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Am I suffering from adoxography and/or apodyopsis?

Clive Maxfield
9/22/2011 09:40 PM EDT

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re: Am I suffering from adoxography and/or apodyopsis?
Max The Magnificent   9/30/2011 5:58:32 PM
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That's one reason I like my Amazon Kindle eBook reader -- the ability to check up words on the fly (I consider myself to have a reasonable vocabulary, but it's amazing the number of words I don't know)

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windhorn   9/30/2011 5:33:32 PM
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Try reading the mysteries of Edmund Crispin -- I always have to have the book in one hand and a dictionary in the other. The first one I read (The Moving Toyshop?) used "steatopygic nude" in the first paragraph.

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Max The Magnificent   9/26/2011 2:33:37 PM
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Hi Evgeni -- thanks for your kind words re my blogs -- Max

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Max The Magnificent   9/26/2011 2:32:48 PM
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I must admit that I love hearing Americans try to say "Worcestershire Sauce" ... they never seem to know when to stop... ... English really is a funny language in many ways...

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ReneCardenas   9/26/2011 2:31:05 PM
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Evgeni, That makes at least two of us, including myself. As a child I remember wondering what kind of person would spend their lives creating these words! and for what reason? ;-) As a child, I always though of the grown up world to be full of people that enjoyed torturing youngsters with such complicated lexicon, for no other reason than to make little ones life too complicated ;-) I still laugh reminding myself of such perspective. Max, I always enjoy your blog, thanks.

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antedeluvian   9/23/2011 4:12:22 PM
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Actually the greater trick may be in pronouncing them. Try floccinaucinihilipilification! Actually there is no mention of pronunciation, so maybe they are easier to say. After all in England "grosvenor" becomes "grovener" and "Featherstonhaugh" is spoken as "Fanshaw". hippopotomonstrosesquipedalia is probably enunciated as "hippoped" or maybe even "arthur llewelyn smythe"!

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Evgeni   9/23/2011 3:14:02 AM
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That's pretty much how I felt when I was doing verbal part of the GRE exam (I'm not a native English speaker).

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Max The Magnificent   9/22/2011 9:51:07 PM
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I am delighted to discover that I fall in the category of people who may be described as callipygean… …and I hope to soon fall into the category of people who may be described as gambrinous!

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