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13283907 No.13283907 [Reply] [Original]

Why do words like this exist?

>> No.13283930

>>13283907
Are you floccinaucinihilipilificating "floccinaucinihilipilification"?

>> No.13283931

>>13283930
I am. Even Nabokov couldn't get away with using this word. It's utterly worthless.

>> No.13283952

>>13283931
I will use it in my novel and get it published. This I swear.

>> No.13283989

>>13283907
Eton toffs

>> No.13284326

>>13283907
Juding from the etymology on Google, this is merely a school prank/rhyme on latin words for "little value" found in a primer.

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13284490

floccavelli
i'm hunting down the etymology as we speak

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