cliteris, and cliteris and dat about it.



FROM: Berek
DATE: Monday June 5, 2006 -- 6:56:59 am
The absolute best word is associate(d). Period. Capital P. That's it.

You can demean false psychologies, poorly developed perceptions, and just about any attempted means to eradicate the foundation of *YOU*, being you, yourself, or whoever is utilizing the word.

Examples being

What position are you in, to associate me, with an inept unscrupulous dividend of stench, when my true nature could be differeing from the manner in which I present myself on the "intermanet".

This would be something you could say, to completely dismantle, someone's attempt to define your distinctive traits and characteristic features, on a popular game like WORLD OF WARCRAFT *HINT HINT*.

Another example would be;

Do you associate the use of "big words" with intelligence? Could it be that someone uses LARGER WORDS TO CONFINE SMALLER WORDS, INTO A MORE CONSOLIDATED FORM BECAUSE THEY'RE TOO LAZY. By definition of intelligence, according to your manmade prison known as the dictionary, which you confine yourself to, it could be concluded that "intelligence" was a collective of information and knowledge, already produced and manifested, in this lovely world around us known as Earth. And if so, then I associate you with idiocy.

Another example could be

Do you associate superiority with the memorization of ANYTHING? Is your ability to copy and paste known thoughts and idea's into your brain ADMIRABLE? DO you associate it with reason for PRIDE, ARROGANCE, CONFIDENCE, PSYCHOLOGICAL STABILITY, or ANYTHING FOR THAT MATTER. There is but one thing I can ASSOCIATE with it, and that is PATIENCE. Congrats fellow neophytes to divine understanding, you are caretakers of a title known as PATIENCE. You can join a very small and distinguished crowd of individuals that number in the TRILLIONS, and when I say TRILLIONS, I mean TRILLIONS. Oh wait, they're not that rare, because that's the most common and INFANTILE form of human thought. BUT BECAUSE IT'S THE MOST COMMON, IT HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS THE FOREFRONT AND REQUIRMENT, FOR ALL THINGS IN LIFE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, JOBS. There are exceptions ofcourse, OH DEAR ME OH MY, we have some exceptions let the ingenuitive innovative creative masterminds rejoice.........BUT wait, it appears we have had a recent update from our news source, it seems that even artistic regimes, new-age incorporated fabrications, stemming from hollywood to anime porn studios in Japan, are relative to the MEMORIZATION of past exploits of other's, oh NOZ what will we do.

And a good example would be

I associate those who conceptualize their own methods, REGARDLESS of the motivation, SCREW what their motivation was, if it's laziness, THEN GOD BLESS THEM, because they had an easy ROUTE to their creative genius, WITH SUPERIORITY.

Super thoughts for the masses

Do you associate the use of grammar and puncuation with superiority?

DOes your self imposed world of limitations have anything to do with POTENTIAL gain. You seek to arrange what is worthy to be analyzed in term's of respect, when referencing POTENTIAL. IF someone is large and muscular, you respect their potential to put foot to butt. Yet, if someone has the potential to use grammar, and restrict themselves to some grammatical prison, and keeping themselves from spawning radical thoughts and passionistic calibrations of words, BUT CHOOSES NOT TO, they're just poorly scruitinized MORONS, who lack efficiency and deployment of proper methodicalized incorporated self contrived synchronization. LOL @ u goofball.







FROM: Berek
DATE: Monday June 5, 2006 -- 7:02:56 am
And LAST BUT NOT LEAST

pleTHORA is used by the rich and asseemedly popularity gaining crowds...........OH I DIDN'T use the popular gaining word posted above Ohhh haxors rockstars looozars, because it has THOR, which is symbolic to POWER, and many of those who utilize that word, feel they have a grasp on POWER.

PLETHora is weak.........who is PLETH? Some little robot that Dr. Jackwhack threw into the corner of his workroom because it didn't meet his expectations? PLETH is weak, THOR is strong

Good Game kk thx



FROM: Sandy
DATE: Sunday June 25, 2006 -- 6:04:47 pm
My favorite word is hullaballoo



FROM: hueufjkhiaqhui
DATE: Monday July 10, 2006 -- 5:28:57 am
HAHAHA LOL SO MUCH BI



FROM: Eleanor
DATE: Wednesday July 12, 2006 -- 12:33:47 pm
Yes, infact i have many words that are particularly to my liking. They consist of the following:

promulgating
esoteric
cogitations
articulating
superficial
sentimentalities
amicable
philosophical
psychological
observations
platitudinous
ponderosity.
comprehensibleness
coalescent
concatenated
cogency
Eschew
conglomerations
flatulent
garrulity
jejune
babblement
asinine
affectations
extemporaneous
descantings
unpremeditated
vivacity
rodomontade
thrasonical
bombast
polysyllabic
profundity
pompous
prolixity
psittaceous
vacuity
ventriloquial
vaniloquent
vapidity

I sincerely hope you enjoy finding the meanings to all of these words.



FROM: Eleanor, again
DATE: Wednesday July 12, 2006 -- 12:34:44 pm
If I am not the master of confusing words, please notify me and let me know on a comment.



FROM: Eleanor, once again
DATE: Wednesday July 12, 2006 -- 12:37:01 pm
A few more shall not be of any trouble?

absorption lines
accretion disk
albedo
alpha decay
angular momentum
Becklin-Neugebauer object
beta decay
blackbody radiation
centripetal acceleration
Chandrasekhar limit
collisional de-excitation
cosmic blackbody microwave radiation
dark matter
declination
differential rotation
flux
Fraunhofer lines
gnomon
gravitational redshift
H I regions
H II regions
Hertzsprung-Russell diagram
hydrostatic equilibrium
inverse beta decay
isotropic
Jeans mass
luminosity
Lyman series
nebular model
proton-proton chain
radio interferometer
radio recombination line emission
secular parallax
virial theorem
Wien's law


=]



FROM: loretta
DATE: Wednesday July 12, 2006 -- 4:35:01 pm
ferosicize~ to have sex with blue-bottomed monkeys

terexerislom~ the love of african whitegrass

welaviny~ the belief of a large, winged mammal that looks much like a sumo wrestler with chicken wings.

astheroulanisse~ a very thin soup made up of several different types of birds and alligators.




just a few of my favorites.



FROM: Eleanor
DATE: Wednesday July 12, 2006 -- 9:22:05 pm
This message is directed towards Loretta...


None of these words are in any of the 37 dictionaries I own, but I still think it's fascinating that you could make up these words and definitions. Did you ever think of growing up to be a astrophysicist?



FROM: Ohno-M
DATE: Wednesday July 12, 2006 -- 10:25:24 pm

i got a few words that i wicked like

Verb. spulunking - to explore a cave. (ie - Conor decided to go spulunking off the coast of North Caroline after work on Thursday.)

Verb. indacleer - to steal an article of clothing from someone that isn't yours, most commonly a sweatshirt. (ie - Conor inacleered Stacry's chanel sweatshirt, which cost her over $450.)



FROM: Ohno-M
DATE: Wednesday July 12, 2006 -- 10:27:44 pm
Sorry bout that typo up there^ in the sentance it should say : Conor INDACLEERED (with a d ) Stacy's (no r) Chanel (uppercase C) sweatshirt, which cost her over $450.



FROM: Allison R.
DATE: Thursday July 13, 2006 -- 8:26:31 pm
i know someone who would love this site. his name is drake, but my favorite words are discombobulated and society. this site is wicked cool though but what's up with the last couple of entries??



FROM: Loretta
DATE: Thursday July 13, 2006 -- 8:34:42 pm
actually, Eleanor, those words are real. Perhaps you do not have the same model dictionary as me, or as current as me, because those words were just added to the dictionary last year. Thank you. Or should i say, kalefthano.



FROM: Eleanor
DATE: Thursday July 13, 2006 -- 8:37:33 pm
Loretta, how would you know? You haven't even uppercased your first letter of your name! And you haven't capitalized the A in actually.



FROM: Loretta
DATE: Thursday July 13, 2006 -- 8:40:39 pm
Eleanor~

I hate to be rude, for I am sure we are of like minds and would be great friends, but I did make the L in my name uppercase. And the only reason that I did not make the "actually" uppercased is because I did not want to flaunt my intelligence. Good day.



FROM: Sam
DATE: Thursday July 13, 2006 -- 8:49:56 pm
whats up with this site man. you are all like nerds. yeah. and whoa look thers some droma going on. yeah. between elanor and loreta. besides why do you guys fight if you dont no eachotehr and also. about words. thats so dum. so what if ther not real words? i think there awsom.



FROM: Loretta
DATE: Thursday July 13, 2006 -- 8:54:19 pm
Also, Eleanor, you should not try to condemn me of not capitalizing the "a" in actually, because you have made some gramatical mistakes yourself. Watch closely:

This message is directed towards Loretta...


None of these words are in any of the 37 dictionaries I own, but I still think it's fascinating that you could make up these words and definitions. Did you ever think of growing up to be a astrophysicist?


Once again, for those who missed it:


growing up to be a astrophysicist?



More closely:

a astrophysicist?

So, in conclusion, you are not so perfect yourself.


Loretta.


Post Script~

Sam, this site is for intelligent people looking for "awsom" words. If you dont like it, then dont visit the site. This doesn't have to have anything to do with you if you dont want it to.



FROM: Drake
DATE: Thursday July 13, 2006 -- 9:04:08 pm
J'adore this site, mais................... this "sam" character. Let me correct your mistakes, young ( I assume) man:

whats up with this site man. you are all like nerds. yeah. and whoa look thers some droma going on. yeah. between elanor and loreta. besides why do you guys fight if you dont no eachotehr and also. about words. thats so dum. so what if ther not real words? i think there awsom.

Should be:

What is up with this site, man? You are all, like, nerds. Yeah. And whoa, look, there's some drama going on. Yeah. Between Eleanor and Loretta. Besides, why do you guys fight if you dont know eachother? And also, about words! That's so dumb. So what if they're not real words? I think they're awesome.

That's all.

P.S.


Actually,
Ferosicize and terexerislom are official words, according to Webster's Dictionary, the 2005 addition, and my favorite book, "Exploring Africa", copyright 2003 by Melany Hues. Welaviny and astheroulanisse may very well be real words, though I have not yet heard of them.




FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday July 14, 2006 -- 7:42:03 am
I love when little kiddies post from the same IP address and act like they don't know each other.



FROM: what up ryan??
DATE: Friday July 14, 2006 -- 10:17:57 am
uh ryan, you come off to be a little bvit younger than Loretta and Eleanor and Drake, for in the dictionary, KIDDIES is not considered a real word!



FROM: Loretta
DATE: Friday July 14, 2006 -- 10:19:05 am
Regarding Ryan's last message:

"little kiddies"

For your information, I happen to be 37 years old and a latin major. That is, if you were addressing the fact that you think I am a child.



FROM: go loretta go loretta
DATE: Friday July 14, 2006 -- 10:21:58 am
DISSED AND DISMISSED!



FROM: Matt
DATE: Friday July 14, 2006 -- 10:27:35 am
This song is available on Tom Chapin's "Billy the Squid"

BY TOM CHAPIN
&&
MICHAEL MARK


When I was a little kid, a "diminutive juvenile,"
I liked my folks to read to me, I was an "eager bibliophile."
Now I love words for how they sound
And how they "communicate."
Perhaps I should explain myself, that is, "elucidate."
Great big words, I like big words.
Letter by letter, the bigger the better
Great big words. La la la la la la la la la la!

Now maybe you're "adept" at sports or "excellent" at school,
Maybe you're "vainglorious,"
Which means you think you're cool.
But give me a "massive ideogram,"
A big word to make my point.
When you can "verbalize" yourself
You can really rock the joint.
Great big words, I like big words.
I get a thrill out of every syllable
Great big words.

My word of the week last week was "unique."
People thought I was one of a kind.
When my word of the day was "distingue"
People said I was very refined.
But they look at me like I'm an alien
When I say things like "sesquipedalian."
But what, me worry? I can't go wrong
With a word that's a foot and one half long.

Big words are "prodigious terms"
Now don't they sound delicious?
They impress your teachers, confuse your parents
And make your friends suspicious.
But that's okay we'll start a trend
That soon will sweep the nation;
The hyper-linguistic polysyllabic speech association.
Great big words, I like big words.
No extra charge if it's very large, those
Great big words.
Great big words, I like big words.
Letter by letter the bigger the better
Great big words. La la la la la la la la la la !
(Reiterate please!) La la la la la la la la la la !
(Diminuendo.) La la la la la la la la la la !
(Grand finale!) La la la la la la la la la la!



FROM: Loretta
DATE: Friday July 14, 2006 -- 10:27:40 am
If anyone would like to address me personally, then I would advise you to email me privately, instead of calling me out in front of many people who do not have to put up with this.

Yadweèr,

Loretta



FROM: Paul
DATE: Friday July 14, 2006 -- 10:27:44 am
DISSED AND DISMISSED!

Not really, because the Ping isn't a chat room and responses aren't instantaneous.

More like OH SNAP I SAID SOMETHING AND CAN'T WAIT FOR A REPLY SO THAT MEANS RYAN IS A "LOOSER" WORD!



FROM: Paul
DATE: Friday July 14, 2006 -- 10:28:58 am
Also, Loretta (and her "friends"), you should probably read this.



FROM: hehehe
DATE: Friday July 14, 2006 -- 10:31:42 am
listen to my rhyme
hey mista mastabata
tell me when you climaxx


thispen is cooool\


hehe
eeheehe




FROM: Eleanor
DATE: Friday July 14, 2006 -- 10:40:15 am
Excuse me Paul, but I am afraid your level of rudeness is skyrocketting, and so is my level of anger. Who said that I was a friend of Loretta's? Would you answer that one for me? Hmm...Thanks!



FROM: Paul
DATE: Friday July 14, 2006 -- 10:54:42 am
Excuse me Paul, but I am afraid your level of rudeness is skyrocketting, and so is my level of anger.

Then you should probably go outside for a little while. This is just a website.



FROM: bobby
DATE: Wednesday July 19, 2006 -- 11:09:51 pm
loath small but very good word not loathe as in hate but loath as in unwilling and that word pneu·mo·no·ul·tra·mi·cro·scop·ic·sil·i·co·vol·ca·no·co·ni·o·sis very nice



FROM: James
DATE: Thursday July 20, 2006 -- 7:59:35 pm
How is it that this threat has been going since 2001 and nobody's mentioned "crapulent"?

It means "sick from eating, drinking, or other excessive indulgence," and it's an utterly fabulous word, if only because people will understand what you mean, even if they've never heard it before (and, generally, think you made it up).

"How do you feel?"

"Positively crapulent!"



FROM: Alex
DATE: Friday July 21, 2006 -- 9:06:16 pm
Yo no se muy mucho ingles, pero viendo de lo que aprendi traduciendo el texto que utiliza a mi amiga y mi ingles al diccionario espanol, yo concuerdo bastante con loretta y eleanor. y yo no pienso que ellos son amigos. pero yo no se, soy apenas un immagrent pero encuentran este sitio muy interesante. mantiene a anunciar. mi palabra favorita tendria que ser defenestrate. adios.



FROM: Ownage man 11
DATE: Thursday August 3, 2006 -- 2:12:38 pm
Yes, i do have sumfin 2 say. i really like the word hospital. i think dat its hawt. i also like it just cuz i work there, i like the latin root also.



FROM: So much burn!!!!!!
DATE: Thursday August 3, 2006 -- 2:14:25 pm
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FROM: ... .v..d.cv..
DATE: Thursday August 3, 2006 -- 2:16:29 pm
WHOEVER THE FUCK WOULD ACTUALLY POS ON THIS AND MEAN IT NEED SA LIFE!

P.S. PAUL NEEDS TO PAINT SOMEONES BEDROOM PURPLE



FROM: sum1
DATE: Thursday August 3, 2006 -- 2:18:25 pm
Fav. Word.


SEX!



FROM: tj peacock
DATE: Friday August 4, 2006 -- 10:58:28 pm
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis; wtf who invented this word?
how can anyone pronounce it?



FROM: Wendy
DATE: Saturday August 5, 2006 -- 10:53:44 am
I like the word lackadaisical. My first boyfriend was lackadaisical. We were together for 4 months. Had to cut him loose.



FROM: Casper
DATE: Saturday August 5, 2006 -- 10:54:14 am
If I knew the difference between antidote and anecdote...my best friend from childhood..Billy Sawyer...would still be alive today. He got bit by a rattlesnake and I was reading him humorous stories from Reader's Digest.

My favorite word....administrivia



FROM: THE CAPTAIN
DATE: Sunday August 6, 2006 -- 6:27:58 pm
WANK is my favorite word.



FROM: Alex
DATE: Sunday August 6, 2006 -- 6:31:05 pm
NYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Is my favourite word..it sounds better if u say it underwater



... ... ... January 31, 2007, 1:56 pm

My favourite word would have to be “acrimonious”

It means: Bitter or irritating in tone or manner.

Joe April 8, 2007, 3:33 pm

I like the word extravagant

Avishek Das July 17, 2007, 8:06 pm

hi man…..whoever owns this site …. i just wanted to let you know that you’re a googlewhack….. i googlewhacked your site for the words trichotillomaniac and godzilla ….

thought you should know….

a.d.

james November 14, 2007, 7:34 pm

HEY
my favorite word is pussilanimous
my dad tought it to me when i was about 12 and i’ve tried to use it as often as possible now to make it more poppular 😀
it means coward, or cowardly or something in that domain 😀
JAMES

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