Saturday, August 14, 2010

Floccinaucinhilipilificate with me

Come on. You know you want to.

At lunch today my daughter handed me an index card with this word on it.

Floccinaucinihilipilification : noun, the act of declaring something worthless.

Apparently it's the longest word in the English language that does not contain the letter 'e'.

When I read this, I immediatley thought of this article which I'd seen last week. Nothing fits floccinaucin...whatever, better than the literary product of a member of the cast of The Jersey Shore.

So what would you like to floccinaucinihilipilificate? In addition to anything written by Snookie, I think we should consider nominating all sesquipedelian words for floccin...whatever...fication. Who's with me?


Jen said...

I nominate each and every reality "star" who becomes famous for being an obnoxious ass.

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

I second that nomination!

L.K. Campbell said...

Wow, what a word. I don't think I'd even attempt to pronounce it.
I can think of a lot of things I'd apply it to, but I'd better leave the snark to others.