Friday, June 13, 2008

And the Winning Words Are...Drumroll Please

The Most Unusual Word Contest concluded on Sunday the 8th. The winning words and their definitions are as follows:

1st Place goes to - batrachophagous: Feeding on frogs

2nd Place goes to - verbigerate: 1. To talk; chat. 2. To repeat a word or sentence, in speaking or writing, without wishing to do so or in spite of efforts to cease.

And there was a tie for 3rd Place between -
squeehaw: out of alignment, e.g., if you hang a picture and it's off kilter, it's squeehaw (Could not find in dictionary but there are many references to the word on Google. Must be regional slang.) and
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis: an obscure term ostensibly referring to a lung disease caused by silica dust, sometimes cited as one of the longest words in the English language.

Thank you for all of the entries, each and every one was a winning word in its own way. Also, as I still do not have contact information for some of the listed winners, stay tuned - your word may still be in the running.

If you see your word on the winning words list and you are one of the aforementioned individuals, please send me your address via the comment section on the blog.

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