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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

useless words

during the fun and games with the free dictionary last week, dani remembered this wonderful collection of the most obscure and rare words in the english language:
the grandiloquent dictionary

never having heard of 'grandiloquence' before, i promptly tried to look it up in it's own dictionary only to find it's not in there! is there a gaping hole in my vocabulary?! or does the word not exist...

i asked the free dictionary:
gran·dil·o·quence
n.
Pompous or bombastic speech or expression.

huh, i guess you learn something new every day :-)

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Anonymous Angela said...

would have guessed it was a portmanteau word made up of "grandiose" and "eloquent." Which, by it's definition, I guess it is! But that's pretty funny that it's not even in its own dictionary!    


Blogger Deutlich said...

oooh! new words!!    


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