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    OT: Proposed Word of the Week

    I was reading the NYT obit on William F Buckley and ran across this discription of him:

    sesquipedalian - characterized by the use of long words

    Thought it might make a good word of the week

    dave

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    Re: OT: Proposed Word of the Week

    In the next paragraph, they have:

    pleonastic - use of more words than necessary


    dave

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    Re: OT: Proposed Word of the Week

    So presumably he was pleonastically sesquipedalian (not to mention tautological)... ?

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    Re: OT: Proposed Word of the Week

    You guys talk funny!
    My favorite crossword puzzle answer was in a National Observer Newspaper, long defunct now.
    The clue was "hoarder of notes."
    The answered was
    "hemidemisemiquaversaver." How's that for a long word?

    sos

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