Monday, July 24, 2006

word of the day

floccinaucinihilipilification (FLOK-si-NO-si-NY-HIL-i-PIL-i-fi-KAY-shuhn) noun

Estimating something as worthless.

"A number of you have phoned me saying that the BBC has plumbed the depths
of nationalist floccinaucinihilipilification by simply making up the
daftest imaginable Scottish name for the chairman of the Gigha community
land steering commission - they haven't. I've checked. He really is called
Willie MacSporran."
Giles Coren; Willie MacSporran; The Times (London, UK); Oct 31, 2001.

No comments:

About Me

My photo
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Blog Archive


Search This Blog