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A way with words

As a writer, I’ve always enjoyed words. The sound of them, the way they can change each nuance of what you are saying, is endlessly fascinating to me.

I find it amazing how different languages have evolved, how words come about and then change as people put them to different purposes down the years.

So I particularly enjoyed this list of words that aren’t often seen, but which look or sound amusing for no other reason than the combination of letters within them.

Some examples include:

  • apodyopsis - the act of mentally undressing someone
  • batrachophagous - one who eats frogs
  • gambrinous - being full of beer
  • slubberdegullion - a filthy, slobbering person.


There’s something there for most occasions, so use as required!

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