Eighty-five words

for Sammie’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Lexicon.

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Can’t think of a word? Lexie can! Alexandra, a lexicon on legs!

Regional Word Quiz, yesterday. 

Question. What’s the longest word in the Oxford English Dictionary? 

“Antidisestablishmentarian”.

Question. What’s an alexandrine? 

“A line of verse in iambic hexameter with a caesura after the third foot”.

Question.  What’s at the bottom of the left-hand column on page 168 of Webster’s Lexicon?

“One-six-eight”. A trick question, but Lexie was right!

A Lexiefact for you, the abbreviated form of World Wide Web, WWW, has three times the syllables!

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*BTW, the longest word in the English language has 1906 letters, but it’s a technical expression that does not qualify for inclusion in the dictionary. I don’t know what it is, I’ll have to ask Lexie!

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20 thoughts on “Eighty-five words

  1. Denise Apr 16, 2022 / 14:28

    From my youth I remember the TV show “64 thousand dollar question” and they asked for the longest word. It was antidisestablishmentarianism. Then someone came along and said it was the medical term pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. Why do I remember useless stuff???

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 16, 2022 / 16:38

      How you remember to spell it beats me! Actually, they were right, I’ve just looked it up in my OED! I can’t wait to tell Lexie!

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  2. ben Alexander Apr 17, 2022 / 14:56

    the abbreviated form of World Wide Web, WWW, has three times the syllables!‘

    I’d never thought of that! Well done, Keith!


    David

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  3. Bill Apr 17, 2022 / 19:15

    Well done, Keith. We might say, “dubya cubed.” I noticed the poetic reference. 🙂

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  4. writingwhatnots Apr 18, 2022 / 09:43

    Hats off to your lexical assistant! (And to you, of course – I did enjoy this).

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