2.20.2006

Word of the Day

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Prestidigitation: sleight of hand.

Used in a sentence:
"Most people would prefer to say 'slight of hand' than to say 'prestidigitation.'"

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9 Comments:

Blogger honestus said...

you knew that word was so hard to pronounce! i'm now scared even to attempt it.

20/2/06 14:02  
Blogger Steve DeGroof said...

Ha! Sounds like an English Made Easy tape recorded by someone prone to tongue-tiedness. I think there's a comedy sketch in there somewhere.

20/2/06 14:13  
Blogger k_sra said...

I really truly and sincerely cannot pronounce that word on the first try. It offends my well-trained speaker ego.

Go ahead, honestus! You know you want to! ; )

21/2/06 12:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think prestidigitation is fun? Try legerdemain some time.

21/2/06 12:54  
Blogger k_sra said...

I can say legerdemain. Even with a french accent: leh-jay-duh-mahn. prestiigidieitation on the other hand is nearly impossible.

21/2/06 14:56  
Blogger Steve DeGroof said...

Easy:
prestuh
dijuh
tayshun
tumtee-tumtee-tumtee

21/2/06 15:31  
Blogger honestus said...

i did it - i said it - hooray for me!

21/2/06 20:49  
Blogger k_sra said...

hooray for you, honestus! now if you never do anything else notworthy in your life you can still say you said this word! and that's gotta count for something. i think anyone who can say this word should get a cake or a party or at least a big, red balloon that says 'congratulations' or 'felicitations' or 'prestidigitations' on it.

tofubpm: like jbpm's only with tofu instead of Jesus.

21/2/06 21:11  
Blogger honestus said...

i hope something else noteworthy happens... (sigh)

22/2/06 18:47  

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