ARACHNONISM – Wednesday’s Wordapod

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Wednesday’s freshly coined Wordapod, found in Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words, may even appeal to arachnophobes.

 

Arachnonism

 

Arachnonism (n) – the act of referring to a spider in such a way that it is not placed in its correct historical context

 

Sample Scenario

 

I overheard Peter speaking to a friend about the original Spiderman movie as if it hadn’t been released yet. Butting into the conversation, I accused him of using an arachnonism.

 

So…Who Knew?

 

In a preliminary review of this book by a marketing group, arachnonism had three interesting distinctions:

 

  • 85%  found it to be one of the three hardest words to use in a sentence
  • 54% found it to be the most difficult word to pronounce
  • 5% couldn’t even find the entry

 

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