Word of the Day: this is not the SAT

Miss Kitten and Shark are otherwise preoccupied this evening.  Therefore, the High Priestess will fill in.  Please do not expect much.

Sesquipedalian
\ˌses-kwə-pə-ˈdāl-yən\
adjective

  1. having many syllables : long
  2. given to or characterized by the use of long words <a sesquipedalian television commentator>

Origin of sesquipedalian:  Latin sesquipedalis, literally, a foot and a half long, fromsesqui- + ped-, pes foot — more at foot

Example:  Concatenate is a sesquipedalian way of saying the word link.

2 thoughts on “Word of the Day: this is not the SAT

  1. That’s a great word. As an English teacher I regularly encounter students trying to impress me with their sesquipedalian vocabularies…

    My advice to them is K.I.S.S (Keep it Simple Stupid)

  2. At the Guelph, Ontario sesquicentennial in 1977 there t-shirts printed: Guelph – 150 years of boredom.
    Guelph was well known as a town where mafia types came to live, and so there was no crime in that actual town. Nothing exciting except RCMP officers on rooftops taking pictures whenever there was a funeral. My used-to-be-brother-in-law once got taken for a ride by two men after dating an Italian girl there and told to never see her again. He took the suggestion.

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