Who "invents" words ? - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

Who "invents" words ?

£0.00 @
Why is "dyslexia" so hard to spell ? Why is there an "s" in "lisp" ? Why is there an "st" in "stutter" ? Discuss and add others. Read More
Babbabooey Avatar
7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
Why is "dyslexia" so hard to spell ?
Why is there an "s" in "lisp" ?
Why is there an "st" in "stutter" ?

Discuss and add others.
Babbabooey Avatar
7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
Options

All Comments

(26) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia- Fear of long words...
#2
hi is a short word
#3
lol thats funny :lol:
suspended#4
The longest english word is:

cetylseryltyrosylserylisoleucylthreonylserylprolylserylglutaminyl-
phenylalanylvalylphenylalanylleucylserylserylvalyltryptophylalanyl-
aspartylprolylisoleucylglutamylleucylleucylasparaginylvalylcysteinyl-
threonylserylserylleucylglycylasparaginylglutaminylphenylalanyl-
glutaminylthreonylglutaminylglutaminylalanylarginylthreonylthreonyl-
glutaminylvalylglutaminylglutaminylphenylalanylserylglutaminylvalyl-
tryptophyllysylprolylphenylalanylprolylglutaminylserylthreonylvalyl-
arginylphenylalanylprolylglycylaspartylvalyltyrosyllysylvalyltyrosyl-
arginyltyrosylasparaginylalanylvalylleucylaspartylprolylleucylisoleucyl-
threonylalanylleucylleucylglycylthreonylphenylalanylaspartylthreonyl-
arginylasparaginylarginylisoleucylisoleucylglutamylvalylglutamyl-
asparaginylglutaminylglutaminylserylprolylthreonylthreonylalanylglutamyl-
threonylleucylaspartylalanylthreonylarginylarginylvalylaspartylaspartyl-
alanylthreonylvalylalanylisoleucylarginylserylalanylasparaginylisoleucyl-
asparaginylleucylvalylasparaginylglutamylleucylvalylarginylglycyl-
threonylglycylleucyltyrosylasparaginylglutaminylasparaginylthreonyl-
phenylalanylglutamylserylmethionylserylglycylleucylvalyltryptophyl-
threonylserylalanylprolylalanylserin

A chemical name though
#5
Don't forget Rhinoplasty is for a nose job....as if people aren't humiliated enough already without being called a rhino nose. :giggle:
#6
DarkKnight
The longest english word is:

cetylseryltyrosylserylisoleucylthreonylserylprolylserylglutaminyl-
phenylalanylvalylphenylalanylleucylserylserylvalyltryptophylalanyl-
aspartylprolylisoleucylglutamylleucylleucylasparaginylvalylcysteinyl-
threonylserylserylleucylglycylasparaginylglutaminylphenylalanyl-
glutaminylthreonylglutaminylglutaminylalanylarginylthreonylthreonyl-
glutaminylvalylglutaminylglutaminylphenylalanylserylglutaminylvalyl-
tryptophyllysylprolylphenylalanylprolylglutaminylserylthreonylvalyl-
arginylphenylalanylprolylglycylaspartylvalyltyrosyllysylvalyltyrosyl-
arginyltyrosylasparaginylalanylvalylleucylaspartylprolylleucylisoleucyl-
threonylalanylleucylleucylglycylthreonylphenylalanylaspartylthreonyl-
arginylasparaginylarginylisoleucylisoleucylglutamylvalylglutamyl-
asparaginylglutaminylglutaminylserylprolylthreonylthreonylalanylglutamyl-
threonylleucylaspartylalanylthreonylarginylarginylvalylaspartylaspartyl-
alanylthreonylvalylalanylisoleucylarginylserylalanylasparaginylisoleucyl-
asparaginylleucylvalylasparaginylglutamylleucylvalylarginylglycyl-
threonylglycylleucyltyrosylasparaginylglutaminylasparaginylthreonyl-
phenylalanylglutamylserylmethionylserylglycylleucylvalyltryptophyl-
threonylserylalanylprolylalanylserin

A chemical name though


You made a typo :p
suspended#7
realfriendlyman
You made a typo :p


Doh i forgot an "A" :p
#8
If there were no 's' in lisp then peeps would have to say ''she/he speaks with a lips'' & it would make peeps talk funny. :)
#9
supercalafragilisticexpealodocious thread!
#10
realfriendlyman
You made a typo :p


DarkKnight
Doh i forgot an "A" :p


Can you please seperate the word, so we can all see how it should be pronounced. :giggle:

I think I've just foundout how to keep you occupied until next christmas. :lol:
#11
"Marriage" is the longest sentence.
#12
hiya everyone

good point btw ...
suspended#13
realfriendlyman
Can you please seperate the word, so we can all see how it should be pronounced. :giggle:

I think I've just foundout how to keep you occupied until next christmas. :lol:


Nah i'll just use Spellcheck on Word. that never fails :whistling:
#14
fanpages
"Marriage" is the longest sentence.


Yeah but it's not never-ending :p
#15
muffin247;6309368
hi is a short word

O?
#16
DarkKnight
Nah i'll just use Spellcheck on Word. that never fails :whistling:


That's cheating....I think you should show us how the word is pronounced...I'm intrigued. :lol:
suspended#17
realfriendlyman
That's cheating....I think you should show us how the word is pronounced...I'm intrigued. :lol:


Sure...i can even say it backwards :lol:
#18
krazie2004
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia- Fear of long words...


bud that is a great word :thumbsup:
#19
Why English is so difficult...
---
We polish Polish furniture.

He could lead if he got the lead out.

A farm can produce produce.

The dump was so full, it had to refuse refuse.

The soldier decided to desert in the desert.

The present is a good time to present the present.

At the Army base, a bass was painted on a bass drum.

A dove dove into the bushes.

I didn’t object to the object.

The insurance for the invalid was invalid.

The bandage was wound around the wound.

There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

The two were too close to the door to close it.

The buck does funny things when does are present.

They sent a sewer down to stitch a tear in the sewer line.

To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

After a number of Novocain injections, my lips got number.

I shed a tear over a tear in my shirt.

I had to subject the subject to a number of tests.

How can I intimate this to my most intimate friends?

I spent last evening evening out a pile of dirt.
---

BFN,

fp.
#20
what is uncommon with this following piece?

This is an unusual month — Santa, snow and so on. But this is an unusual paragraph too. How quickly can you find out what is so uncommon about it? It looks so ordinary that you may think nothing is odd about it, until you actually match it against most paragraphs this long. If you put your mind to it and study it hard, you will find out — but nobody may assist you — do it without any coaching. Go to work and try your skill at figuring it out. Par on it is about half an hour. Good luck — and don't blow your cool.

EDIT: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog uses all the letters of the alphabet.
#21
Disco
EDIT: [b]The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog uses all the letters of the alphabet.


Another example of a "panagram" using less characters than above (and making some kind of sense; unlike other shorter "panagrams" that just seem to be a collection of unrelated words):

"Bright vixens jump; dozy fowl quack"

Microsoft have recently used the panagram "Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz" to preview the alphabetic characters of non-TrueType fonts.

The following text is also a very cleverly-devised Panagram:

"This Pangram contains four a's, one b, two c's, one d, thirty e's, six f's, five g's, seven h's, eleven i's, one j, one k, two l's, two m's, eighteen n's, fifteen o's, two p's, one q, five r's, twenty-seven s's, eighteen t's, two u's, seven v's, eight w's, two x's, three y's, & one z"

See if you can do better! :)

BFN,

fp.
#22
Disco
what is uncommon with this following piece?

This is an unusual month — Santa, snow and so on. But this is an unusual paragraph too. How quickly can you find out what is so uncommon about it? It looks so ordinary that you may think nothing is odd about it, until you actually match it against most paragraphs this long. If you put your mind to it and study it hard, you will find out — but nobody may assist you — do it without any coaching. Go to work and try your skill at figuring it out. Par on it is about half an hour. Good luck — and don't blow your cool.


I hadn't seen that before. Thanks for sharing, Disco.

If you know the most common letter of the English Language then that should be a big clue :)

BFN,

fp.
#23
know the most common letter of the English Language then that should be a big clue :)
[/quote]


Is it a leccy bill?
1 Like #24
Jumpingphil
And twenty apostrophes that should not be there.:thumbsup:


Yes... but for every person who knows how to use an apostrophe you will find two more who cannot read a grammatically correct sentence because of the presence of correct apostrophe usage.

Without them, to be fair, it is more difficult to understand (initially):

"This Pangram contains four as, one b, two cs, one d, thirty es, six fs, five gs, seven hs, eleven is, one j, one k, two ls, two ms, eighteen ns, fifteen os, two ps, one q, five rs, twenty-seven ss, eighteen ts, two us, seven vs, eight ws, two xs, three ys, & one z"

BFN,

fp.
[mod]#25
fanpages and Jumpingphil you are both legends

I always wondered why abbreviation was such a long word BTW
#26
cannyscot

Is it a leccy bill?


I am surprised Microsoft (or, maybe, perhaps the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has not chosen to seek copyright (or exclusive rights) of the abbreviation of "electronic" to "e", like Apple uses an "i" prefix (alleged to previously have represented "internet") for branding their products.

Imagine the revenue they could have seen if every time an "e-" prefix was used in printed material a small fee had to be paid.

BFN,

fp.

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!