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Post  pinhedz on Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:12 am

"Norman Mailer decocts matters of the first philosophical magnitude from an examination of his own ordure, and I am not talking about his books."

-- William F. Buckley, Jr.

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Re: Got big words? Post on pinhedz insufferably pretentious pedantic pomposity thread

Post  felix on Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:42 am

I gotta long word!

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantisiliogogogoch <sp?>

Unfortunately ... 1. it's Welsh Sad 2. it's not insufferably pretentious, pompous or pedantic, really 3. it's too long to fit the thread.

Oh well, cymru am byth innit. albino

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:07 am

felix wrote:Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantisiliogogogoch <sp?>
I heard somebody say that one time and, curiously, it didn't sound all that long. scratch

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Post  LaRue on Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:57 am

pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

Done from memory, oh yeah bitchez!

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Post  felix on Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:23 am

Hah! cat

I hope that none of us here suffer from hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia affraid

EDIT: that's very impressive, Rue! Mine above came from the interwebs - though Llanfair etc was all from memory. True

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Post  Lee Van Queef on Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:30 am

I don't know many long words due to my stupidity, but I'm a huge Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fan, which stars the superb actor Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi.


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Post  milkcow on Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:01 am

LaRue wrote:pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

Done from memory, oh yeah bitchez!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

This shouldn't count... no fair.

I have a word

"the" Smile

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Re: Got big words? Post on pinhedz insufferably pretentious pedantic pomposity thread

Post  pinhedz on Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:47 am

This thread has got off on a completely wrong track; words aren't "big" just because they are long. bounce

The word supercallfragilisticexpialidocious never made anyone sound precocious.

And the word Piscacadawadaquoddymoggin just makes you sound like you're from northern Minnesota. Rolling Eyes

The words I'm talking about are words like these:

aspersion
opprobrium
denigrate
dodecaphonic
malefactor
factotum
habeas corpus
exceedingly
déclassé
decoct
décolletage
demarche
gluteus maximus
maxima cum laude
simulacrum


But to deliver the full effect, put it into a sentence--the more pompous and pedantic the better.

Extra points for using décolletage and gluteus maximus in the same sentence. What a Face Embarassed

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Post  Dick Fitzwell on Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:37 am

Fhqwhgads

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:23 am

Paladin wrote:Fhqwhgads
OK--I'll give it a try:

"She being a full-figured woman, and the dress being cut low in both the anterior and the posterior, the two undiscerning malefactors initially conflated her gluteous maximus with her décolletage."

-- Winston Churchill

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Post  Lee Van Queef on Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:45 pm

Fhqwhgads.

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Post  Lee Van Queef on Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:46 pm

^^ Sorry didn't realise that one had already been done.

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