Verboticism: Floccinaucinihilipilificationism


Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Definition: v. To demonstrate your superior knowledge and intellect by using complex, confusing and mind-numbingly stupid jargon. n. A person who uses big words to inflate their unusually small ideas.

Pronunciation: Flok-in-oak-in-i-pil-i-fi-kay-shun-izm

Sentence: I'm cheating! floccinaucinihilipilification is a real word. Howzat for fitting the definition. But I did add the ism.

Etymology: Look it up

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Comments: Floccinaucinihilipilificationism

stache - 2008-03-06: 08:51:00

silveryaspen - 2008-03-06: 11:36:00
It wasn't in the Encarta on-line dictionary ... closest I could find was floccillation ... meaning aimless plucking of bedclothes as a sign of impending death! Don't have time to look farther right now. Wondering how many on-line dictionaries I'll have to check. What the heck! You get the prize for stumping me (perhaps others). Overwhelmingly good!

purpleartichokes - 2008-03-06: 17:57:00
Found the word on I think I'll try to master the pronunciation to impress the floccin' office dictionary.

silveryaspen - 2008-03-06: 19:35:00
Thanks purpleartichokes for saving me a search thru several sites! Thank you stache for adding a big long word to my vocabulary! Probably as valuable to me as the definition!

petaj - 2008-03-07: 05:41:00
back in the early 80s this word was v. popular with students at the university of queensland. it seemed to be scrawled on blackboards and walls all over campus.