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4 Responses Mar 14, 2009<br />
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I've often been consulted by those wishing to express their love for a particular word, such as defenestration, sesquipedalian, syzygy or aglet. While these are all fine choices, I've chosen fifty of my favourites from the International House of Logorrhea and put them here, with pronunciation, etymology and full definitions. Some of the criteria that I use to find a really great rare word are: <br />
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it has to be pretty rare (less than five occurrences per 1 million words of text); <br />
it should be very euphonious (it has to sound good); <br />
it should be of use in a modern context, if not necessarily usable on a daily basis; <br />
it should not have a simple one-word synonym; <br />
it should not be so long and complex to be useless in conversation. <br />
The majority of the words are nouns (most rare words are), though there are also verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Most are derived from Greek or Latin, though with a smattering of French, Italian, Arabic and, of course, native English terms.<br />
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THE PHRONTISTERY a thinking-place [Gr Phrontisterion from Phrontistes a thinker, from Phroneein to think]<br />
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underconstruction: I know, I know...I truly emphasize with your plight. It's one thing if our procrastination wrecks our own lives. It's something all together different when others are adversely affected. So much for the work project...

Oh, for the love of St. Peter, you are killing me with this list. I can see half of my Sunday fly through the window while I glue myself to the internet! <br />
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Well, I'm a member of this EP group for a reason, so you know I'm going to check out all of these sites! Thanks for sharing.

This should keep you occupied for a while...<br />
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Do not open the link if you have graduate school level attention deficit disorder, any variant of productive procrastination syndrome, or severe internet addictions...otherwise, you will have to be surgically removed from your computer to do menial tasks such as eating and bathing. <br />
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