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The Never-Ending Word For Today is ......

Discussion in 'Santa Cruz, CA' started by Master--Kenobi, Oct 27, 2005.

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  1. Master--Kenobi

    Master--Kenobi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    "YEA!" Over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over....

    Punctuated with an occasional "WHY?!?!""

    I LOVE my job![face_laugh]
     
  2. TionneHawk

    TionneHawk Jedi Knight star 5

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    LOL
    You're so funny Master K!!
    Your kids must be doing great today. :D
     
  3. Kai_Vandekar

    Kai_Vandekar Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Instant kid association:

    "You know what?"
    "What?"
    "That's what!"
    "You know what?"
    "What?"
    "That's what!"
    "You know what?"
    "What?"
    "That's what!"
    "You know what?"
    "What?"
    "That's what!"

    Repeat ad nauseum...
     
  4. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Never ending word, eh?

    Pnemonoultramicroscopicsiliconvolcanoconeosis? :p
     
  5. Master--Kenobi

    Master--Kenobi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Ok (trying to remember latin and greek)

    Pneumo..lung/breath
    micro...tiny
    scopic..to the eye
    silicon...element (?) or just silicon
    volcano...pertaining to fire
    [face_laugh]
    cano..Gods, can't remember this one..

    osis...pertaining to.

    Ok is that close enough? LOL

    (and at least you are studying, Padawan!)

    Now follow that word with Why? Why? why? why? why? why? why? why? LUNCH!!!
     
  6. Kai_Vandekar

    Kai_Vandekar Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Ok, so, is that a medical problem caused by microscopic particles of volcanic ash being inhaled into the lungs? I suppose I could Google it...

    Ah ha. Here we go:



    The word appears in the 1936 Supplement to OED1, the OED2, the addendum to W2 (spelled -koniosis), W3 (spelled -coniosis), RHUD2, and Chambers.
    The OED2 has:

    pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (-koniosis), a factitious word alleged to mean 'a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust' but occurring chiefly as an instance of a very long word.


    Force, we're good! LOL!
     
  7. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    =D= Good job, guys! :D

    (I think I learned that word in 5th grade... amazing what you can remember from that age)
     
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