Archive for the ‘Wacky Word Wednesday’ Category

July 16th, 2014

Erinaceous– Wacky Word Wednesday

Welcome back to Wacky Word Wednesday, a weekly celebration of the wackiest and most interesting words from all over the world. These days, pictures of cute small animals in all shapes and forms have become quite the internet phenomena. Today’s wacky word will invite you into the world of a prickly little friend who has recently found fame online.

Erinaceous

[er-uh-nay-shus]

-adj

Like or relating to the hedgehog

July 9th, 2014

Sialoquent – Wacky Word Wednesday

You will find it hard to believe that there is a word for almost every weird thing that people do. In today’s Wacky Word Wednesday, we will encounter a word that describes an embarrassing speaking habit: one that everyone suffers from from time to time, even if they wouldn’t want to admit it.

sialoquent

[sy-al-uh-kwent]

-adj

Spraying saliva when speaking.

July 2nd, 2014

Kakorrhaphiophobia – Wacky Word Wednesday

Are you an overachiever or a perfectionist who can only accept victory? Then you are in the right place. Today’s Wacky Word Wednesday—a weekly celebration of the wackiest and most interesting words from around the world—will talk about how some people simply do not have the word “failure” in their dictionaries.

kakorrhaphiophobia

[ka-kor-'haf-E-O-'fo-bE-u]

-noun

An abnormal fear of failure

June 25th, 2014

Troglodyte – Wacky Word Wednesday

Today’s Wacky Word Wednesday is a blast from the past. We will journey back to the Stone Age and go inside modern-day cave dwellings found in many regions of the world.

troglodyte

[tro-glo-dait]

-noun

Someone who lives in a cave.

June 18th, 2014

Crapulence – Wacky Word Wednesday

Go ahead and indulge your craving because on today’s Wacky Word Wednesday, a weekly celebration of the wackiest and most interesting words from around the world, we will talk about a feeling you get after you eat too much.

Crapulence

[crap-yuh-lents]

-noun

Discomfort from eating or drinking too much.

June 11th, 2014

Opsimath – Wacky Word Wednesday

Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? On today’s Wacky Word Wednesday, a weekly celebration of the wackiest and most interesting words from around the world, we will learn about the importance of lifelong learning.

Opsimath

[OP-si-math]

-noun

A late learner.

June 4th, 2014

Geborgenheit – Wacky Word Wednesday

Welcome to Wacky Word Wednesday, where we explore the world’s oddest vocabulary! There are times in life when you haven’t a worry in the world and you don’t need to spare a thought for either tomorrow or yesterday; you’re right where you want to be. At times like that, you’ll likely be overcome with this week’s wacky word.

Geborgenheit

[ɡəˈbɔʁɡn̩ˌhaɪ̯t] -noun

The feeling of security.

May 28th, 2014

Trichotillomania – Wacky Word Wednesday

Trying to kick a bad habit? On today’s Wacky Word Wednesday, a weekly celebration of the wackiest and most interesting words from around the world, we will learn that some habits are harder to break than others. Here’s this week’s word, hauled over from TermWiki.com:

trichotillomania

[trik-ə-til-ə-may-nee-ə]

-noun

An abnormal desire to pull out one’s hair.

May 21st, 2014

Brobdingnagian – Wacky Word Wednesday

Goliath, Godzilla and Gargantua. Today’s wacky word can be used to describe all of those things. Hop on and follow us on our journey to the land of the giants.

brobdingnagian

[brob-ding-nag-e-ən]

-adj

Immense; enormous.

May 14th, 2014

Omphaloskepsis – Wacky Word Wednesday

Hi everyone. On today’s Wacky Word Wednesday, a weekly celebration of the wackiest and most interesting words from around the world, we will contemplate our navels.  And by that, we don’t mean engaging in idle talk or thinking about unimportant things. This is serious stuff, folks!

omphaloskepsis

[om-fuh-lo-SKEP-sis]

-noun

Contemplation of one’s navel as an aid to meditation; inertia.