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Weird English Words

Posted by shadmia on October 9, 2007

Nudiustertian the rastaquouere announced with lamprophony that the pronk began to inaniloquent about a phenakism by a widdiful who told him tyrotoxism was the same as limerance.

In case you were wondering…….YES the preceding sentence was in English. I found this article about 20 weird English words and attempted to construct a sentence using some of them……just for fun! Here is the list:

1. Erinaceous – Like a hedgehog

2. Lamprophony – Loudness and clarity of voice

3. Depone – To testify under oath

4. Finnimbrun – A trinket or knick-knack

5. floccinaucinihilipilification – Estimation that something is valueless. Proper pronunciation based on Latin roots: flockə-nowsə-nəkələ-pələ-fək-ation.

6. Inaniloquent – To babble

7. Limerance – To be in love

8. Mesonoxian – Pertaining to midnight

9. Mungo – A dumpster diver – one who extracts valuable things from trash

10. Nihilarian – A person who deals with things lacking importance (pronounce the ‘h’ like a ‘k’).

11. Nudiustertian – The day before yesterday

12. Phenakism – Deception or trickery

13. Pronk – A weak or foolish person

14. Pulveratricious – Covered with dust

15. Rastaquouere –A social climber

16. Scopperloit – Rude or rough play

17. Selcouth –Unfamiliar, rare, strange, marvelous, wonderful. For example: The List Universe is such a selcouth website!

18. Tyrotoxism –To be poisoned by cheese

19. Widdiful –Someone who deserves to be hanged

20. Zabernism – The abuse of military power or authority. I wonder how long it will take for this one to show up in the comments.

Now that you have the key. You can decipher the sentence. I am of course assuming that you didn’t understand it before. I am also assuming that you care enough to go through the exercise.

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