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logophilius commented on the word adverbiously
An example from Tale of Two Cities: "Charles Darnay had yesterday pleaded Not Guilty to an indictment denouncing him (with infinite jingle and jangle) for that he was a false traitor to our serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, prince, our Lord the King, by reason of his having, on divers occasions, and by divers means and ways, assisted Lewis, the French King, in his wars against our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth; that was to say, by coming and going, between the dominions of our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, and those of the said French Lewis, and wickedly, falsely, traitorously, and otherwise evil-adverbiously, revealing to the said French Lewis what forces our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, had in preparation to send to Canada and North America.
June 30, 2010
logophilius commented on the list words-with-four-consecutive-vowels
@ Milosrdenstvi: I believe aa is the lava you're talking about. I don't like it when Hawaiian (or Navajo or Welsh etc.) words get slipped into a Scrabble game either. (I have yet to hear someone use cwm in a sentence!) But a lot of these are both legal and common!
October 28, 2009
Words with four consecutive vowels are few and far between, but they can come in very handy in a game of Scrabble.
logophilius commented on the word sesquipedalian
Sesquipedalian literally means "a foot and a half long, which begs the question: is anyone making nerd-centric porn?
October 23, 2009
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