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Updated on July 29, 2013

Welcome to Weird Words

Welcome to a lighthearted look at lexicography. The English language is full of weird words (be they new or old) that are oddly amusing and even a tad confusing at times.

This loopy lens is dedicated to creating an awareness of old, obscure, and perhaps outlandish words plus some nifty new ones that are really quite tame once you make their acquaintance!

Which reminds me, where the heck did I put my "spurtle"? What do you mean you don't know what a "spurtle" is -- it's a stick for stirring my porridge!


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A very big thank you to the editors at for nominating "Weird Words" as a candidate for a 2009 award in the field of humor, and for the many word wonks who voted for "Weird Words"!

When ideas fail, weird words come in handy to fill the dead air space.

Bindle Stiffs Don't Do Burgers!

bindle stiff n. [indle, alter. of bundle] (circa 1901): Hobo, esp. one who carries his clothes or bedding in a bundle


Source: Webster's Ninth Collegiate Dictionary, p. 151


He doesn't take too kindly to being called "A Vaniloquent Vassal of Verbiage". He would prefer the title "Pontificating Prince of Perissology".


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"If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur."

-- Doug Larson --


BurpaLurpa's bad habit was "floccinaucinihilipilification", (estimating things as worthless and belittling other's achievements), which is why he consumed such vast quantities of popcorn in order to soothe his cerebellum.


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When someone says, do you want to shazzy on a shanks'-pony, what do you do?

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Pray tell, why is the fear of long words called "Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia"?


Gallimaufry: A Hodgepodge of our Vanishing Vocabulary
Gallimaufry: A Hodgepodge of our Vanishing Vocabulary

Those who love wayward words will surely love this little gem!

Totally Weird and Wonderful Words
Totally Weird and Wonderful Words

You'll never be at a loss for words any more!

Wonder Of Whiffling,The: And Other Sadly Neglected And Suprisingly Useful Words From The
Wonder Of Whiffling,The: And Other Sadly Neglected And Suprisingly Useful Words From The

For those who love to whiffle, waffle and wend their way through the delights of the English language.




Anglewitch is neither a bent out of shape, black caped crone with a pointy hat, nor is it bat out of hell on a bad hair day.

If truth be told, an anglewitch is an obsolete word meaning a worm that is used as a lure or bait to catch a fish.



A bunghole might be something one falls into while searching for heffalumps. On the other hand, mentioning this word at dinner time might get one banished from the table. If that's the case, try offering the dictionary as a peace offering just to placate people who adore pouncing on what sounds like pejorative prose.

Bunghole (circa 1571), is a word meaning a hole for emptying or filling a cask, keg, or barrel.



One might suppose that cruciverablism refers to the ability to murder the King's English with great ease or perhaps the skillful art of using one's razor-sharp tongue to gore a grumbling grammarian.

These attempts though they may be close to the mark...but experts would say, "they've all missed by a country mile!"

The meaning of "cruciverbalism" is the art of crossword compilation or being a fan of crossword puzzles.



No a doodle sack is not a child's backpack full of crayons, a starving artist's pathetic portfolio, or an impolite term for Santa Claus found loafing on the job with a half-empty goody bag.

A doodle sack is an old English word meaning a bagpipe.

Note: Windbags and bagpipes have something in common, most people would just as soon they refrain from polluting the air.



If you're thinking that an encomiast is an eccentric sort of individual who parts his/her hair in the middle, you might be sadly disappointed to learn the true meaning of this weird word.

You might be closer if you used the synonym "eulogist", one who praises your noteworthy accomplishments after you're six feet under or pushing up the daisies!



At first sight, the word funambulist might imply a rather gorgeous gadfly, a glad-handing guru, or a hanky-panky sort of person, on the other hand it might be a complete fool.

To excel as a funambulist, one must be at home on a taut piece of wire rope and preferably be able to dance, walk or turn sommersaults, leap through a ring with ease, not to mention juggle or play on a fiddle at the same time, all while balancing precariously on a tightrope...that's FUNdamentally a foolish thing to do isn't it?

So, if you've always wanted to run away and join the circus, just remember, it's never too late!


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Now you might be inclined to think that a galimaufrey is just another term for a "gilly gaupus" (a tall, awkward fellow), a "grunter's gigg" (a hog's snout), or an individual who owns far too many "gingamabobs" (toys or baubles) for his/her own good but that won't win you either first prize or a booby prize for that matter.

You would be closer to the mark if you said it was an 18th century term meaning a large helping of hodgepodge consisting of leftovers, remnants, or simply scaps from the larder.


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What do you mean it has something to do with the study of blithering biddies, cackling crones or horrible hags like one's mother-in-law or boss who wears steel-toed stilettos?

Hint: Hagiology has more in common with myths and magic than superannuated sylphs or testy troglodytes. To be more specific, it is literature that narrates the lives and legends of saints and venerated holy people or, ephemeral events of a supernatural nature.

Note: Superman is not considered a deity, even if he is able to jump buildings with a single bound and to run faster than a speeding bullet.



One could jump to the conclusion that by calling someone an impignorate, one implied that the individual was a brainless barnyard beast with a superlative snout and a voracious appetite, but one might be just a tad off the mark, considering the word is not a noun but a verb!

Actually impignorate is an obsolete term meaning to pawn or mortgage something.


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If you think that kissing crust has something to do with a pair of crustacean canoodlers, you might be very mistaken!

An old English term, kissing crust refers to the part where loaves of bread have touched while baking.

Note: Lipstick left behind on a piece of white bread does not fit the definition, so don't even go there.



Now one might think that liripoop refers to the the plight of a wilderness hiker, rock climber, or sea kayaker trying to figure out how to flush or dispose of their fecal matter in the middle of a fragile eco-system or pristine place, but that might be far from the truth.

Liripoop refers to the tassle found on a graduate's hood, (academic attire rarely worn today). The liripoop hung down the back when the hood was off, and wound around the head like a turban when the hood was on.

Note: It is said that the liripoop was intimidating to others and most uncomfortable for the wearer, (which is probably why another ridiculous piece of headgear was invented called the mortarboard with a vestigial remnant; you guessed it, a floppy tail).



While the younger generation might think that mullligrubs are messy monsters or creepy crawlies that live on crumbs and only come out at night to scare the living daylights out of cats or kids, parents probably assume that it's a newfangled word to describe dysfunctional digital devices.

Though neither are correct, the latter might well induce "mulligrubs", commonly known as a case of the blues, or a depressed state of mind.


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Nice try, but nudiustertian is not a clothing-optional alien from outerspace, nor is it a secular soul who devotes his or her entire life to studying nothing but the naked truth.

The fact of the matter is that nudiustertian means "the day before yesterday".

Note: This is a terrific word to baffle bored guests at a formal dinner party, or to break the ice at one of those nauseating name-dropping networking events.


OXTER (n.)

Oxter may sound like a uncomplimentary term for a bumbling buffoon or a blessedly big beast who should stay away from china shops but, that's not even close to the meaning.

Oxter is an oudated word meaning "armpit".

Note: So next time you encounter a putrid perfume or a tumacious town along your jocular journey of life, you can exclaim with glee and certainty, "That's one oxter I'll never forget!"


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A pilliver is not a pharmacologically-enhanced individual, nor is it a term reserved for one who relishes telling you all about their latest illness (and why you should avoid them like the plague).

A pilliver is an old English word meaning a pillowcase.


QUONDAM (adj.)

While it might be clever of you to suggest that quondam describes anyone who tells you nothing is impossible -- and you respond by asking him or her to dribble a football. On second thought, perhaps it's just a politically-correct description for a potent piece of pop-out paraphernalia. Who knows, the latter answer may get you the booby prize!

Actually, quondam is a rather eloquent term meaning, belonging to some prior time. Synonyms: erstwhile, one-time, sometime, former, old.


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No, it's not an entertaining euphemism for "vagrant vulgar winds and fanciful farteurs", but nice try anyway.

According to Francis Grose, an 18th century British soldier, scholar, champion tippler, and publisher of "The Vulgar Tongue - Buckish Slang and Pickpocket Eloquence", the term refers to oratorios and operas (which will intrigue those who appreciate the special talents of titillating trillers, testosterone-gifted tenors, or perhaps even strident shower-singers).



Whilst you might think Stinking Roger refers to a foul-smelling Fido, an unflattering term for a noxious neighbor, or the description of a well-soused football fan wearing a skull and crossbones t-shirt, you might be close...but no cigar!

The Stinking Roger (Osteospermum calendulaceum) is a fetid flower with a distinctive, indelicate fragrance similar to a figwort, henbane or marigold.

Note: Contrary to public opinion, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that talking to or befriending a smelly sprout will enhance its disposition or eliminate its olfactory characteristics.


At first glance one might think this might be a super-duper scoop of indescribably delicious ice-cream used to woo a winsome wench. On second thought, it might be what a "sponger" does who drops in out-of-the-blue, (usually around suppertime), for a free meal.

The latter might be closer to the spondulicks is an American slang term for money or cash (which the sponger never seems to have enough of in his pocket to pay for his drink, his meal, or your's for that matter.



Now this rather odd, long-lost word might raise a few eyebrows if mentioned in the presence of mixed company, but you might be a little surprised to learn just exactly what it means.

Tittynope refers to a small quantity of anything left over be it a measly morsel of gristle remaining on a dinner plate, or the dregs of draft beer left nestled behind in the bottom of a tankard at a tailgate party.

While we're on the subject of weird words that begin with the letter "T", we might as well add a few more little lovelies:

Tittup (vb.) it's not a descriptive metaphor for a buxum babe but rather something a well-proportioned wench might do such as prance about in an exaggerated manner more akin to "horsing around"...if you catch my drift.

Of course if the individual is tittupped enough, the poor soul may also be twitterpated (adj.) i.e. confused by affection or infatuation which might suggest that someone in such a state is more likely to leave a tittynope behind, especially if he's intrigued by the delightful dish sitting across from his table.


UMQUHILE (adv./adj.)

No, the word umquhile has nothing to do with pausing between thoughts, nor is it the technical term for "dead airspace" on TV or radio. Likewise, it is not a little understood or long-forgotten language spoken by dumb bunnies, dumb oxes, or dodo birds. However, we're getting closer to the meaning.

Umquhile is an adverb meaning formerly, previously; or, former, late as in: "The Lady of the umquhile Walter de Avenel was in very weak health in the Tower of Glendearg". (From "The Fair Maid of Perth" written in 1828 by Sir Walter Scott).



One might be inclined to think that a vomitory is a pejorative term referring to the throne room in a men's fraternity. Such a notion would undoubtedly offend not only the Greek gods and goddesses but also more than a few Roman gladiators.

A vomitory is a passageway leading to a tier of seats in a theater, (especially a Roman amphitheater), or a stadium.

And if you're bored with chariot races and gruesome gladiators, you can always pull out a handy phrase entitled, "Which Way to the Vomitorium - Vernacular Latin for All Occasions".

Note: The only thing that one must be aware of in a vomitory is being trampled underfoot in the event of a win by the home team, or being run over by a stampede of patrons heading to the washroom or the bar during intermission.



If you were to ask the average person on the street what a winklepicker was, there's no telling what the person might say.

On the other hand, there is something slightly suggestive about those four syllables that might lead one to think it might be slang for something sexy. All of which leads to the next question, just what sort of "winkle" requires a "picker"?

A "winkle" is an English-term meaning a water snail (usually cooked in the shell and sold in pints along with some vinegar by a street vendors). "Winkles" are eaten with a pin or pointed object to get the winkle out of the shell (hence the term "to winkle something out").

However winklepicker usually refers to a style of shoe or boot worn in the 1950s onward by both male and female British rock and roll fans. Reminiscent of medieval footwear worn by jesters and today by pop stars, the feature which gives both the boot and shoe their name is the very sharp and quite long pointed toe.

Life Lesson 42: Beware of men wearing "Winklepicker Brothel Creepers" and women wearing black capes and pointy-hats!




No, Johnny or Susie, Xantippe is not a flatulence prevention product, but nice try!

Actually, she's the wife of Greek philosopher Socrates who was known for her bad temper. Now the term is used to signify a shrew or surly spouse (who more often than not thinks children should neither be seen nor heard).


YEUK (vb./n.)

Yeuk is not a made-up word.

It is neither a reference to the odd person who gingerly fingers those long green English cucumbers in the produce section of the supermarket, nor is it the act of surreptitiously placing a distasteful, tough, half-masticated morsel of meat beneath a mound of limp spinach or flaccid broccoli that one wishes to leave on one's plate.

On the contrary, yeuk is a 15th century Middle English word used by the Scots meaning "to itch". When not used as a verb, it is may be used to identify a particular sensation, i.e. the irritation of nerve endings in skin or mucous membrane that provokes the desire to scratch oneself silly if alone or look for a speedy exit if one is in mixed company. It's also a popular name for the parasitic disorder "scabies".

For those with a yen for yaking about yeuks, perhaps it's best to consult an authority on itching and scratching.


Zouch (n.)

A most interesting and unusual surname of Old French origin.

It is also a topographical name for a dweller by the tree stump, which is why soldier, scholar and champion drinker, Francis Grose, gave it the last spot in his dictionary, entitled "The Vulgar Tongue - Buckish Slang and Pickpocket Eloquence" (first published in 1785).

To avoid any bashful blushing from born-again babes in the woods and hot-to-trot holy rollers, politically-correct pundits who peruse publications for a living today, have redacted this entry to read: "Zound (n.): a differently-abled, experientially-enhanced, non-traditionally ordered Don Juan with temporarily unmet objectives."


English, whatever its other merits, has as many disparaging words as one would possibly desire. The example that follows is from Sir Thomas Urquhart's translation of Rabelais' Gargantua and Pantagruel, dated 1653, which draws heavily on vocabulary used in Scotland in his time:

The bun-sellers or cake-makers were in nothing inclinable to their request; but, which was worse, did injure them most outrageously, called them prattling gabblers, lickorous gluttons, freckled bittors, mangy rascals, shite-a-bed scoundrels, drunken roysters, sly knaves, drowsy loiterers, slapsauce fellows, slabberdegullion druggels, lubberly louts, cozening foxes, ruffian rogues, paltry customers, sycophant-varlets, drawlatch hoydens, flouting milksops, jeering companions, staring clowns, forlorn snakes, ninny lobcocks, scurvy sneaksbies, fondling fops, base loons, saucy coxcombs, idle lusks, scoffing braggarts, noddy meacocks, blockish grutnols, doddipol-joltheads, jobbernol goosecaps, foolish loggerheads, flutch calf-lollies, grouthead gnat-snappers, lob-dotterels, gaping changelings, codshead loobies, woodcock slangams, ninny-hammer flycatchers, noddypeak simpletons, turdy guts, shitten shepherds, and other suchlike defamatory epithets; saying further, that it was not for them to eat of these dainty cakes, but might very well content themselves with the coarse unranged bread, or to eat of the great brown household loaf.


Source: World Wide Words.


There are some very weird words and entertaining expressions coming out of Canada these days.

If you want to know how to speak like a "Canuck", then pick up Edrick Thay's book entitled, Weird Canadian Words: How to Speak Canadian. (Great Canadian Stories).

For example, complimenting your neighbor on his "Molson Muscle" might not be such a great idea, as it has more in common with a beerbelly than a set of bar bells!

And, Poutine, Bangbellies and Beavertails are not terms of endearment but rather the names of some rather rare Canadian delicacies found cookbooks and in eating establishments.

When someone tells you that "Nanaimoites like to sip double-doubles while planning what to do at this year's May Two-Four", you might be left scratching your head? Of course if you had your Canadian Oxford Dictionary in hand, you'd be able to look up 2,200 other made-in-Canada words.

Well, alright, if you really must know, "Nanaimoites" are folks who live in Nanaimo, B.C. (a midway town on Vancouver Island highway). "Double double" is a coffee expression made famous by the Tim Horton's coffee and donut franchise meaning, double cream and double sugar added to every Canucks famous morning beverage. And "May Two-Four" is synonymous with "Victoria Day", an annual Canadian holiday held on May 24th, commemorating Queen Victoria's birthday.

Sasquatch, Ogopogo, Cadborus, and Gougou may be strange names, but they are even stranger in the flesh as they are rarely seen creepy creatures, (more akin to ghouls and ghosts), that are said to live deep in the woods, or beneath the water's surface in lakes, rivers and oceans.

"Sockeye" and "Oolichan", are not euphemisms for a bad dude or a thick-headed individual, but rather refer to some very tasty West Coast fish!

And last but not least, if the Aussies can have "dingos" (reddish brown wild dogs), then the Canucks can surey have "pingos"! Discovered in the late 1930s, pingos are found only in the Arctic; they are low hills or mounds forced up by hydrostatic pressure in an area underlain by permafrost.

So next time you're stuck on those wonky words from Canada, pick up a pithy pocketbook by Bill Casselman next time you're visiting the Land of Poutine, Polar Bears and Pristine Wilderness!


There's something rather appealing about ressurecting weird words from the 14th century that few people know, and weaving them into a wonky story.

As Delilah Doolittle, a devil-screeching dingthrift (spendthrift) grabbed her dingdoulers (fine attire) off the dripping-horse (a wooden frame to hang wet clothes on) before digging into her usual dew-bit (first meal of the morning), she became diswitted (distracted) if not a tad dretched (tormented) by the sound of a dreadful dinderex (thunderbolt) emanating from a nearby dingle (a hollow between the hills) which shook the doddering dickies (quivering heads of quaking grass).

As Delilah peeked out of her dream-hole (opening left in the wall of a building to admit light), she had to admit that it was neither helpful to dringle (dawdle or waste time) nor to desklaundar (blame) her discombobulatead state of mind on the doleful dropping-time (rainy weather).

If truth be told, she had much to do and places to go!

First of off, she had to awaken her dilly drooper, (a moody male carriage-chauffeur) from his droupnynge (slumber) which was no small task.

Second, she had to gather a handful of dove's foot and dropwort (herbs) from her garden to give her a little oomph for the long day ahead.

And third, she realized she needed to whip up some dog's nose (a cordial consisting of warm porter, moist sugar, gin and netmeg), and some delightful dogsturds (candied sweetmeats) to take along to the dog-hanging (a wedding feast where money is collected for the bride) in the nearby dorp (village or hamlet).

The only thing left to do was to tell her darling husband, a daring member of a dweomercraeft duo (juggling and magic arts) to take out the dibble-dabble before heading off to entertain a dozen dozepers (noblemen)!

Life Lesson 39: Always carry a "Dictionary of Archaic & Provincial Words" around with you, it may come in handy some day when you least expect it!

Weird Old Words for the Holiday Season

BEWARE OF "HICKSIUS DOXIUS HANKTELOS" (18th century term for hickupping, tipsy, light-headed fellows) with a penchant for knocking back far too many "nogs" (either a strong ale or a cold drink containing a beaten egg and milk mixture with whisky) than hospitality would demand.

These "Huckle My Buff" folks (those who consumed hot beer, egg and brandy in mugs) were most conspicuous on festive occasions such as "first footing", (when custom dictates that the first person to cross the threshold of a Scottish home after midnight on New Year's Eve will determine the homeowner's luck for the new year).

Apparently the ideal visitor would be a man with a dark complexion bearing gifts -preferably whisky, lumps of coal for the fire, small cakes, or a coin-and should be a man with a dark complexion. Why? The answer hearkens back to the 8th century, when the presumably fair-haired Vikings invaded Scotland -- an a blond visitor was not a good omen.

Although less commonly practiced today, friends celebrate "first footing" by visiting each other's homes shortly after midnight. They share food and drink and exchange small gifts. It is also customary to sing "Auld Lang Syne", the traditional song famously transcribed by Scottish poet Robert Burns.


"P" is for Pooping Log

This image above is of "el Caga Tió" or "the pooping log."

The Catalan custom is still celebrated in Spain, where you can buy your own "el Caga Tió", or you can hollow out a log plus add your own legs and face.

Then, you must "feed" him every day beginning, December 8th. On Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, place your "pooping log" in a fireplace and beat him with sticks until he poops out small candies, fruits, and nuts, (it's best to grab them before they all go up in smoke). The final object dropped on the "pooping log" is a salt herring, a garlic bulb, or an onion.

Whilst whomping the "pooping log" word has it that a traditional song must be sung to encourage the purging process.

Poop log,

poop turrón,

hazelnuts and cottage cheese,

if you don't poop well,

I'll hit you with a stick,

poop log!

Greetings From a Gruntled Guy?


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Welcome to the wonderful world of weird words. And, at this time of year, it's especially important to use words correctly so as not to offend any grand pooh bahs or persnickety people of substance and consequence.

Normally one would think of a Santa as a man of good humor, or at least a merry man who could be "gruntled" at the prospect of a good meal and good conversation (minus the misbegotten munchkin peeing on his knee and yanking his long white beard).

But, since the world wide economy has been going to heck in a handbasket of late, it's no wonder that the man in the red suit might be in a pickel or possibly over/in the proverbial barrel.

"If not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled." -- P.G. Wodehouse


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Note to Readers: Beware of "whangdoodles", (no they're not a euphemistic term for one's "private parts")! They're super-duper, fanciful, four-legged creatures (said to be the wisest, kindest, most-loving things in the world until people stopped believing in them according to American folklore and literature). "Whangdoodles" should not be confused with oodles of ordinary "doodles" (who acccording to scientists are simply fanciful fools inhabiting the remaider of the globe together with some fearsome furry yet invisible critters known as "heffalumps").


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      kab 9 years ago from Upstate, NY

      Although the meaning is not obsolete...try teaching a group of 10 year olds that BOOTY means treasure.

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      June Campbell 9 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Great lens. You must be Canadian. I scared myself by knowing what most of your terms means.You left out a few, though. How about a barley sandwich? That's beer, you know. Seen any stubble-jumpers lately? They're people from Saskatchewan or Manitoba. Sometimes they're called Prairie Chickens though.

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      allysa 9 years ago

      cool idea of putting this kind of infos. I've learn new words and meanings. Kudos! 5*

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      Homunculus 9 years ago

      Excellent lens! I always thought that an "oxter" was someone who went to Oxford and Exeter.

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      Terrific lens@ Such fun!

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      David Gardner 9 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Fantabulous lens! I'll have to refer you to "Mr. Language Person" (Dave Barry)

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Thanks for giving me a light, easy, 15 minutes out of my day. I'll be back.

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      Evelyn Saenz 9 years ago from Royalton

      I love learning new words! Great lens!

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      MarcNorris LM 9 years ago

      I especially liked your section on weird canadian words... it reminds me the number of times I have had to explain what a tuque is...

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      thomasz 9 years ago

      Cool lens. Interesting info.

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      thoughtful 9 years ago

      This is a very clever lens. I had a great time Learning all of the new words. What a laugh.

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      LeslieBrenner 9 years ago

      I can say with confidence that I've never been burdened by a liripoop or had to rouse a dilly drooper from his droupnynge. LOL. 5 stars.

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      teamlane 9 years ago

      If ya want weird words, listen to my 2-year old! lol Blessed by a Squid Angel today! :o)

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      bdkz 9 years ago

      OK, BUNGHOLE, is just one of my favorite words ever. 5 Stars and a Squid Angel Blessing!

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      snaz lm 9 years ago

      A royal LAUGH RIOT your Majesty! BRAVO! *****

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      Allison Whitehead 9 years ago

      This is when you realise what a great language the English language really is! Fantastic lens.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I know a weird word Tragomachcalia :O it means stinky arm pits LOL awesome !

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      Wonderful, as usual!

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      steve40004 9 years ago

      Oh, I like you. I love words, and the more a rcane, the more they need resurrecting. And the mind behind this, must be very interesting indeed. :-)

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      irenemaria 9 years ago from Sweden

      Very lovely lens! I am going through your work with pleasure. Since my language is not English I am a little puzzled ...... hehehe

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      ElizabethJeanAl 9 years ago

      I love it! I love to play with words and pull an odd one out every now and then. It drives my students crazy. Curiosity usually has them reaching for the dictionary.

      5 stars and a lensroll to The Weekend Reader


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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Nice lens! 5 stars given! :)

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      Interesting and fun! Definitely five stars!

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      kephrira lm 9 years ago

      Hi, really great lense, interesting and amusing. I have a lense on the humour of ambiguous language which you might like.

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      beachbum_gabby 9 years ago

      really weird lens, but indeed cool! keep it up!

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      Joan4 9 years ago

      Fun, fun, fun lens! I love words! These were delightful! thank you for creating this lens!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      HAHAHA Funny Lens but really informative. I really like the "Vomitory" it sounds like a place where people could vomit.

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      Tony Payne 9 years ago from Southampton, UK

      What a lovely fun lens. How come it took me 4 months to come across it! I love the words from Gargantua and Pantagruel - so descriptive. Love the images that go with the words too. Great job and well deserving of 5 *****

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      youhavegottobekidding 9 years ago

      i have heard the Bunghole word several times for a cartoon show but i have no idea what it means. not until now. thanks for that.

      Love your Lens. 5 stars for you.

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      ufoundfun 8 years ago

      Wonderful, especially in this day and age of declining literacy.


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      seedplanter 8 years ago

      Love this lens! Wordplay has long been an interest of mine, and I have a whole shelf filled with word-related books. I like how you've presented your layout--what fun!

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      TwoBrightHeads 8 years ago

      Really a bunch of weird words. Thanks

      big bright head

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      Lisa84 8 years ago

      This is a real cool lens. Tahnks for joining group

      Book Club

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      taliamurphy lm 8 years ago

      Incredibly clever lens. Sure wish I had such a say with words! 5 stars!

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      Stephen Carr 8 years ago from Corona, CA

      Terrific Lens! Liked the information. Will come again!

      Be an Unforgettable Teacher!


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      GrowWear 8 years ago

      Reminds me of the time my grandma went into the back yard one day and hollered back into the house for my uncle to come and see how the dogs have "mommicked" her cat. :D

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      Mark Falco 8 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      I haven't eaten winkles for years. They're not quite as disgusting as they sound either. Those and jellied eels were something of a delicacy around my old neck of the woods.

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      SaraMu LM 8 years ago

      My favorite is "kissing crust." What an excellent idea for a lens.

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      middle_kingdom 8 years ago

      What an interesting lens! You've put a lot of work into this and it shows. Please feel free to drop by my lens and say hello when you have a chance.

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      EducatorWithaHe 8 years ago

      Thanks for the great lens! It's great to keep literacy and language alive through that a word? guess not!

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      cannedguds lm 8 years ago

      Hahahaha! I really love this lens! thanks for sharing these words! I will definitely use them in my daily conversations and I'll have great time watching faces twitch with confusion! HAHAHAHAH! As what your lens said, CONFUSE THEM! Great work! Very funny and informative!

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      BusyQueen 8 years ago

      I love your lenses, wow, good job!

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      CatharinaE LM 8 years ago

      I love your lens! Are you sure it's English? lol

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      MikeMoore LM 8 years ago

      Fantastic! Great lens. Thanks for the read and the laugh. And welcome to the Readers and Writers group.

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      blue22d 8 years ago

      Love your intro pic, "If You Can't Convince Them Confuse Them". Isn't that what are politicians do? Great lens. Five * , lensroll and featured in my Visited Lenses len.

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      poutine 8 years ago

      Cool Lens. Love to play with words also.

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      HumorThatWorks 8 years ago

      haha this is great. eventually you'll have to add squidoo under S = ).

      i've added it to my blog on office humor as weird words. Great page.

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Very nicely done & blessed by a SquidAngel. Hopefully, the reason I eat popcorn isn't because I have floccinaucinihilipilification!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      great lens.. love the weird words and the weirder meanings.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Very unique! 5 stars!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      i love to listen 69

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I love your lens so much! I'll not give you less than 5 stars.

      I have built a new lens: How to Cover Hair Loss Using Wig?. Feel free to visit.

      Warmest regards,

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This is absolutely fantabulous! I loved everything about it! I'm a bit of a wordie, this is just super! Thanks for a great Lens!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      first of all idk what u guys r saying

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Dear Sir

      I wondered if you might like a mutual link to my English word website or press release details of my ensuing book on amusing and interesting English vocabulary?

      with best wishes

      Adam Jacot de Boinod

      (author of The Meaning of Tingo)


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      anonymous 7 years ago

      5 of them is so sweet

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      jpvillalobos 7 years ago

      This is my first time to encounter those weird words...

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      jimpool 7 years ago

      Cool lens, great stuff !

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      nopantstees lm 7 years ago

      Funny stuff. I could stay on this lens all day.

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Totally Fun! Congratulations on your Purple Star!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Words are something we all have to deal with everyday of of lives.I am a very bad speller however, when it comes to new words I always want to learn how to spell it and know the meaning of it. Now these words I am seeing right now are vey difficult for to pronounce but it gives me a challenge to get my mind thinking and to be open to new things.Learning new things such as, how to spell or pronounce a weird word expands my word knowledge.

      Weird words is a new and exciting way for people to learn and have them think about what else am I missing out on.It even gives them a way of being creative and discover a new side of them that may or will be interesting to themselve and others around them.Like there is a say," You're never too big to learn something new ". So learning weird words expands our possibilities to learning new things and forms of communicating by speaking, reading or writing.

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      JonnyJardim10 7 years ago

      Amazing blog here, as it is quite entertaining and very informative. I can actually see my vocabulary has gone up by around 100 words. The design for the lens, is quite easy, and must be seen that this lens has had a great ability to communicate the ideas of the creator or the interests of the creator. This is a well designed article with many links to other websites of interest pertaining to the same topic of weird outdated and forgotten words.

      The layout of the lens seems to be easy enough to understand and read, and is visually appealing with the drawings and cartoons that were used to grasp the readers attention. This is a very interesting lens and has a very high ability to grasp its target audience by making it interesting to read an learn about.

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      religions7 7 years ago

      Great lens, but you knew that :) Just wanted to remind you that this is featured on the Humor and Hilarity Headquarters:

      It's now transformed into a lensography and I would love it if you could feature it here, or lensroll it or something.

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      lasertek lm 7 years ago

      Nice! I've never really heard most of the words listed here. Probably because these are too difficult to say and understand. I must commend you for making this list, it boost my vocabulary.

      I will share this to my friends. Hope you could visit my lenses as well. Thanks

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      Edit Photos 7 years ago from Earth

      Great fun and I can even classify this as time spent helping my daughter study for the SATs ;-)

      5**** and a Squidoo Angel Blessing

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      Loved this. Congratulations on your nomination for the 2009-Giant-Squid-Awards.

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      Themiscorkscrew 7 years ago

      Funny and informative. I liked this lens I gave it 5 stars!

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      dmf32835 7 years ago

      It's just a matter of time before these are in the Webster's dictionary.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      At long last you have been recognized for the brilliance and creativity you shine upon others. I am so glad. Congrats to squidoo and you for their site and your ability to shine so brightly in it :)

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      seosolutions 7 years ago

      I can safely say I would never use any of these words in normal convo.

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      bdkz 7 years ago

      Congratulations on winning the 2009 Giant Squid Awards!

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Congratulation on the giant awards!

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      Congratulations on winning the 2009 Giant Squid Best Humor Lens! This is delightful! Blessed!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Congratulations on winning the 2009 Giant Squid Award! Spreading a little Angel dust your way.

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      nebby 7 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on your Giant Squid Award! The English language is quite weird on it's own - toss in umquhile or galimaufrey and it gets even weirder.

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      Congratulations for WEIRD WORDS, 2009 Best Humor Lens!

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      Laniann 7 years ago

      Congratulations, on being selected as one of the 2009 Giant Squid Award Winners for your lens on Weird Words.

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      Mickie Goad 7 years ago

      What a wealth of English! I will revisit this lens at will!

      Congrats on your 2009 Giant Squid award!

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congratulations on your 2009 Giant Squid Award! Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2010! :)

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      loganadrian 7 years ago

      congratulation! Keep up the good job.

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      Carolan Ross 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Now THIS is what I call a creative lens, who'da thought of such? LOVE it! 5*s!

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      1b1productions 7 years ago

      LOL I have voted this word Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia as the weirest word in existence. Guess what it is..

      The fear of long words. Isn't that so ironic lol

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      AuthorNormaBudden 7 years ago

      @1b1productions: I can see why one would have a fear of long words after reading this one. LOL I truly had to take my time with the word - the first time around - and in all honesty I could do without seeing the word again. Simplicity suits me just fine. :)

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      AuthorNormaBudden 7 years ago

      Where do you come up with the words? This lens is absolutely hilarious. You'll want to check this out... Angel Blessings.

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      JoshA88 7 years ago

      This was actually a lot funnier than i originally thought it would be, Doodle sack haha that just sounds funny, i'm gonna start saying that for no reason now.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      This blog is great! It allows a few laughs and knowledge at the same time. The set-up of this page is very nice; it is sequential and easy to follow with such big words. The animations add character to the weird words that help bring out the meaning of the word. The side notes about the words also bring interest to finding what the words mean and the origin they come from which in turn allows me as a reader to get more insight on the word.

      More colours for attraction could have been used just to emphasize words that may be considered 'more weird' than the other ones. The lens has communicated the message of weird words effectively by showing the world how many wacky words are out there that are not even recognized. This lens has caused an expansion of my vocabulary!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I was pleased to discover that another use for the word "bunghole" is: The place you insert a bung, or cork/stopper (just like the one in a keg) ... in a sailboat.

      A sailboat has some holes in the bottom to drain out water, to hold the speed indicator, etc. Occasionally something happens and you have to plug the hole because the screw-in plug has lost its thread, you tried to repair the speed indicator, and so on, and water starts gushing in.

      If that happens, you reach into your tool chest for a bag of wooden, cone-shaped plugs of different sizes, known as bungs, pound one into the hole with a hammer and hope your boat doesn't sink.

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      DesmondAim 7 years ago

      lol...loved it...that was 30 mins well spent...I think. Where did you find these words?.

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      michellelee22 7 years ago

      I must say I have never heard of most of these words. Its shocking how many words are in the english dictionary. After reading through this I though maybe I should add a weird word so here goes:

      Pitrichor --> meaning a pleasant smell often comes after a period of warm, dry weather in certain countries. The smell comes from oil essenses that are emitted from rocks or soils. It was discovered by 2 Australian researchers. The word comes from 2 Greek words, first Petros meaning a stone and ichor meaning the fluid that flows like blood in the viens of the god. It also has a poetic meaning, essence of rock. This smell is very rare

      According to them the oil mixutre has just about 50 different compounds. When it is released into the air (after the rain) it is a sigh to fish, invertaebrates and other creatures that the season is wet enough to support breading.

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      Dreamzanstuff 7 years ago

      Great lens! I laughed out loud numerous times. I'm suspicious that you've made these words up but they are so good that I forgive you. I'm now off to blow my doodle sack....If you'll pardon the expression. Thanks.

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      jonascohen 7 years ago

      Wow... a lexophile's pair o' dice (lucky dice)

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      Jeanette 7 years ago from Australia

      A most entertaining read!

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      GuyB LM 7 years ago

      Great read-I got a hearty chuckle from this lens 5*

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      How about the word honorificabilitudinitatibus meaning invinceble glorious and honorableness. used by shakespeare in loves labours lost

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      A nice salmagundi , gallimaufry of words....from the weird wacky world of lexicography...another sesquepedelian hippomonstronomous addition be "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis"....a lung disease caused due to volcanic ash and spumes....worth reading with vast content for word lovers

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      Shibamom LM 7 years ago

      SO entertaining with words I've never heard of.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      So many weird words! Especially those long ones, very very very hard hard to pronounce...:)

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      jennshealthstore 7 years ago

      D is for doodle sack. That was my fav. : )

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      GuyB LM 7 years ago

      Like it so much, I came back for seconds. I wet myself reading this-very funny!

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      LoKackl 7 years ago

      Wow! (That's Swamp Speak for holy cow! holy mackerel! holy moly! far out! gadzooks! ) Would I were a dope-smoker to further enhance the weird words 'sperience!!

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      the777group lm 6 years ago

      This lens has certainly scratched my yeuk for words that I can't use with anybody else. Thanks!

      I've lensrolled you to my Jokes Addict page.

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      SandyPeaks 6 years ago

      Spiffing lens, what!

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      Fab lens, don't know what i liked most, the weird words or the pictures you used!

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      TeamLupe 6 years ago

      LOL wow. made me laugh! Keep it up!

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      JessieMartyn 6 years ago

      LOL - funny words! I'll be wearing my liripoop proudly next may when I complete my graduate education program!

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      jrivera1049 6 years ago

      Interesting words that I shall share with others most Love the pics their hilarious ;) Unique lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love This Lens! I was Laughing So Hard I couldn't Stop! Great Stuff!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      ahahaha that really makes sense in a way that sometimes there are words that comes out of our mouth that we ourselve didn't understand.... like this lens... made me laugh

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      WorldVisionary3 6 years ago

      Neat idea for a lens!

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      kt_glasses 6 years ago

      fab lens! lol, thanks for sharing!

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      kt_glasses 6 years ago

      Lol, what a funnt lens! Thanks for your amazing work.

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      simranahmed 6 years ago

      lolz..very nice..most of the words here i can't even pronounce...

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      simranahmed 6 years ago

      lolz..mostof the words i can't even pronounce..very nice keep it up

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      carinsuranceq 6 years ago

      Really wired.... I didn't even know these words exists and you found them out with their exact meaning....great job friend

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love weird words! I thought I knew a lot of them but you taught me a lot more. I can't wait to get home and tell them to the kids. They will think they are silly and funny.

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      WriterBuzz 6 years ago

      I just found your lens. I like it a lot. Thanks for building it. Gave you a thumbs up.

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      Guided Abundance 6 years ago from Mobile, AL

      This lens should win some more awards. I love this crazy lens.

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      I love this lens! Have to come back and write down a few words!

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      So much fun with weird words most people will not understand. Thumbs up.

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      TheRedstar 6 years ago

      Wow is the 1st thing I'de like to say. Your lense is marvelous! a Masterpiece. I love how much info you have on wacky words. I would have never thought most of these words existed. Really thanx for sharing.

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      Stephen Carr 6 years ago from Corona, CA

      Love the lens! I just started a "language" lens.

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      Jacqueline Marshall 6 years ago from Chicago area

      What a treat for word lovers like myself. Awesome!!

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      LabKittyDesign 6 years ago

      C is for "callipygian" (hubba hubba).

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      A very fun lens for us that love words.

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      JimH 6 years ago

      I love learning new words and your collection has some real wild ones ... really enjoyed this!

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      jgelien 6 years ago

      Crazy fun stuff here. Fabulous lens. ( the security word is recommend, and I certainly will!)

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      mockingbird999 6 years ago

      This is a great lens. It was a lot of fun to go through.

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      theconditionpod 6 years ago

      Hilarious lens, thanks, let's all try to use one a day, see if we can't put them into regular circulation.

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      beds 6 years ago

      Some great words here - well done for an excellent idea.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This lens is just too weird ...

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I LOVE words, and this is an awesome collection of 'Weird Words' with extremely funny descriptive tidbits and absolutely fabulous images! One of the best stories I've ever read and most deserving of a ~~SquidAngel Blessing~~

      PS: I'm most impressed by not only this collection of weird words, but by the research and time you must have put into producing this outstanding lens! Well done.

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      GuyB LM 6 years ago

      I like the lens you have created. Apathetic Hubris

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      vitar 6 years ago

      Awesome lens! Keep it up!

      Please stop by and check my lens Designer Wedding Dresses.


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      MentorPalokaj 6 years ago

      Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia: Fear of long words... Hehe

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      AdultAcneSystem 6 years ago

      Very Funny, and uplifting, I do appreciate all the time and energy that you invested in building this humorous lens...

      Thank you.

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      AdultAcneSystem 6 years ago

      @MentorPalokaj: WOW nice one!

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      AdultAcneSystem 6 years ago

      @Wednesday-Elf: Kudos

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      AdultAcneSystem 6 years ago

      @newbizmau: I agree 100 percent

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      AdultAcneSystem 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Great idea, share them with the kids!


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      Tonie Cook 6 years ago from USA

      Golly. This little online manual will be bookmarked for my next Scrabble game.

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      lilmuchang1 6 years ago

      haha this lens just made my day :-)

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      AmateurAtHTML 6 years ago

      Fun lens. Thanks very much for this!

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      TrainingHead 6 years ago

      My son loves to make up words which will eventually become real words. For example, he really loves the word "pasquado" which means: flying potato.

      I also love the security word that I am required to enter before the Squidoo Big Brother Machine will allow me to post this comment. It is: goopnerd. A word beyond awesome which describes some sort of geeky worker employed in a jelly factory (or something like that).

      Fun lens, thanks for the resource.


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      anonymous 6 years ago

      post something weirder cause this isn't weird enough. jk

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      artgoodman lm 6 years ago

      Liripoop is great. I always wanted to know what the tassel was called. Plus it's really fun to say out loud. Thanks for sharing this great post.

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      bsblmike2 6 years ago

      great lens wow

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      wilhb81 lm 6 years ago

      "floccinaucinihilipilification"? What a word lol By reading through your len, I learned many unusual English weird words. You deserve a credit for all the good work!

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      I-sparkle 6 years ago

      Absolutely great lens. I would have loved it if you had included a quiz.

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      SandyPeaks 6 years ago

      Delightful! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      pumpnut lm 6 years ago

      I Love words. This was a joy to read through.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Who new? This is a great and very interesting lens.

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      snazzy lm 6 years ago

      I have always wondered why one can be "disgruntled" but not "gruntled". Is "gruntled" a real word after all?!

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      teemu 6 years ago

      As a lover of English I must say that I enjoyed this lens.

      Blessed by an angel!

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      totally_radically_awesome 6 years ago

      This was an amusing educational lens, please tell us how to pronounce each word however.

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      Steve Charles 6 years ago

      This lens leaves me in a state of walloping flabbergastation. Great stuff!

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      I love it! Sweet site

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      Deb Kingsbury 6 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      What a fun lens! And congrats on your intro being chosen one of the top 35 on Squidoo. Well deserved.

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      Liz Mackay 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      What a great collection of interesting words. Blessed by a squid angel.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      What fun! Love these Weird Words. Great job. Congrats on making The Best Squidoo Intros Ever list.

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      nebby 6 years ago from USA

      Wish that I could think of a unique way to say this but I don't know too many weird words (just some slang stuff and you don't want me to write any of those) So I'll just say it out straight congratulations on making the list of The Best Squidoo Intros Ever!

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      BurgundyBooks 6 years ago

      Love it...Funny and inspirational for me, I'm just starting making lenses.

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      javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Fun words that I had never seen before. This lens has been blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      Sue Mah 6 years ago from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      Never heard of these words before. If you hadn't told me they existed I would have thought it was just gibberish. Congrats on making the list of The Best Squidoo Intros Ever!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      yeah... i skiped a lot, so i don't have anything to say...

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      GreenLocksmiths 6 years ago

      Does anyone else get the mulligrubs around holidays??

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hah! These are fantastic. Great compilation!

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      Randoggle 6 years ago

      Funny lense

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      thesuccess2 6 years ago

      whangdoodle to you!

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      Fcuk Hub 6 years ago

      I would never think of making lens like this. Very original and interesting and sometimes difficult reading.

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      glenanail 6 years ago

      this is top quality, so much information you must have put 5-10 hours in this lens. I would buy it if you are selling.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      truly great stuff - thanks

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      You might be interested to know that the Germans call the bagpipes 'Dudelsack'!

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      fascinating! thank you for the wonderful compilation. cheers

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      JodiVee 6 years ago

      Very whimsical lens! I really enjoyed it :)


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      surviving-2012 6 years ago

      Love it! Thank you.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Not to be a pain (eh...) but in your Canadian section, you said: "And "May Two-Four" is synonymous with "Victoria Day", an annual Canadian holiday held on May 24th, commemorating Queen Victoria's birthday."

      You're partially correct... but it isn't annually held on May 24, it's annually held on the Monday prior to May 25, which can fall on any one of several days. This is not where the saying 'May two-four' came from. Because the May long weekend is usually the first chance many of us have to head to our cabins/cottages to 'open them up' for the season, it is a common activity for this holiday. Canadians head up to the lake with their 24 pack of beer (known in parts of the country as a Two-Four) and hope to kick off the cottage season... and from this, Canadian lore suggests, is where the holiday became known as the "May Two-Four".

      BTW - I am Canadian... (and possibly the only one who actually hates beer.) ;-)

      Fracas -

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      Violin-Student 6 years ago

      Some really interesting words here. My daughter gets perplexed when I recite Jabberwocky. Now I've got some real words to befuddle, and perplex her with in my obfuscatory monological soliloquies.

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      EuroSquid LM 6 years ago

      Excellent lens, deserving of an Angel's blessing

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      Harshitha LM 6 years ago

      WONDERFUL LENS !!!! loved it!

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      FuzziesFriend 6 years ago

      I'm going to be noggin-zonked on this Lens, and 'flamboozled' (is that spelt right? Is it what I'm really trying to say??? HELP! Can't find it in the dictionary). Not only a favorite site but 'booked-mark' on the home PC and at work!!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great Lens, I'll be coming back to read more!

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      Rhonda Albom 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Love your sense of humor. Where did you come up with all of these words. This lens must have taken forever to write. Well done, and thanks. Blessed by an angel. Please add a link to my "Humor Angel" Lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      playing with words.. this is awesome.. blog rolling :)

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      Awesome lens. No wonder it has a purple star.

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      scar4 6 years ago

      A lot of fun to play with words, favorite it!

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      They (the words) are not only wired, some are very funny.... and English being my second language... I need a dictionary... so it was fun and I kearn a xoupe of words...


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      itsmuzza2011 6 years ago

      i love the way different areas have different words and sounds for things cool lens i did laugh at some of it well done

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I'm out and about for the Angels April Fools' Day Quest

      ~ Squidoo Angel Blessings ~

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      momsfunny 6 years ago

      This was very humorous, thanks for the laugh.

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      djroll 6 years ago

      I got oblectation from your lense. Thank you. (oblectation : enjoyment; pleasure)

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      NYThroughTheLens 6 years ago

      Excellent lens. Smile-inducing and bookmark-worthy! :)

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      Mohprice 6 years ago

      This lense made me giggle. Great Job! I adore strange words.

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      supernovas18 6 years ago

      Very interesting lens! I've learn a lot! Thanks!

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      pinkrenegade lm 6 years ago

      Are these words written in the dictionary? It's really hard to pronounce and some very hard to spell. :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens!

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      FunkyJewelleryUK 6 years ago

      Fun lens! Took me ages to read through it all, but it made me snigger. Great lens!

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      Ken Parker 6 years ago from Tacoma, Wa

      Great Lens. What a long read, but I got a chuckle.

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      nadjaiskeniskie 6 years ago

      My favorite odd word for this week is Flabbergasterisk ( A grammatical symbol expressing extreme emotion - used when an exclamation mark just does not get the job done).

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      TIRMassageStone1 6 years ago

      How funny!

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      resabi 6 years ago

      A squidluscious lens, to be sure. I thoroughly enjoyed your descriptions and introductions -- and your choice of words to feature. I'm rushing off to add this to the featured lens section of my Quiz: Odd Words page. I'll be back to play.

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      love4rocks 6 years ago

      Funny lens. Couldn't pronounce most of the odd words though.

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      Strangelet 6 years ago

      hahaha very interesting lens you have here! Glad i found it! :D

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      WorldVisionary 6 years ago

      These really are weird words! Thanks for the entertaining lens. I've left some Angel dust for you!

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      seattle47 6 years ago

      I love this lens! so interesting!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Fun and interesting lens! : ]

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      Jessi 6 years ago from United States

      Nice lens. :) Good job.

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      AdeleW 5 years ago

      What a lens, I can't pronounce most of these words,let alone know what they mean! Brilliant 5*s

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      singlemaltdram 5 years ago

      haha. so much fun! great lens - extremely well crafted!

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      What a marvelous site. I had a lot of fun perusing it!

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      TollysWorld 5 years ago

      Brilliant! I love your lens - and how you present them too, the accompanying graphics/pictures are great. Entertaining, informative and fun, thanks!

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      Staceysk 5 years ago

      Great words. But not ALL Canadians drink double doubles :) I do like my poutine once in a while though.

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      memetammyflieger3 5 years ago

      I fell into a pool once and my top came off. My dear hubby snapped a quick pic of it (he thought it was funny.) From that moment on we called the pic "honey's boobography." I truly enjoyed reading your lens. Please check out mine if you get a chance.

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      mavens 5 years ago

      Twas cool and brilliant. Thanks for sharing

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Its make me laughing all the day. Can I share some words to my tweets? Two thumbs up for creator and team

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      adamfrench 5 years ago

      Thumbs up, great lens

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      lucyvivian 5 years ago

      funny letters~

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      rainbowruffles 5 years ago

      Too funny! Great lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Fabulous stuff! :D

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      HowToKeg 5 years ago

      Never used the word Doodle Sack before.... but I like it.

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      MyFairLadyah2 5 years ago

      i do so love weird & not-often-used words and learning what they mean, whether i ever use them or not! this is a really fun lens!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      I always love to learn new words - especially crazy, fun ones! Great lens indeed!

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      Shivani09 LM 5 years ago

      whoa! Amazing lens!! It was a great read :)

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Wonderful series ... I enjoy your graphics and quizzes!

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      Todayhaspower LM 5 years ago

      This was very funny. Awesome lens. Very entertaining.

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      WaynesWorld LM 5 years ago

      I remember hearing the word "smorfing", used to describe when a waitress or waiter comes and asks, "How's everything?" but they do it when your mouth is full of food.

      Neat lens idea, well done.

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      girlfriendfactory 5 years ago

      Love it! I am wondering if the tittynope I saw in the vomitory were the remains of my friend's xantippe...she was horrid and her loss sure won't leave the kids with the mulligrubs! ;) Definitely worthy of a Flyby Winging! ~Ren

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      interesting lens.

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      Laura Brown 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Really liked your post. But a two-four is usually a case of beer here in Canada. I've never heard anyone use it to refer to a date that way. My US friends mostly make fun of my spelling. I try to help them, but they just keep spelling a few words wrong. :)

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      Rytingchambers 5 years ago

      Excellent source for some pretty crazy words!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      this is a perfet to all....

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      John Tannahill 5 years ago from Somewhere in England

      I've got a lovely pair of winklepickers.

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      John Tannahill 5 years ago from Somewhere in England

      A Bishy Barnabee is a Ladybird/Ladybug in Norfolk UK - and a Dicker is a donkey.

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Washington State

      bunghole, such a funny word. these are great, wonderful lensatoid!

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      CharlieAlford 4 years ago

      The English language just gets curiouser and curiouser.

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      Spiderlily321 4 years ago

      Very cool lens! Thanks for sharing

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      TheNamesClove 4 years ago

      Good gracious that's a lot of weird words, awesome lens! Looks like it took quite a bit of time and research, if I could squidlike it twice I would. Also, here are a couple of suggestions for future entries:

      honorificabilitudinitatibus- basically means "the state of being able to achieve honours" and is one of the longest words in the English language...even though I think it's technically Latin.

      Another that directly relates to the above is "Hapax legomenon" which is a term that is only used once within a context, and that can mean once in an entire literary work, or once in the recorded history of a language.

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      imagelist lm 4 years ago

      Great lens with valuable info...

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      missBorokwa 4 years ago

      this is such a great lens. so funny! really enjoyed the words...and their meanings

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      Awesomely fun lens! Love it!

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      JerryWojo 4 years ago

      Wow I can get lost in this lens, Love the word 'galoot'. lol Great words here..thanks!

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      DLeighAlexander 4 years ago

      Such a wonderful lens! It's fun to learn about words like these. Great job! ~angel blessed :)

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      Nadooa 4 years ago

      I really did love this lol! I haven't heard of MOST of these words sheesh...!

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      ConvenientCalendar 4 years ago

      Fun lens! Thank you for sharing!

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      Love this lens. Funny pictures and info.

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      MissRubyStars 3 years ago

      I learned a lot! Great lens!

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