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Thirteen of my favourite unusual words…



Last night, Audrey and I had a long conversation about language.

She has long been a lover of words, especially words that are rare, unusual or downright weird and takes great pleasure in explaining to me the meaning of the ones I’ve never heard before. After suggesting we create a short Thursday Thirteen around some of her favourite words, she agreed only if I posted thirteen of my own.

So below, are thirteen of my favourite ‘unusual’ words…

Brontide; the low rumbling of distant thunder

Callipygean; having well shaped buttocks

Colposinquanonia; estimating a woman’s beauty based on her chest

Dippoldism; the act of beating or whipping school children

Gargalesthesia; the sensation caused by tickling

Gongoozler; an idle spectator

Knicker-bockers; loose breeches gathered in at the knee

Pabouche; a slipper

Pseudochromaesthesia; mental association of sounds with colours

Qualtagh; the first person you see after leaving the house

Scribbleomania; obsession with scribbling

Spheropygian; having full and rounded buttocks

Strikhedonia; the pleasure of being able to say to hell with it!

…whilst over on Imaginary Menagerie, Audrey’s choices include: Scolecophagous and Vesthibitionism.


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