WELCOME to Wednesday, December 21, 2016.
Spoken in Jest….
The longest word in the English language.
According to folk-lore Antidisestablishmentarianism is the longest word in the dictionary, it means being against separating church and state.
However, floccinaucinihilipilification, a word found in the Oxford English dictionary since 1800, is one letter longer. Strange but true, this word means estimating that something is worthless!
While the Oxford English Dictionary has even longer words such as pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, these are compound technical words and many people discount them.
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is ‘screeched.’
We think that “Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order. Let us know if we are wrong!
The word “listen ” contains the same letters as the word “silent”.
The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill.
Los Angeles’s full name is ‘El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula’ and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, ‘L.A.’
The name for Oz in the ‘Wizard of Oz’ was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence ‘Oz.’
The longest common word that you can type with just the left hand is probably ‘Stewardesses’, however there is the obscure but longer: ‘Aftercataracts’. With the right hand the longest word is Phyllophyllin. (Lolypop comes close, but as Groucho Marx would say: ‘no cigar’)
To ‘testify’ was based on men in the Roman court swearing to a statement made by swearing on their testicles.
The combination ‘ough’ can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all ‘A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.’
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning ‘containing arsenic.’
Onomatopoeia is where a word’s sound imitates its meaning. For example, achoo, boing, moo, and whoosh.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Have a wonderful Wednesday people, and whatever you do, don’t forget to LAUGH IT UP! Peace, I am outta here, Eucman!
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
“As we grow old…the beauty steals inward.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Truth is what stands the test of experience.”
G U A R A N T E D T O M A K E Y O U L A F F….
A guy bought his wife a beautiful diamond ring for Christmas.
After hearing about this extravagant gift, a friend of his said, “I thought she wanted one of those sporty four-wheel-drive vehicles.”
“She did,” he replied. “But where was I going to find a fake Jeep?”
Tuesday’s Movie Trivia of the day!‘ What movie is this quote from??? “Just when I think you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go and do somethin’ like this —
and totally redeem yourself! Ha Ha!”
ANSWER: Dumb and Dumber!
Wednesday Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from???
“Hello, this is Karen Hill, I wanna talk to you. Hello? Come on, don´t hang up on me!”
Tuesday’s Quizzler is……….
In each sentence below, two words are incomplete. The two words end in the same three letters, so they look like they should rhyme, but they don’t. See if you can figure out the missing letters in each sentence.
Example: One symptom of bronchitis is a ro___ co___. (The two words are: rough & cough.)
1. When you g___ up, I will let you climb the ship’s p___.
2. Do you want to be a ri___ swimmer or an ocean di___?
3. The strongest oarsman in the boat is a po___ ro___.
4. The cheap tickets didn’t al___ them to go be___ deck.
ANSWER: 1. grow prow 2. river diver 3. power rower 4. allow below
Wednesday’s Quizzler is……….
In the paragraph below, each blank must be filled by a five-letter word, and the words are all anagrams of each other (the words all contain the same five letters, in different order). Can you fill in the blanks?
Quaint _____ this hotel supplies,
That don’t appear upon the bill.
I speak of roaches, _____, and flies.
You _____ and slap. They’re with you still.
At _____ each guest _____ pained screams
That ought to plague the owner’s dreams.
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