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Obscure Words
21-Aug-2009, 03:56 PM
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Obscure Words
The English language has many strange and wonderfully obscure words, and a good example is the following:

"Xylophataquieopiaphobia

The fear of not pronouncing words correctly"

Isn't English a marvellous language?

David
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21-Aug-2009, 04:49 PM
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What a word. I'm still working out how to pronounce it.[8D]
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21-Aug-2009, 08:15 PM
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I was thinking the same thing Noel.
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22-Aug-2009, 01:07 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by noel

What a word. I'm still working out how to pronounce it.[8D]


Re yesterday's word:

It's on the tip of my tongue ...

You know - the word for not being able to remember words.

Oh, what IS that word?

Lethologica.

There. But will I remember it tomorrow?[Smile]

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23-Aug-2009, 06:07 PM
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New word for today:

Objurgate

To reproach or denounce vehemently: upbraid harshly: berate sharply

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23-Aug-2009, 08:45 PM
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This is turning into quite an educational thread!
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23-Aug-2009, 09:32 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by LDunlop76

This is turning into quite an educational thread!



I have a full file of "obscure words" should anyone wish to continue this thread. Also, I would appreciate the addition to my collection by any member who has any of their own strange or unusual words.

You may not find some of the words I include in a standard dictionary, however I guarantee that all are actual English language words which can be found in the very best higher end dictionaries.

I promise not to "bloviate" in my postings.[Smile]
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23-Aug-2009, 09:32 PM
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I have to confess I suffer from loganamnosis.
[Tongue]
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23-Aug-2009, 09:41 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by noel

I have to confess I suffer from loganamnosis.
[Tongue]





Got me on that one Noel, not in my collection, need a "translation".

Just hope it is not derived from:

Lecanomancy

Divination practiced with water in a basin, by throwing three stones
into it, and invoking the demon whose aid was sought.

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23-Aug-2009, 09:49 PM
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It's a mania for trying to remember forgotten words David, I'm an expert in it,LOL.
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