Word of the Day – Floccinaucinihilipilification

Ha ha ha.

So you schmucks think the above word doesn’t exist and we’re gin-ned up.

True, we’re gin-ned up but not so much as to take leave of our senses.

As we were desultorily browsing through our well-thumbed copy of Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (18th Edition) a short while ago, we stumbled upon Floccinaucinihilipilification (p.507).

The wordΒ  means ‘the action or practice of estimating something as worthless,’ according to Brewer’s.

Now we’ve got to find a way to work this verbal grotesquerie into one of our posts. πŸ˜‰

Strangely, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th Edition) doesn’t list the word.

SI reader Kreacher writes in (via Facebook) to tell us that the Oxford dictionary lists the word.

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