What do you think is the strangest word in the English language?
I thought the word 'colloquial' always sounded a bit odd. More so interesting than odd, but still. It most certainly captures my attention!
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
Mung... hands down, mung is the strangest word for me.
Here it is, in all its glory...
Well this word isn't technically still used in our language, but I sure wish it was!
Aspectabund (adj.) - Having an expressive face
Republican is by far the strangest word. If anyone knows what it means let's hear it!
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.
Phobophobia - the fear of being afraid, but I am afraid it might not be the strangest...
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!
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.
Something about the word 'purple' always stood out to me as odd.
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia- the fear of long words
cough, or anything ending in gh, I still have trouble understading how gh at the end of a word sounds like f
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!
It is an infructuous concept to think about the strangest word in English. Each word could be the strangest one in a specific context.
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.
by Cathy 10 years ago
Do you have a favorite word in the English Language?For example, mine is facetious because it uses all the vowels.
by buckleupdorothy 10 years ago
What is your favorite word or three in the English language?
by Laurel Rogers 9 years ago
I choose 'Elixir'.It rolls off the tongue-gorgeous!
by Epsilon5 11 years ago
Of all words in the English language, which is your favorite, and why?
by Eugene Brennan 5 years ago
Why is There No Plural of "You" in the English Language?
by gadhka 4 years ago
i am somali i learn english language for i want to ask you how i can improve my second language?
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