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Fun & Fancy Words:

As Mary Poppins taught us,
words can be fun!

this book is banned - fun and fancy words.
emember Mary Poppins’ supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? That’s definitely a fun and fancy word. And, don’t forget about King Lear’s  flibbertigibbet. Needless to say, there’s also the magical incantation abracadabra. Here’s another wacky one.


Your mom might do this when she thinks about your video games. Or you may do it when you catch a glimpse of her reality TV shows. And it’s pretty likely you would both do this when looking at a Pet Rock.

It means the act or habit of deciding something is not at all important or useful. Coined in the 18th century, this word is comprised of four Latin words that all mean something of little or no value. Science fiction author Robert Heinlein used a form of this fun and fancy word in his 1951 work The Puppet Masters:

Digby was a floccinaucinihilipilificator at heart—which is an eight-dollar word meaning a joker who does not believe in anything he can’t bite.

Summon more mirthful lexemes here.

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