Words I like

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For no real reason, here are some words I like.

tmesis – when you insert a word into another word.  Like ‘a-whole-nother’.  Often used with abso-bloody-lutely and other colourful inserts.  It’s one of those ‘I never knew there was a word for it’ words, which appeals to me.  That and the spelling is just a little bit obscure!speed limit red cirle with 40 in it

awkward – Awkward and its derivatives are the only words in the English language which have ‘wkw’ in them!

facetious – the shortest word in English which has the vowels in the right order.

forty – the only number in English which has its letters in alphabetical order.

Contribution from my daughter – supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.  ‘Nuff said!

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