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Oh how I do love a good diphthong hornswoggled into a kerfuffle with a gherkin!
Matt Deniston |
September 13, 2012 at 12:09 AM
I demand a recount. Gherkin shoulda won.
September 13, 2012 at 11:50 AM
I was surprised to have to go all the way back to the early rounds to find flibbertigibbet. How did that lose out to foist?
September 14, 2012 at 08:42 AM
Gherkin coulda been a contender, instead of a bum, which is what it is . . .
Bob Mabry |
September 14, 2012 at 10:14 AM
Much to his dismay her diphthong concealed a gherkin.
Stourley Kracklite |
September 14, 2012 at 12:03 PM
I was rooting for wonk, but... diphthong: Yay!
September 14, 2012 at 12:29 PM
September 15, 2012 at 04:45 PM
I read the article in the Atlantic and saw that DIPHTHONG won in part because of the silent h. You may be interested to know that there are (at least two) pronunciations of this word. For many people, the "ph" is pronounced as an "f", reflecting the presumptive Greek origin of this word.
--Your friendly local linguist
R Daland |
September 18, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Gherkin all the way!
E. Meade |
September 19, 2012 at 01:33 PM
i wonder if doily was ever on the list. i love the word doily.
September 20, 2012 at 02:47 PM
OMG, why wasn't I consulted? Theshold and lugubrious weren't even considered!?
September 20, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Indeed Local Linguist
I had a dower & sullen english teacher that pointed out:
"If you pronounce it Dip-Thong, you are a Dip-shit"
It was her 1 and only joke.
September 20, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Start again — this time include “Buttress”.
September 20, 2012 at 03:57 PM
In your next one, use the word "xanthochroid"
September 20, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Can't believe no-one entered "phosphorescence" :(
September 20, 2012 at 06:41 PM
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