It is currently Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:24 am

All times are UTC - 4 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 32 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: What's the longest word?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:40 pm 
Offline
SuperMember!
SuperMember!
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:19 pm
Posts: 2533
As we all know antidisestablishmentarianism is a long word- 28 letters long and refers to those who were against disestablishing the church of England at the turn of the 19th century. But it is not the longest word. There is one that was invented and is 29 letters long.

Do you know it?























http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antidisest ... ntarianism
-opposed to proposals to remove the Church's status as the state church of England. The movement succeeded in England, but failed in Ireland and Wales, with the Church of Ireland being disestablished in 1871 and the Church of Wales in 1920.
-the act or habit of estimating or describing something as worthless, or making something to be worthless by said means. Like this word.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floccinauc ... lification

_________________
Completely sane world
madness the only freedom

An ability to see both sides of a question
one of the marks of a mature mind

People don't choose to be dishonest
the choice chooses them

Now I know how Kusinich feels.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:53 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 29, 2004 11:46 pm
Posts: 14444
Location: NC
Is it floccinaucinihilipilification?

It means "the estimation of something as worthless." See, I knew it was pertaining to George Bush and the neocons! :P

I loved him for nothing so much as his floccinaucinihilipilification of money.
--William Shenstone, Letters (THAT is definitely not a reference to anything Bush.)

They must be taken with an air of contempt, a floccinaucinihilipilification of all that can gratify the outward man.
--Sir Walter Scott, Journal (YES, YES, YES! THAT is definitely a reference to the Bushies!)

OR it could be smiles because it has the word "miles" after the s. (My students used to always say this. )

Catherine

_________________
Image

"Behind every great fortune lies a great crime."
Honore de Balzac

"Democrats work to help people who need help.
That other party, they work for people who don't need help.
That's all there is to it."

~Harry S. Truman


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:31 am 
Offline
SuperMember!
SuperMember!
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:45 am
Posts: 804
Location: Red State
Supercalafajalistickespeealadoshus Dont know how many letters it is. Id have to take off my shoes to count that high.

_________________
"All men are created equal until you become a liberal" - Rush Limbaugh


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: floccinaucinihilipilification?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:30 am 
Offline
SuperMember!
SuperMember!
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:19 pm
Posts: 2533
Yes justin, but it's not a recognised word. You can shorten it to "fantastic". and Dick Van Dyke would be very happy not to trip over his tongue on it.

Catherine got it right. It is made up of four latin words, so it is recognised as a real word, even though it is a bit inflated in context. Rhymes nicely like a Mary Poppins tune also.

_________________
Completely sane world
madness the only freedom

An ability to see both sides of a question
one of the marks of a mature mind

People don't choose to be dishonest
the choice chooses them

Now I know how Kusinich feels.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:51 pm 
Offline
SuperMember!
SuperMember!
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:45 am
Posts: 804
Location: Red State
Ah you know me, gotta be stupid.


:floccinaucinihilipilification!

:Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious,

:If you say it loud enough you'll always sound precocious,

:floccinaucinihilipilification!

Its got a nice ring to it.

_________________
"All men are created equal until you become a liberal" - Rush Limbaugh


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:47 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 29, 2004 11:46 pm
Posts: 14444
Location: NC
How the hell do you pronounce it? :?

Catherine

_________________
Image

"Behind every great fortune lies a great crime."
Honore de Balzac

"Democrats work to help people who need help.
That other party, they work for people who don't need help.
That's all there is to it."

~Harry S. Truman


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:01 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:11 am
Posts: 5620
Location: western New York
Gee, I thought all those words on the side of processed foods were amongst the longest words possible. In fact, sometimes it looks like one word, 18 lines long.

You sure that isn't true?

_________________
Libertarianism

Libertarianism Makes You Stupid


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:13 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 29, 2004 11:46 pm
Posts: 14444
Location: NC
This is fun...what other word games/riddles can we come up with?

Catherine

_________________
Image

"Behind every great fortune lies a great crime."
Honore de Balzac

"Democrats work to help people who need help.
That other party, they work for people who don't need help.
That's all there is to it."

~Harry S. Truman


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:37 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 29, 2004 11:46 pm
Posts: 14444
Location: NC
How Many Ways Can You Think Of To Use:

1. A CUP

2. A LIGHT BULB

3. A BUTTON

4. A BIRD CAGE

5. A PIECE OF PAPER

6. AN OLD BATHTUB

7. A BROOM

8. A LADDER

9. A BRICK

10. A CANDLE

_________________
Image

"Behind every great fortune lies a great crime."
Honore de Balzac

"Democrats work to help people who need help.
That other party, they work for people who don't need help.
That's all there is to it."

~Harry S. Truman


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:55 am 
Offline
SuperMember!
SuperMember!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:54 am
Posts: 972
Location: Ohio
This is old. I'll see how many of you remember it.

Read the following:

MR DUCKS

MR NOT DUCKS

OSAR

CM WANGS

LIB

MR DUCKS

_________________
*******************************************
MY VALUES = FREE SPEECH,. EQUALITY,. LIBERTY,. EDUCATION, &. TOLERANCE

CORPORATE MEDIA = MASS MIND CONTROL


Last edited by sadie53 on Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:42 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:23 am 
Offline
SuperMember!
SuperMember!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:54 am
Posts: 972
Location: Ohio
1. A CUP - hat, keep change in, smash it in dubya's face

2. A LIGHT BULB - shove it up dubya's arse

3. A BUTTON - make earrings (actually used to make them), decorate a picture frame, string them and make a necklace, button dubya's mouth shut

4. A BIRD CAGE - need a big one - shove dubya in it with Condi, Rumsfeld, Chaney, and any of the other neo-cons you want to add. Use hot pokers to torture them.

5. A PIECE OF PAPER - make an airplane and send dubya and Chaney to Iraq (forever)

6. AN OLD BATHTUB - fill it full of hot tar for you know who

7. A BROOM - I keep one of these propped in the corner of my class room and tell the students it is my ride home

8. A LADDER - I have one of these (cut in half) in my kitchen (hanging
horizontally) with my pots and pans hanging from it. I would like to hang you know who from it.

9. A BRICK - smash dubya's head with it

10. A CANDLE - strap dubya in a metal chair and put the candle under it and light it.

I am really not a violent person. I swear. I feel so much better now.

So much for my creative juices Catherine - and I know I didn't play the way I was supposed to. Sorry

_________________
*******************************************
MY VALUES = FREE SPEECH,. EQUALITY,. LIBERTY,. EDUCATION, &. TOLERANCE

CORPORATE MEDIA = MASS MIND CONTROL


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:27 am 
Offline
SuperMember!
SuperMember!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:54 am
Posts: 972
Location: Ohio
Use the word sarcle in a sentence. No cheating and looking it up on dictionary.com. Just wanting to see if anyone knows what it means.

_________________
*******************************************
MY VALUES = FREE SPEECH,. EQUALITY,. LIBERTY,. EDUCATION, &. TOLERANCE

CORPORATE MEDIA = MASS MIND CONTROL


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 12:02 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 29, 2004 11:46 pm
Posts: 14444
Location: NC
I LOVED your responses, sadie! I don't think there's a right way or wrong way to play that Different Uses game.

Catherine

_________________
Image

"Behind every great fortune lies a great crime."
Honore de Balzac

"Democrats work to help people who need help.
That other party, they work for people who don't need help.
That's all there is to it."

~Harry S. Truman


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 12:05 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 29, 2004 11:46 pm
Posts: 14444
Location: NC
Here's a sentence:

In my neck of the woods, many people pronounce CIRCLE as SARCLE.

(I'm sure that's not the meaning of the word oir what you want, sadie, but I couldn't resist! 8) )

Catherine

_________________
Image

"Behind every great fortune lies a great crime."
Honore de Balzac

"Democrats work to help people who need help.
That other party, they work for people who don't need help.
That's all there is to it."

~Harry S. Truman


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:17 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:11 am
Posts: 5620
Location: western New York
Sadie, let me guess. You don't like Bush much.

Loved your response!

I'll go with Catherine's meaning of sarcle. Sounds good to me.

What does it mean?

_________________
Libertarianism

Libertarianism Makes You Stupid


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 32 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC - 4 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Blue Moon by Trent © 2007
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group