7.31.2008

My favorite word

Word of the Day for Wednesday, July 30, 2008

sesquipedalian \ses-kwuh-puh-DAYL-yuhn\, adjective:

1. Given to or characterized by the use of long words.
2. Long and ponderous; having many syllables.
3. A long word.

2 comments:

Ayesha said...

what a sesquipedalian word!
but i like wife-beaters better :D

PS: loved the way wrote my name on owlie's 'blob'; thats how my best friends call me :)

baj said...

aw, i'm yer one of yr best friends? sweet!

yeah, sesquipedalian is up there with 'mellifluous' and 'busticated' as one of my favorites but the fact that it holds irony and onomatopoeia in its letters makes it the winner.