Weird and wacky words (word trivia welcomed)

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Post by blindeye01 » Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:30 pm

N-Methyl Aspartate - a chemical involved in brain functions.
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Post by Twitch » Sun Jul 24, 2005 1:39 pm

I always loved the German word Ausgeihtsiechnet- not exactly sure of spelling any more, but phonetically - aus gate sike net.

It means excellent and just rolls off the tongue.
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Post by Harrie » Sun Jul 24, 2005 1:46 pm

is it ausgezeichnet?

The smallest number spelled with 100 letters is 11,373,373,373 (eleven billion three hundred seventy-three million three hundred seventy-three thousand three hundred seventy-three).
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Post by Twitch » Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:34 am

Tokio was how English-speaking folks spelled the capital of Japan during WW2. For some reason we endied up with Tokyo. :?
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Post by blindeye01 » Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:55 pm

How about a foible? The word comes from the french for the end of a sword, which is the most frail part.
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Post by Twitch » Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:38 am

Viola is a great word no one knows how to spell. Everyone thinks phonetic and it comes out "waa-la." If they see it they pronounce it "vee-ola" like the musical instrument sounds. Crazy Frenchies! :lol:
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Post by blindeye01 » Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:35 pm

Its also an instrument pronounced as it is spelled. The viola (vee-o-lah) is a slightly larger, therefore deeper violin-type string instrument.
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