What do you think is the strangest word in the English language?

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  1. skisy profile image91
    skisyposted 11 years ago

    What do you think is the strangest word in the English language?

  2. HattieMattieMae profile image61
    HattieMattieMaeposted 11 years ago

    hump day! lol  Just doesn't sound right!

  3. ExplodingPopTart profile image61
    ExplodingPopTartposted 11 years ago

    I thought the word 'colloquial' always sounded a bit odd. More so interesting than odd, but still. It most certainly captures my attention!

  4. lmoynihan082 profile image61
    lmoynihan082posted 11 years ago

    I've heard this word recently on two and a half men 'dickering' I'm not 100% sure what it means but I think it refers to being foolish in some way.There are so many other strange words in the English language.Tomfoolery there's another one..lol

  5. LeisureLife profile image68
    LeisureLifeposted 11 years ago


    Wait, is that a word?

  6. ryancarter profile image60
    ryancarterposted 11 years ago

    Mung... hands down, mung is the strangest word for me.

    Here it is, in all its glory...


  7. Sgswangstu profile image61
    Sgswangstuposted 11 years ago

    Well this word isn't technically still used in our language, but I sure wish it was!

    Aspectabund (adj.) - Having an expressive face

  8. justom profile image59
    justomposted 11 years ago

    Republican is by far the strangest word. If anyone knows what it means let's hear it!

  9. gravitybomb87 profile image57
    gravitybomb87posted 11 years ago


    It uses 4 vowels back to back.

    Banana also sounds strange when you say it a a bunch...but then again, so does every word.

  10. kevin.baker profile image61
    kevin.bakerposted 11 years ago

    Phobophobia - the fear of being afraid, but I am afraid it might not be the strangest...

  11. Docmo profile image90
    Docmoposted 11 years ago

    floccinaucinihilipilification-   A strange word I have come across- it means making trivial or calling something insignificant -

    this is also mentioned as the longest word in the dictionary one letter more than antideestablishmentarianism!

  12. Wendy S. Wilmoth profile image65
    Wendy S. Wilmothposted 11 years ago

    Cleave- I believe it is the only word that has opposite meanings. It means to cling to something, but used in a different context it also means to split something apart.

  13. Matt in Jax profile image60
    Matt in Jaxposted 11 years ago

    Something about the word 'purple' always stood out to me as odd.

  14. ajuvr profile image61
    ajuvrposted 11 years ago

    gublicious !                                                                        .

  15. Hollyberry_24 profile image59
    Hollyberry_24posted 11 years ago

    Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia- the fear of long words big_smile

  16. Ruth M profile image60
    Ruth Mposted 11 years ago

    STRESSED -  a word when read backwards is an antidote for it smile

  17. coutneyk profile image70
    coutneykposted 11 years ago

    cough, or anything ending in gh, I still have trouble understading how gh at the end of a word sounds like f  tongue

  18. the-real-deal? profile image67
    the-real-deal?posted 11 years ago

    flannel, don't ask me why, just plain weird

  19. rhondakim profile image70
    rhondakimposted 11 years ago

    I don't know if it's THE strangest, but I'll throw out oxymoron (2 apparently opposite things, like a dark albino).  Oxy sounds like oxygen and moron...well...weird!  smile

  20. mdlawyer profile image46
    mdlawyerposted 11 years ago

    It is an infructuous concept to think about the strangest word in English.  Each word could be the strangest one in a specific context.

  21. Larry Fields profile image68
    Larry Fieldsposted 10 years ago

    For those who are tired of the word "nonsense," how about "codswallop" for variety? My major professor (chemistry) in graduate school told me that in British English, it originally meant fish entrails.

  22. Civil War Bob profile image61
    Civil War Bobposted 10 years ago

    Cafe...we just hauled it over from the French!


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