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ESL forum > Games, activities and teaching ideas > WOD - Word of the Day, November 25th, 26th     

WOD - Word of the Day, November 25th, 26th



elderberrywine
Germany

WOD - Word of the Day, November 25th, 26th
 
Thank you for choosing me as the winner of the last WOD
http://www.eslprintables.com/forum/topic.asp?id=38928


Few people participated, therefore I waited for Sunday afternoon for people to come back from their weekends. I will choose a new winner on Monday evening European time, so you have about 28 hours to find nice definitions of:

Hippopotomonstrosequippeddaliophobia


Just to remind you: we ´re not looking for the real meaning of the word, but for the funniest, craziest, most interesting fictitious definitions. Have fun! Don ´t swallow the word, you might not be able to digest it!

25 Nov 2012      



anamia
Croatia

Hippopotomonstrosequippeddaliophobia

Hippopotomonstro - hippo, popo ( behind ), monster

sequi - squeeze

peddal - bike

So the scientific explanation of this as long as a sausage word is:
- a panic fear of getting a gigantic, monster - huge, hippo-like ´ ´behind ´ ´
that  I won ´t be able  to squeeze into those sexy jeans,
because I ate ( once again ) too many madeleine cookies
- I guess that I will have to pedal  my bike more

25 Nov 2012     



douglas
United States

Hippopotomonstrosequippeddaliophobia


hippopotomo- having to do with a hippo
monstro- monstrous (as in big)
equi- equestrian
peddalio- having to do with children
phobia- a fear
 
Thus:
 
The fear of riding over-sized baby hippos.
 
or:   The fear of riding overly large hippos equiped with pedals. 

26 Nov 2012     



elderberrywine
Germany

come on , folks, give us another one or two !!!

26 Nov 2012     



elderberrywine
Germany

It ´s not so much fun to choose among only two entries, and I wonder whether the word I picked was stupid or frightening - or whether we ´ve had enough of WOD for the time being.
Anyway, here is what the word

Hippopotomonstrosequippeddaliophobia

Hippopotomonstrosequippeddaliophobia

This English word has 36 letters. It is somewhat ironic that the word for “fear of long words” as it should be has a length of 6.2 cm.  



Read more: http://writinghood.com/style/the-most-horrible-english-words/#ixzz2DRx4lAvz

Hippopotomonstrosequippeddaliophobia

This English word has 36 letters. It is somewhat ironic that the word for “fear of long words” as it should be has a length of 6.2 cm.  



Read more: http://writinghood.com/style/the-most-horrible-english-words/#ixzz2DRx4lAvz

really means:

Hippopotomonstrosequippeddaliophobia

This English word has 36 letters. It is somewhat ironic that the word for “fear of long words” as it should be has a length of 6.2 cm.  



Read more: http://writinghood.com/style/the-most-horrible-english-words/#ixzz2DRx4lAvz

the fear of long words!

I liked anamia ´s definition and declare her the winner!
This English word has 36 letters. It is somewhat ironic that the word for “fear of long words” as it should be has a length of 6.2 cm.      

Read more: http://writinghood.com/style/the-most-horrible-english-words/#ixzz2DRxBVske

27 Nov 2012