The irony of the English language.

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  1. Why are amateurish and dyslexia such difficult (in relative terms) words to spell? and who put an 's' in lisp?
     
  2. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    You would not need to ask if you were an ex-RTG.... :D
     
  3. I was one of the jedi knights. I just had a complete brain fart on another post which led me onto this one.
     
  4. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia <phobia of long words, if you dont belive me look it up
     
  5. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    You dont need to ask questions, you know everything worth knowing already :wink:
     
  6. Ahh you are indeed a wise one. You are Yoda to my impetuous Luke.

    Perhaps, I can just say I created the post as a talking point for the less fortunate amongst us?
     
  7. Well this word should really put the sh1ts up you then

    acetylseryltyrosylserylisoleucylthreonylserylprolylserylglutaminyl-
    phenylalanylvalylphenylalanylleucylserylserylvalyltryptophylalanyl-
    aspartylprolylisoleucylglutamylleucylleucylasparaginylvalylcysteinyl-
    threonylserylserylleucylglycylasparaginylglutaminylphenylalanyl-
    glutaminylthreonylglutaminylglutaminylalanylarginylthreonylthreonyl-
    glutaminylvalylglutaminylglutaminylphenylalanylserylglutaminylvalyl-
    tryptophyllysylprolylphenylalanylprolylglutaminylserylthreonylvalyl-
    arginylphenylalanylprolylglycylaspartylvalyltyrosyllysylvalyltyrosyl-
    arginyltyrosylasparaginylalanylvalylleucylaspartylprolylleucylisoleucyl-
    threonylalanylleucylleucylglycylthreonylphenylalanylaspartylthreonyl-
    arginylasparaginylarginylisoleucylisoleucylglutamylvalylglutamyl-
    asparaginylglutaminylglutaminylserylprolylthreonylthreonylalanylglutamyl- threonylleucylaspartylalanylthreonylarginylarginylvalylaspartylaspartyl-
    alanylthreonylvalylalanylisoleucylarginylserylalanylasparaginylisoleucyl-
    asparaginylleucylvalylasparaginylglutamylleucylvalylarginylglycyl-
    threonylglycylleucyltyrosylasparaginylglutaminylasparaginylthreonyl-
    phenylalanylglutamylserylmethionylserylglycylleucylvalyltryptophyl-
    threonylserylalanylprolylalanylserine


    This is a real word (look it up if you don't believe me) :)
     
  8. YOU'RE RIGHT!!
     

  9. This is why the phrase 'you know, thingy....whadyamucallit' was invented. I mean for fcuks sake thats taking the pi$$..
     
  10. NO, MY LEFT!
    For goodness sake. YOUR means "belonging to you", YOU'RE means "you are".
    And while i'm on my hobbyhorse THEIR means "Belonging to them", THERE is as in "over there" and THEY'RE means "They are".
    Sorry to be a pedant but this really grips my shit.
     
  11. My god wessex_warrior, and I thought I was the only spelling nazi.

    Magniloquent - excellent word, makes you sound exactly what it means.
     
  12. Oooo, thats a big word and I don't know what it means. Thank you www.dictionary.com
     
  13. One of my favourites is floccinaucinihilipilification!
     
  14. brilliant word.

    an act often used by service personnel when talking about politicians...



    edited... 'cos I can!
     
  15. terroratthepicnic

    terroratthepicnic LE Reviewer Book Reviewer
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    A word i like to try and drop into a conversation is 'Horologist', just for the looks i get. Although horology isn't a hobby i couldn't get into, as i wouldn't have the time.