Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thursday Thirteen

As I searched through the web today at work on my... er break I found this website full if weird words and their meanings. Today I'd like to share a few with you.

Thirteen Weird Words and Their Meanings

1. Abligurition - Spending just an inconceivably large amount of money on food. (I'm personally going to start using this in every day lingo.)

2. Aprosexia - An abnormal inability to pay attention, characterized by near-complete indifference to everything. (There are definitely times I can be accused of this)

3. Bablatrice - A female babbler. (Seriously, how do these people know me?)

4. Bever- A snack between meals. (Gee I just thought it was called a snack...)

5. Coads-nigs! - An expression of surprise. (ROFL try using that in a sentence)

6. Deglutition - The act of swallowing. (*gasp* Just tell me, did your mind go there too?)

7. Emacity - A fondness for buying things. (I'm going to start adding this in my bios.)

8. Floccinaucinihilipilification - To establish or state that something has no value. (Say that three times fast. Hell, just say it one time.)

9. Hoddypeak - A blockhead or fool. (I'd like to throw this one around at work.)

10. Verticordious - To turn the heart from evil. (I have got to put this in a book.)

11. Windlestraw - A person who is tall, thin and un-healthy looking. (Am I the only one who thinks this description fits another word?)

12. Xanthippe - An ill-tempered woman. (Alright now I'm convinced that people have been looking in my window and making up things to call me.)

13. Zizany - A harmful weed. (Get out of my yard you Zizany... Ok I'm sorry I couldn't resist.

To see these and other weird words go check out the website I visited earlier. There are loads more where these came from.


Adelle Laudan said...

I love 'new to me' words. Great list. Happy T13!

Stephanie Adkins said...

Well now, I have honestly never heard of these words. Very interesting! :) Happy Thursday!

Ella Drake said...

Definitely strange words! Great list!

Alice Audrey said...

Is there such a thing as a snack that is not between meals?

Cassandra said...

Okay, #4 cracks me up! rofl. Good post! You always make me smile. ((hugs))

Cora's got us covered this Thursday at the MMC with her 13 Favorite Movie Heroines. Stop by if you get a chance and see if you agree.

Cassandra said...

Oh, and I should mention that you have now given me some fuel for fire for the next round of the Writer's Duel. Mwahhahahaha... :wide grin::

Paige Tyler said...

Cool TT!


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Elise Logan said...

Awesome words. Will now be wasting time on that site trying to find awesome words to slide into conversations.

Christina DeLorenzo said...

Fun TT! I love new words - I'll go through the dictionary and just read unfamiliar words for fun. Aprosexia just sounds fun in the mouth.

Anonymous said...

Xanthippe was Socrate's wife and apparently he chose her purposefully because of her argumentative spirit. lol I have actually used Floccinaucinihilipilification in a lesson on long words for my class. It cracks them up trying to say it. You should see their six-year old eyes go wide when I ask them if it would be a good bonus spelling word.

Lauren Murphy said...

Alice, I didn't think so either.

Cassandra, you're hilarious. Glad I could help. :P

Elise, you're too cute... I thought the same thing lol.

Jamie, that's just great... so have you tried saying it three times fast.

Shelley Munro said...

Some strange but very cool words. I'm gonna have to use some of them. :)

Janice said...

I can definitively say I have never heard of any of those words. I love windlestraw, I may use that one.

Happy TT.

Heather said...

I have actually seen 'Xanthippe' before, but the rest...priceless!

Alexia Reed said...

OMG love new words! I so want to put some of these in my novel. :)