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10-21-2003, 12:42 AM
Help me if you can! The challenge has been set.....I am to find the meaning of the word (or words) flocky nocky nihilification . I have no idea if I have spelt this correctly and I have no idea if it is 1 or 3 words. All I know is that the friend who has set the challenge is of Welsh origin so maybe it is from there? There will be much kudos awarded to the finder of the meaning.....anybody able to shed some light on this?:dubious:
Cheers. Lu-b-lu

10-21-2003, 01:22 AM
floccinaucinihilipilification (http://dictionary.reference.com/help/faq/language/f/floccinauci.html)

10-21-2003, 01:24 AM
All kudos to be sent to my Swiss bank account. I'll email you the number. :cool:

Welcome to the boards, by the way.

10-22-2003, 05:49 AM
trabi you are the one! Fancy you being able to decipher my rotten spelling and come up with the word! Awesome.:eek:
Now all I have to do is practice the correct pronunciation and perfect my delivery and the world will be mine.
Thankyou for your welcome the boards...looks like a good place to be.
Cheers. Lu-b-lu
P.S. the cheque is in the mail........kudos carries a high price.

10-22-2003, 06:20 PM
Floccinaucinihilipilification is derived from a series of Latin words meaning 'small' or 'nothing'. None of the roots suggest estimation or worth. The meaning was imposed on the word by whoever invented it; you'd expect it to mean something like 'the process of making something extremely small', just by the words and the -ification suffix.

As I mentioned, the word is derived from Latin, not Welsh; if it were Welsh, you'd have no idea how to pronounce it because it'd be full of llwydds. Since it's Latin, you can just break it down into its component parts, flocci-nauci-nihili-pili-fication, and it shouldn't be too hard to pronounce. (New Zealanders have strange -- pleasant, but strange -- accents, so I don't think I can help you directly. =)) BTW, it sounds like your friend is using a more classical Latin pronunciation (flocky-nocky, not flossy-nossy) than the usual English pronunciation of the word.

10-22-2003, 08:27 PM
Hello Roches, TY for your imput.
This New Zealander, with her endearing accent (flat vowels isn't it?)is running with the good old classic Latin version (hard K) and putting The Word out there. The Word is sweeping our little town clean of complacency. Artists, educators, athletes, writers even politicians are falling over themselves to slip The Word into a sentence in a casual yet valid way. My 14 year old sons English Teacher was dubious to say the least and set the challenge..."write me half a page about The Word, using it in context, and if I am satisfied I will give you $2" (A huge sum considering the pittance teachers claim to be paid in this country) So here we are being enriched by The Word of the Month as set by the local Physiotherapist and her Loyal Minion (thats me).
Cheers and have a smashing day.

10-22-2003, 08:34 PM
One day I said it to my girl, and now my girl's my wife.

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