Really Weird Words

March 9, 2008

I was surfing around online today when I chanced upon something totally incredulous.

Despite not being a user on Facebook (and I am vehemently against going with the flow and signing up),  it appears that words such as “SGHIGNAZZASSERO”, “DESHYPOTHEQUIEZ” and “WURTEMBERGEOISE” were formed on the site’s version of Scrabble.

Which can earn players close to 2000 points!

But running a check through dictionaries do not yield these words at all leh… Chim right?
[Would love if someone could enlighten me on the meanings of the above words, though]

However, no matter what happens, these words will never be formed on Scrabble as they simply exceed the length of the Scrabble board [Information on the following words are from Wikipedia]:-

pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
At 45 letters long, this is the longest technical word found in most major English Language dictionaries.
It refers to a lung disease contracted from the inhalation of very fine silica particles specifically from a volcano.

flocci­nauci­nihili­pili­fication
At 29 letters long, this is the longest non-technical word found in major English dictionaries.
This word is defined as “the act of estimating something as worthless”.
[Does this mean that there are other variations of this noun, such as “floccinaucinihilipilificating”?]

Let’s have some fun here! Don’t go about floccinaucinihilipilificating the drastic effects pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis has on the human body!

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One Response to “Really Weird Words”


  1. i can play scrabble all day long cause i love to play with words and rearrange them for higher points “;.


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