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Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:30 pm
N-Methyl Aspartate - a chemical involved in brain functions.
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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).
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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!
Posted: 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.