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20 May 2009, 13:31
Keely.
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20 May 2009, 13:33
Keely.
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ok, i accidently pressed enter, n nothing came up....anyways....

I have noticed the word 'yo!' is used a lot on here...also, I'v heard that there have been forums discussing the annoyance of this word.
I love the word! ha! Certainly shows emphasis in a conversation! :D

So for all of you 'YO' haters lol....back off a bit yeah? :)
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20 May 2009, 15:45
Estella
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YO!

HEHE - THE YO HATERZ JUST LIKE HATING, YO. IF I WERE TO STOP SAYING YO AND START SAYING FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION, THEY'D HATE ON THAT WORD TOO! ;D
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20 May 2009, 16:03
grunge.
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How do you even pronounce "FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION"?
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20 May 2009, 16:16
Estella
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JUST AS IT'S WRITTEN, YO. ALTHOUGH APPARENTLY YOU NAUGHTY AMERICANS PRONOUNCE IT DIFFERENTLY, SO I SHAN'T GIVE YOU THE BRITISH PRONUNCIATION, OR YOU'LL CONFUSE YOUR FELLOW YANKS! GOOGLE IT!
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20 May 2009, 16:28
grunge.
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Holy shit its a real word, it must be the longest word next to SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS...



Pronunciation: flahk-si-naw-si-ni-hi-li-pi-li-fi-kay-shn Hear it! Not Working? Click Here.

Part of Speech: Noun

Meaning: Considering something to be worthless.

Notes: I know what is on your mind: what is the purpose of a word no one but alphaDictionary's Andrew Shaffer can pronounce? (Even the spelling bee moderator in the current TV commercial stumbles over it.) It was, in fact, artificially contrived simply to serve as the longest English word, longer by a letter than the previous champion, antidisestablishmentarianism. Its victory has since been topped by the name of a supposed disease, pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. There is also a widely unused verb, floccinaucinihilipilificate, and a more approachable noun, floccinaucity [fla-si-naw-s-tee] "a trifle, something insignificance".

In Play: The word was first recorded in a 1741 letter by William Shenstone written in 1741 and unfortunately published in 1777: "I loved him for nothing so much as his flocci-nauci-nihili-pili-fication of money". Notice Shenstone analyzed the word into syllables so that his brain could keep up with them. In its one other publication, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, it was misspelled: "They must be taken with an air of contempt, a floccipaucinihilipilification of all that can gratify the outward man."

Word History: The 18th-century Eton Latin Grammar contained a rule based on a set of words all of which meant "something of little value": flocci, nauci, nihili, and pili. Some schoolboy, no doubt, lined them up and added the suffix -fication at the end as a joke. Flocci is the plural of floccus "a tuft of wool", pili, the plural of pilus "a hair", nihili is from nihil "nothing," while nauci is a word meaning "worthless". Together they make no sense at all but the word reflects our love of things of record size which ultimately led to the Guinness Book of Records and the silliness it still produces.

http://www.alphadictionary.com/goodword/word/floccinaucinihilipilification
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20 May 2009, 16:47
Estella
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HAHA - OF COURSE IT'S A REAL WORD, YO! I DIDN'T MAKE IT UP! THIS WORD WAS POPULAR WHEN I WAS A KID - ALONG WITH 'YO', YO! THE TWO WORDS WERE POPULAR, ALTHOUGH IN DIFFERENT WAYS. FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION WAS POPULAR IN AN 'I KNOW A REALLY BIG WORD - AREN'T I CLEVER!' TYPE WAY. AND IN THE UK, IT'S PRONOUNCED FLOCKY-NOCKY-NEE-HILLY-PILLY-FICATION. AT LEAST, THAT'S HOW WE ALL PRONOUNCED IT, AND HOW I'VE HEARD IT PRONOUNCED ON TELLY.
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20 May 2009, 16:55
grunge.
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Im so going to post that word on my friend Naths wall on facebook now, he's from Blackwood, England [wherever that is] and moved to the US two years ago.
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20 May 2009, 23:22
Jessica [Private]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMrk9ea1m0g

that'd be how you say it. :]
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20 May 2009, 19:22
Aiure
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That word hurts my eyeballs a lot more than "yo." lol
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20 May 2009, 16:37
Keely.
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This is true! damn haters! lol

Haha ^^funny convo....that word is extremely hard to pronounce though hehe...but i worked it out ;)....yes, im british :L
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20 May 2009, 16:57
sumamen
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Yo!
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20 May 2009, 20:19
kein mitleid
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Aiite, nigga.
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