Why would you need to know about oxyphenbutazone? If you have an interest in medicine, you need to know it as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. If you are a Scrabble player, however, you definitely want to store it away in your memory because it can bring you more points than any other word. Playing under American rules,... Continue Reading →
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Do you know anyone who cuts his or her own hair? If you do, you may properly refer to that person as an autotonsorialist.
As rich as the English language is, there are plenty of words in other languages that English has not yet adopted. Here are a few of these much-needed gems: Hikikomori (Japanese) -- A teenager or 20-something who has withdrawn from social life, often obsessed with TV and video games. Gadrii Nombor Shulen Jongu (Tibetan) --... Continue Reading →
Sesquipedalophobia is the fear of long words.
The word lethologica describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
A group of toads is called a knot. source
Backpfeifengesicht is a German word referring to a face badly in need of a fist.
"Shemomedjamo” is a Georgian word for when you’re really full, but you can’t stop eating because the food is so delicious. source