Originally posted by
little miss kinky
Is it an English word? Or in another language?
Why do you like it? The connotation? The sound of it? Something else?
My favorite word is floccinaucinihilipilif ication. It's made up of a string of latin stems that mean essentially "of little or no value" and the word itself is defined as "The act or habit of describing or regarding something as unimportant, of having no value or being worthless."
Latin flocci, from floccus, a wisp or piece of wool
nauci, from naucum, a trifle
nihili, from the Latin pronoun, nihil (“nothing”)
pili, from pilus, a hair, something insignificant
(all therefore having the sense of "pettiness" or "nothing")
With the ending -fication. "Flocci non facio" was a Latin expression of indifference, literally "I do not make a straw of...," which I consider to be the latin equivalent of 'look at all the fucks I don't give'. Thus, this is my favorite word, not only because it of it's ironic length vs. meaning (I like to say it's a long word that basically means 'nothing' and enjoy the confused looks I'll get), but also it was supposedly made up by some bored students, which just amuses me to no end.
(Definitions from wikipedia because I feel lazy).