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Report brassneck April 12, 2018 8:20 PM BST
Sesquipedalian
Report Foinavon April 12, 2018 8:40 PM BST
erm Confused

Got any more?

I know of a plant called saxifrage which probably comes from the same root.
Report brassneck April 12, 2018 9:02 PM BST
two words that both have a story attached to them.
1=a very small word that can stop a world war its called "SORRY" But most people never use it when the should,and others cant use it for some reason.
2=a word that is very seldom used but it can move a mountain.its called " THANKS"
BUT both words are in the top ten of the most famous words since time began.[:Grin:][:Grin:]
Report CLYDEBANK29 April 12, 2018 9:30 PM BST
A very small word that no one understands.  GOD.  Thousands of different understandings of a word that only exists in one's imagination.
Report paulypaul April 12, 2018 9:40 PM BST
Clydebank
Fair point but where and how did humans or any living being 'get created'...? Was it a god, whatever that is?
Report brassneck April 12, 2018 9:41 PM BST
take a look around you clyde,everything to see started because someone or something imagined it first.Cool
Report Foinavon April 12, 2018 9:43 PM BST
Cake.
Report cooperman April 14, 2018 10:41 AM BST
Fenestration
Report lovegod April 14, 2018 11:08 AM BST
Is that something to do with Microsoft Windows?
Report Dr Crippen April 14, 2018 11:13 AM BST
Disestablishmentarianism.
Report dunlaying April 14, 2018 2:49 PM BST
Hermeneutics , I throw into a conversation occasionally .
Report Sica Dan April 14, 2018 3:20 PM BST
Popular words at the moment  'trope' 'deconstructed'
Report kenny mann April 14, 2018 3:29 PM BST
dendrochronology
Report kenny mann April 14, 2018 3:30 PM BST
won me a few points in quizzes over the years, as did pointillism.
Report Des Pond April 14, 2018 3:39 PM BST
dendro means trees usually, so I'm guessing it is estimating the age of trees.
Report Des Pond April 14, 2018 3:41 PM BST
"propinquity" is a good one. Not a particularly big word, but very few people have heard of it.
Report kenny mann April 14, 2018 4:37 PM BST
correct Des, well done.
Report kenny mann April 14, 2018 4:39 PM BST
interfrastically, as in I'll be back interfrastically. Wink
Report flushgordon1 April 14, 2018 4:51 PM BST
Gerra****yauselessbastard
Report Des Pond April 14, 2018 5:03 PM BST

Apr 14, 2018 -- 4:37PM, kenny mann wrote:


correct Des, well done.


How do you know I didn't just google it? Mischief

Report kenny mann April 14, 2018 5:32 PM BST
Because I trust you Frasmotically, Des. Cool
Report lybertyne April 15, 2018 1:14 AM BST
Someone on here a few years ago had a go at me for "using big words" because I'd asked if what they'd said was a euphemism.Crazy
Report northanlite April 15, 2018 7:53 AM BST
various sports broadcasters are always hilarious with their attempts at "big words"
Glenn Hoddle thinks he's an intellectualist Silly
Report lfc1971 April 15, 2018 7:59 AM BST
the word democracy is a word that no one seems to understand

I have tried to explain it occasionally without success
Report lfc1971 April 15, 2018 8:05 AM BST
her we go, the more democratic a country is the less need there is to vote

you don't understand that do you?
Report northanlite April 15, 2018 8:30 AM BST
the word "sanctimonious" just popped into my head
Report chavman April 15, 2018 8:31 AM BST
Escapegoat -most people forgot the e
Report lfc1971 April 15, 2018 9:07 AM BST
yes northanlite, sanctimonious is a word that people don't understand :)
Report lfc1971 April 15, 2018 9:13 AM BST
big words are almost without exception easy to understand
it is the small words such as Affect and Effect that are difficult
Report northanlite April 15, 2018 9:19 AM BST
^ nobody gets that. in most cases the effect of affect has the same affect as effect Silly
Report northanlite April 15, 2018 9:21 AM BST
i think it's affect if it is a physical thing doing it. A train has an affect, words have an effect.
or is it the opposite Plain
Report lfc1971 April 15, 2018 9:22 AM BST
thee we go :)
Report Charlie April 15, 2018 10:28 AM BST

Apr 15, 2018 -- 8:31AM, chavman wrote:


Escapegoat -most people forgot the e


A slang used by idiots who do not realize the term is scapegoat

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Escape%20Goat

Report northanlite April 15, 2018 10:33 AM BST
floccinaucinihilipilification is an awful word. i mean what is the point of it, it's uselessSilly
Report screaming from beneaththewaves April 15, 2018 10:53 AM BST
You effect a change (i.e. cause a change).

A change affects you (i.e. you experience the effect of a change.

An affect is a rare (and rather pointless) term in psychology to describe an emotion.
Report 1st time poster April 15, 2018 11:07 AM BST
not a long word but one of the most used,irratating   words used especially by very young people is surreal,anything and everything is so  surreal these days
Report northanlite April 15, 2018 11:13 AM BST
the most misused term in a sporting context (and others) is "average"
it gets used in a disparaging way but surely it is neither one nor t'other Happy
Report chavman April 15, 2018 11:16 AM BST
thanks charly
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