Today we have a 22 letter word!



Today’s redundant words are:-

gGlossolalia  nonsensical talk, gibberish

Gobemouche  a gullible person

Gynotikolobomassophile  – the meaning of which should become apparent as you read the tale!



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There are all kinds of philes. No, I don’t mean containers for paper, or things to smarten up your nails.  Anyway, they start with an eff not a pee!

I’m thinking of ailurophiles like my friend Rosey who adores cats.  There’s Pete the Plonker who’s an oenophile because he loves fine wines.  I’m a clinophile because I enjoy lying in bed and a logophile because I’m fascinated by words,  hence my theme.  My mate Andy’s a coimetrophile, a lover of cemeteries which is useful as he’s a gravedigger.

In the current situation, the most useful phile for singletons like me has to be autophile, someone who prefers to be alone!

301-3015453_sneaky-man-clipartBut the chap I want to tell you about was known as Nathan the Nibbler. He’s was a gynotikolobomassophile. He’d find a gobemouche, start chatting about the weather or something then ask ‘do you want to hear a secret?’ He’d whisper a load of glossolalia in their ear,  nibble their lobe and run off!

Once, he accidentally loosened a lady’s earring which got stuck in his throat and he almost choked to death!

Isabellina O’Muireadhaigh is a sesquipedalophile because she’s obsessed with very long words, and  Jo Po loves …..



*Gynotikolobomassophile is, of course, someone who can’t resist nibbling ears!


Tomorrow’s 12 words

Huggermugger,  Habiliment,  Houppelande,  Horse-coper,   Husbandman,  Hornswoggles, Howbeit,  Hereat. Halt,  Heretofore,  Howbeit and Hereat. 

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42 thoughts on “Today we have a 22 letter word!

  1. Christine Goodnough Apr 8, 2020 / 02:07

    Heaven forbid I should meet one of those!
    Hmmm…is there some obscure word for “Heaven forbid?” Now I’ll be searching all evening!

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  2. CRD Apr 8, 2020 / 02:14

    Nibbling ears is a fetish. I wanna know more about this. Off to google after leaving a comment 😁

    There sure were a lot of philes here. Have encountered a few of them on Insta handles…now I know what they mean. Hopefully the owners of the Insta handles do too.


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  3. Srivalli Apr 8, 2020 / 05:24

    Erm… I sure don’t want to meet someone like that. The ‘phile’ words are cute, even though I can’t remember their spellings.

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  4. msjadeli Apr 8, 2020 / 06:06

    There is a word for everything, isn’t there. And if there isn’t we will quickly make one up. I got a chuckle out of this rascal and the words you chose for today’s story.

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  5. hilarymb Apr 8, 2020 / 08:01

    Hi Keith – actually it might be nice to meet a gynotikolobomassophile – then once tried – enough! At least they’d be near enough to the single ones of us for a near hug … but look what you’ve suggested for H … huggermugger … forgot about the Gynos … take care and enjoy the sunnier walks … all the best Hilary

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      • hilarymb Apr 8, 2020 / 14:47

        Well haven’t had anything like that for nearly three weeks … !!

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  6. Anagha Yatin Apr 8, 2020 / 08:29

    Oh gosh…you built mystery around the word so well. And boy, when I learned it, it was like…oh really? Can someone have a compulsive habit of nibbling other’s ear lobe??? And have pleasure doing it??? Hahahaha…

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  7. Suzy Apr 8, 2020 / 10:00

    I’ll have to remember that one when it shows up in a quiz. We do a daily quiz at work (not in the lockdown though) and all those phile words usually trip us up. I’m enjoying your series.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 8, 2020 / 13:56

      They often crop up the pub quizzes I take part in! There are a lot of very strange ones that’s for sure! Thanks Suzy.


  8. Arti Apr 8, 2020 / 10:22

    Clever, clever start Keith. I wasn’t sure about…’philes’. Didn’t know which way the story was going but I didn’t have to travel far…the ‘eff and pee’ made sure I was chuckling softly, eager to meet Nathan. Will give seeing him in person a miss, though.

    Glad you’re a logophile. I’m learning a lot here.

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  9. Unishta Apr 8, 2020 / 12:16

    It is getting more and more difficult to read your posts wthout a dictionary! Interesting stories though….

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  10. Kathe W. Apr 8, 2020 / 20:07

    I’m totally gobsmacked by this set of words and their meanings! Cannot wait for tomorrow! Lots to mesmerize tomorrow!

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  11. Shweta Suresh Apr 9, 2020 / 09:48

    Haha I would have never guessed that was what it meant! I really enjoyed this post, Keith. A lot of “philes” in there. 😀

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