Seventy six words

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Nomenclature and the limit, 76 words.


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Calling Maximilian a ‘loganamnosist’ is an understatement. His ‘lexiphanic’ language is incomprehensible. Why he uses such long words discombobulates me!

He says today’s lazy-speak (my word, not his) is ‘symptomatic of the gradational decline in the standard of articulated and scripted English’.

“Max” I said. Mistake!  

“My designated nomenclature is Max-i-mil-ian” he enunciated. He claims it’s Latin for ‘the greatest’. Yea, in your dreams chum!

He’ll never change. Max without long words just wouldn’t be Maximilian! 



*In case you are wondering, a loganamnosist is someone with a fascination for long lost and archaic words, and lexiphanic means to use pretentious vocabulary or grandiose phraseology. I just thought I’d have a go at being a legolept myself!

22 thoughts on “Seventy six words

  1. Christine Goodnough May 29, 2021 / 15:09

    Max sounds like a delight! Big into complexification.
    I’m sure glad you supplied definitions. Just had to look up Attraversiamo from someone else’s blog; so I’ve had my fill of big words for this morning. 😉

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      • Christine Goodnough May 29, 2021 / 20:10

        Attraverso = cross. (As in traversing the road, stream, etc). It’s morphed into the easier English travel.. I learned something, and I’m sure Maximilian will want to know this word. 🙂

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  2. hilarymb May 29, 2021 / 17:10

    Hi Keith – I’m glad you’re trying to be a loganamnosist .. but poor Max must be muttering to his bookworms … hoping you’ll learn to edit first?! Maximilion or Maximilian …
    I even used proprioception in my post today … it, frankly, has an easier meaning … but in relevance – it was appropriate to use.

    Cheers and enjoy this beautiful weather – Hilary

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 29, 2021 / 17:47

      Hilary, well spotted, duly corrected! He was of course named after Maximilian, King of the Romans from 1486 and Holy Roman Emperor from 1508 until his death. Proprioception? A new one to me. Making the most of the weather and setting up my stall in Pevensey Bay Boot Fair tomorrow morning! Let’s enjoy it while we can!

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  3. ahtdoucette May 31, 2021 / 15:18

    That is a really long word to say you like really long words! Another fun one.

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