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What is the big word which means excessive use of big words?

 
 
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 21 Aug, 2006 01:21 pm
This is from the http://www.grandiloquentdictionary.com

LOPADOTEMACHOSELACHOGALEOKRANIOEIPSANODRIMHYPOTRMMATOSIPHIOPARAMELITOKATAKECHYMENOKICHLEPIKOSSYPHOPHATTOPERIESTERALEKTRYONOPTEKEPHALLIOKIGKLOPLEIOLAGOISIRAIOBAPHETRAGANOPTERYGON.



Remember, now this is quite specific to a meal made of the leftovers that were ingredients of meals madeof leftovers from the previous two weeks.

Its good to have a word for every occasion , but in this case, Ill just let it go.
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spendius
 
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Reply Mon 21 Aug, 2006 01:26 pm
No style fm. Hopeless. 6 monkeys would come up with that in a week.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 21 Aug, 2006 01:27 pm
sorry to screw up the page

but go look for yourself.

Think theres a longer word out there? (English now) I know we can probably make a valid word in German that would beat that.

Like Fernschmellzugmitdurchgangswagenundessensconcessionsplatzeundeinen"WIFI"setzenplatze
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 21 Aug, 2006 01:29 pm
spendi
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No style fm. Hopeless. 6 monkeys would come up with that in a week.
.Personal Experience?
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spendius
 
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Reply Mon 21 Aug, 2006 01:37 pm
Yeah-

I've seen it done often. Scientists play that game during extended coffee breaks at $40 an hour. They like chanting scientific words strings. Not that I've anything against that mind you.

Can you do one as long as a Latin credo. That used to sound like one word to me and though I didn't understand it it gave me respect for the priest and when I later saw him join two people in Holy Matrimony I felt they were annealed and they generally were.
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rising
 
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Reply Fri 25 Aug, 2006 03:22 am
Perhaps: bombastic, circumlocutory, grandiloquent, loquacious, magniloquent, palaverous
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mouak
 
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Reply Thu 1 Sep, 2011 08:51 pm
@easyasabc,
Here's a good word for that: grandiloquent. Hope it's the word you were looking for.
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hardrok69
 
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Reply Thu 15 Aug, 2013 12:18 am
@easyasabc,
The word is verbosity.
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theo messi 1
 
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Reply Sat 8 Mar, 2014 02:47 am
@easyasabc,
Its hyperpolysillabicsysquipedaniarism, im sure it is.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 8 Mar, 2014 03:59 am
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:
Yah, so, it isn't the word in my mind, scouring my mind as we talk. Bombastic has a connotation in usage of, y'know, Mussolini at his balcony in piazza Venezia. Not for use of multiply syllabic words of some intellectual import, or perhaps obfuscation.
GOOD EXAMPLE! I agree.





David
spendius
 
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Reply Sat 8 Mar, 2014 05:08 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Laurence Sterne called them "brilliantine" words.
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Lance Wolf
 
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Reply Sat 2 May, 2015 03:20 pm
@easyasabc,
Hyperpollysylabascisesquepedalliasm

I hope that I spelled it correctly.
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layman
 
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Reply Sat 2 May, 2015 03:27 pm
@farmerman,
As with others here, as with some character in "Alice in Wonderland" as I vaguely recall, the words I use mean exactly what I say they mean. No more, no less.

So, then, don't EVER run around claiming that I use words incorrectly, see?
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Cana Moyo
 
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Reply Thu 20 Apr, 2017 04:42 am
@farmerman,
hyperpolysyllabicomania
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