Sesquipedalophobia is the fear of long words.
The word lethologica describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
The last words of Dominique Bouhours, a French grammar expert, were, “I am about to — or I am going to — die. Either expression is correct.”
The word decimate comes from the Roman practice of lining up prisoners — particularly those guilty of desertion — and killing every tenth person. source
Forget Peter Piper and his Peck of Pickled Peppers. Psychologists have come up with what may be the world’s most frustrating tongue-twister. It may not make much sense, but the phrase ‘pad […]
The word Yupik describes a family of five languages, spoken by residents of Siberia and Western Alaska. Each one of those languages is similar, but different—if two people from a different region […]
On the edge of the Caspian Sea in southern Russia is a small village called Archib. With a population of only 1,200, it’s the last remaining spot in the world where Archi […]
The first written language, cuneiform, had about 3,000 characters. It was developed by the Sumerians around 3100 BC. source
You may not have used the word before, but it’s quite likely that you have experienced it. Shemomedjamo is a Georgian word for when you’re really full, but you can’t stop eating because […]