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The Most Horrible English Words

Writinghood author Chang Lee Peng has a list of what he considers to be the 10 most difficult words to spell in the English language, such as Floccinaucihihilipilification, which means "act or habit to deny the value of some particular things.”

Link via Evangelical Outpost

Shouldn't that be floccinaucinihilipilification, not floccinaucihihilipilification. Don't you just hate spelling flames?

Anyway, the pronunciation is easy: floxi-noxi-ny-hilli-pilli-fi-cayshun.
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Is this what passes for "neat" nowadays"? I've seen exactly the same list a hundred times in the past, under the guise of the most horrible words, the hardest to spell words, and the longest words.

I'm sure you can do better than this. If you really try.
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most of those are not really single words if you ask me. I see no difficulty in combinig different words. I would give an example, but think that it would not be considered "neat". :)
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Rhombitruncatedicosidodecahedron

a certain polygon (composed of triangles squares and pentagons) that has about 200 faces

rawm-ba-trun-kate-ed-eye-co-si-do-de-kuh-he-dron

(13 syllables)
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duhh.. are you guys nuts? its not floccinau*****.. it's floccipaucinihilipilification.. thats it.. tsk..tsk.. next time guys if you're gonna blog, make it sure that you are writing the correct ones..
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