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    Default Re: Floccinaucinihilipilification

    discombobulated..?

    ADJECTIVE..humorus

    confused and disconcerted.

    as in "he is looking a little pained and discombobulated"
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    Default Re: Floccinaucinihilipilification

    Many years ago, when I was a kid, I remember laughing out loud at a magazine article — I think it was the New Yorker — about the German propensity for gluing smaller words together to make an enormous monster word.

    This article was about dogs, referring to a huntenpantenschniffenhund ... and that was just where it started.

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    Default Re: Floccinaucinihilipilification

    Couldn't help it Bill...it was the only word close to expressing my attempts to read some of the posted words outloud....very funny thread..
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    Default Re: Floccinaucinihilipilification

    I spend a lot of time in Finland and frequently have too much time on my hands. Trying to learn the longest words out there became a game. This is the official longest word but there are others that are longer.

    Widely accepted as the longest Finnish word is a 61-character creation (drum roll, please): lento­kone­suihku­turbiini­moottori­apu­mekaanikko ­ali­upseeri­oppilas.

    It refers to someone who is an 'aeroplane jet turbine motor assistant mechanic, non-commissioned officer, in training'.

    Just be happy you don't have to put it on a business card or letterhead.

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    Default Re: Floccinaucinihilipilification

    This video is nearly two minutes of improvised, non-stop nonsense — ad-libbed on the spot with zero preparation or script. It was merely an impromptu lighting and sound test for the real thing.

    A masterclass in presentation (and stand-up comedy) skills. Enjoy.


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    Default Re: Floccinaucinihilipilification

    Whenever I see a woman cleaning excessively, I delight in telling her she has spermophobia.

    This obviously throws her a bit until I explain the word means excessive fear of germs!

    Try it...

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    Default Re: Floccinaucinihilipilification

    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    This video is nearly two minutes of improvised, non-stop nonsense — ad-libbed on the spot with zero preparation or script. It was merely an impromptu lighting and sound test for the real thing.

    A masterclass in presentation (and stand-up comedy) skills. Enjoy.
    I understood every word. Obviously your 225,837 Thank Yous have affected your Mental Health.

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    Just because we can understand the words doesn’t mean the context is correct.... the actual intention of this video was comedy and he NAILED it. I snort laughed through the entire video. Good stuff. I’m sure every non-reversal tremmy pipe is supposed to connect to the differential girdle spring 😂


    Quote Posted by 5th (here)
    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    This video is nearly two minutes of improvised, non-stop nonsense — ad-libbed on the spot with zero preparation or script. It was merely an impromptu lighting and sound test for the real thing.

    A masterclass in presentation (and stand-up comedy) skills. Enjoy.
    I understood every word. Obviously your 225,837 Thank Yous have affected your Mental Health.

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    Quote Posted by Ivy23 (here)
    Just because we can understand the words doesn’t mean the context is correct.... the actual intention of this video was comedy and he NAILED it. I snort laughed through the entire video. Good stuff. I’m sure every non-reversal tremmy pipe is supposed to connect to the differential girdle spring 😂


    Quote Posted by 5th (here)
    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    This video is nearly two minutes of improvised, non-stop nonsense — ad-libbed on the spot with zero preparation or script. It was merely an impromptu lighting and sound test for the real thing.

    A masterclass in presentation (and stand-up comedy) skills. Enjoy.
    I understood every word. Obviously your 225,837 Thank Yous have affected your Mental Health.
    This was a real hoot wasn't it

    Something about its presentation and delivery reminded me of the late great Ronnie Barker - an English comedian -and some of his (admittedly scripted) hilarious wordplay.

    As for example, with this gem of a piece:



    Ronnie Barker monologue: Pismronunciation
    “If a man does not keep pace with [fall into line with] his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” - Thoreau

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