Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Weird Word Wednesday - Floccinaucinihilipilification


Reading about today's weird word might just be a complete waste of your time. However, it could also save you a bundle!!! 

Hypothetically, let's imagine that you are in an antique store and an item catches your eye. You are excited to have found it, but you are not sure of it's worth. Luckily, you happen to have brought with you an assistant. This assistant can not tell a lie, but has been known to try and trick you (really you should fire his arse). 

So you ask your assistant "In one word, what do you think about the value of this piece?"

He replies "Floccinaucinihilipilification."

Now, if you're like me, big words sound fancy. You would then think "I'm spending the $1000 and getting it!" 

However, because you read this blog, you would know IT'S WORTHLESS!!! Stupid assistant. 

Main Entry:   floccinaucinihilipilification
Part of Speech:   n
Definition:   an act or instance of judging something to be worthless or trivial
Etymology:   the parts of the word each mean 'at nothing' or 'with a small price'

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