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I recently stumbled across the word “floccinaucinihilipilification” and have been struggling to find ways of using it in polite conversation.
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I used it to mean writing some thingapparently profound using unintelligible jargons but ultiimately useless.
I agree with dave. That's the only way to use it without drawing raised eyebrows. :-P
It would be impolite to verbalize that word, because it is difficult to say without spraying spittle on nearby listeners--both while actually saying it, and then immediately afterward when you are snorting trying not to laugh.
My suggestion would be not to use it. ;-)
I can't even pronounce this word. so difficult
I remember that show. The host was Paul something.
I don't think I'd ever use it in conversation, polite or impolite. There was however a game show in the UK called Catchword (early nineties?) where you had to make the longest word you could from a given set of letters. This particular F-word came up all the time.
I have a floccinaucinihilipilification of the use of "floccinaucinihilipilification" in conversation.
You did fine just now.
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