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Randomly- Weird Words
Monday. 11.27.06 3:00 pm
There is at least one word for each person that unavoidably makes them stop and take notice. Mine happens to be Snape- I promise to write up an entry explaining just why it is that I am so engrossed with that skinny, greasy, slightly yellowed man... at some point.

Perhaps, this list of Weird Words will contain that one word that strikes your fancy. Let's see:

1. Spoon:
N.
a piece of cutlery with a shallow bowl-shaped container and a handle used to stir, serve or take up food; formerly a golfing wood with an elevated face
V. scoop up or take up with a spoon; snuggle and lie in a position where one person faces the back of the others

Spoon is basically just weird because it sounds weird. Really, say it three or four times. Who in the world thought of combining those letters to make that word? It may have been someone related to my friend Jenna, as Spoon seems to be her word.

2. Anitsimpantiquesemamente:
Adj.
Very not nicely (Spanish).

I believe this is the longest word in the Spanish language. I have NO IDEA how one would work it into a sentence. This is why it is weird. It is a word that I have yet to find a practical or even plausible use for.

3. Kludge:
N.
a system and especially a computer system made up of poorly matched components

I could use the word kludge to describe most of my life. Why don't I? Have you tried saying it?

4. Zemmiphobia:
N.
Fear of the great mole rat.

I am just in awe that there are enough people in the world that are actually afraid of The Great Mole Rat for it to have gotten a technical term... how weird is that?

5. Smorgasbord:
N.
A luncheon or supper buffet offering a variety of foods and dishes; an often large heterogeneous mixture.

Ok, who thought to make a word that looks like a bastardization of "Some more gas board" and then attributing it to lots of food?

6. Lisp:
N.
A speech defect or mannerism characterized by mispronunciation of the sounds (s) and (z) as (th) and (th).

I envy the type of evil genius that it takes to think to put an 's' in the word used to describe not being able to pronounce 's'.

7. Cheeseburger:
N.
A hamburger topped with melted cheese.

Not only does this word sound strange and look strange, but it is impossible to say it without holding out the 'cheese' like Steve Eurkle once you realize that it is in fact a strange word.

8. Snape:
N.
A small town in Suffolk, England;
PN. the last name of one of the characters of the well-known Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling.

You had to know I would put it in here somewhere. It's SNAPE for god's sake!

9. Mianus:
PN.
an unincorporated community in the state of Connecticut located in a river valley formed by the Mianus River.

Do I even need to say why this one is weird? I thought not.

10. Excelsior:
N.
Slender, curved wood shavings used especially for packing.

I put this one on here because even with the definition, I have NO idea what the hell that is.

11. Vagina:
N.
The passage leading from the opening of the vulva to the cervix of the uterus in female mammals; A similar part in some invertebrates; Botany: A sheathlike structure, such as the leaf of a grass that surrounds a stem.

Ok, I am told that Vagina sounds like a disease. The real reason it's up here: what the hell? "A Sheathlike structure"? I can promise you, no sharp, pointy, object is supposed to go THERE.

12. Quesadilla:
N.
flour tortilla folded in half around a savory filling, as of cheese or beans, then fried or toasted.

I find this word funny because my brother used to say kwa-sa-dill-ah. That is all.

13. Connecticut:
PN.
A New England state; one of the original 13 colonies.

Who in the hell named our state? I mean really, what the hell is that supposed to mean? Are you connecting or cutting?

14. Sporange:
N.
A sack where spores are made.

I just like it 'cause it rhymes with orange.

15. Chilver:
N.
A ewe lamb.

Ok, rhymes with silver, reminds me of liver and refers to a female baby sheep. I like this word.

16. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch:f
N.
A village in Wales.

I really should not have to give an explanation to this one. If you can figure out how to actually say Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch then I will do one of two things for you: have your babies or kill someone. You can pick.

17. Androgynous:
Adj.
Being neither distinguishably masculine nor feminine, as in dress, appearance, or behavior; Biology: Having both female and male characteristics; hermaphroditic.

I cannot really tell you why- but I really like this word. I share an affection for androgyny with one of my best friends. I think it took us three weeks to stop being amused every time our teacher mentioned that Leonardo Dicaprio was androgynous in Las Burman's Romeo + Juliet.

18. Crwth:
N.
Crowd, derived from Welsh. pronounced 'crooth'.

There is no Vowel! I love the Welsh, only they could get away with using a w for a vowel or making 'll' roll off the tongue just so...

19. Dreamt:
V. INTR.
To experience a dream; To have a deep aspiration.

The only word in the English language that ends in 'mt', with exception of variations on this word such as undreamt and adreamt.

20. Radar:
N.
A method of detecting distant objects and determining their position, velocity, or other characteristics by analysis of very high frequency radio waves reflected from their surfaces; The equipment used in such detection.

It's a palindrome. Palindrome is kinda a funny word on its own, but all palindromes are in fact funny. I said so.

21. Subbookkeeper:
N.
The practice or profession of recording the accounts and transactions of a business; the assistant of a bookkeeper.

I’m going on a picnic behind a green glass door…

22. Eukaryotic:
N.
A single-celled or multicellular organism whose cells contain a distinct membrane-bound nucleus.

Look! All the vowels! Even Y! And it just so happens to be the shortest word you can make that contains all the vowels.

23. Euphemism:
N.
The act or an example of substituting a mild, indirect, or vague term for one considered harsh, blunt, or offensive.

I like the sound of this word. Makes me think of all sorts of things that the rest of the world thinks of as just plain wrong but would be nice enough to say are simply ‘politically incorrect’.

24. Malapropism:
N.
Ludicrous misuse of a word, especially by confusion with one of similar sound.

Based off a character in Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play The Rivals. Mrs. Malaprop continuously confused long words with other long words that sound similar but mean nothing of the like. Also, the definition has the word ‘ludicrous’ in it- this leaves no doubt that Malapropism is a weird word.

25. Cookie:
N.
A small, usually flat and crisp cake made from sweetened dough; Slang: A person, usually of a specified kind; Computer Science: A collection of information, usually including a username and the current date and time, stored on the local computer of a person using the World Wide Web, used chiefly by websites to identify users who have previously registered or visited the site.

Aside from the fact that this word sounds increasingly funny the more you say it, I wonder how it happened that a ‘small, usually flat and crisp cake’ eventually turned into a computer file that lets you remain logged into to your porn site...

Contributed Words:

26. Humuhumunukukuapua'a
N.
The state fish of Hawaii...
Contributed by kKaMa67

Surprisingly, I think I could actually say that one... 'tis amasing, really. And yet, I still can't say Seth's correctly... I bet I'm saying it completely and totally incorrectly- but the point is I can say it... ;o)


So, there are my top 25 Weird Words. If you happen to know any others please feel free to leave us a comment with the word, part of speech, definition and why you think it is a Weird Word (incase you couldn't tell, this is me begging for comments), and we will be sure to add it to the list.

I do so hope you all had a wonderful Turkey Day! See ya later!

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5 Comments.


Those are quite some odd words indeed. Cookie is my boyfriend, though... :p
» ikimashokie on 2006-11-27 03:37:14

Humuhumunukukuapua'a
The state fish of Hawaii...
» kKaMa67 on 2006-11-27 03:38:05

But nothing rhymes with orange!!!!!!!! :0
» randomjunk on 2006-11-27 07:34:23

Haha, nice words! ;) Welcome! Sorry, I missed your entrance. See you around!
» Silver-dot- on 2006-11-28 04:47:15

Did you know that radar stands for RAdio Detection And Ranging?
» Zanzibar on 2006-11-29 03:07:45

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