Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wednesday's Weird Word

Wednesday's Word

This a weekly feature where you have the opportunity to grow your vocabulary with a not-very-common and/or not-frequently-used word.

Today's Wednesday's Word is: GALIMATIAS, and its pronounciation is: gal-uh-mey-shee-uhs.

GALIMATIAS is a noun, meaning nonsense, or gibberish; confused, meaningless jargon; confused or unintelligible talk.

After several drinks, it was difficult to have an intelligent conversation with him, as most of what he was saying was galimatias.

Use galimatias in a conversation today! This one you could really have some fun with!

See you back next Wednesday for another new, weird word!

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  1. I just LOVE weird word Wednesday! You really pull out some lollapaloozas, Crystal. Hey do you know what the longest word in the English language is? I looked it up year ago and just checked again, it still is: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicavolcanoconiosis - a disease caused by inhaling dust from a volcano.

    Marvin D Wilson

  2. Elizabeth: I'm glad you like today's weird word!

    Marvin: I appreciate knowing that you enjoy the Wednesday's Weird Word posts! And I LOVE that long word! Thank you so much for sharing! That is one awesome word!

  3. What a fabulous word! Of course it could cover a lot of my ramblings. This one is going in my writing notebook so I can use it in something.

  4. I always like to learn a word a day. Thanks. I copied and pasted it to my WIP manuscript with a list of other words I try to weave into the story.

    Stephen Tremp

  5. I know I've said this before, but THIS would make a great book title (and fitting, in my case): GALIMATIAS (or GALIMATIAS AND ZOMBIES).

  6. CC: You are too funny! You're going to have a book full of obscure words! Well, it will definitely keep your readers busy looking them up! :)

    Stephen: Aren't words GREAT? I love them, and these uncommon words are just so much fun, especially when woven into stories! Of course it's fun to stump others in conversations, too!

    Alan: Only you, Alan! I would just love to walk around in that brain of yours. It would keep me entertained and laughing for hours! ;)

  7. Hey, that's me after a long day of speaking and appearances - LOL!

  8. This word sounds like galimatias. Just discovered weird word wednesdays and am immediate fan! Thanks!



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