Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Favorite Word - I Don't Have a Favorite Word!

But, since you appear to want people to write about a word, how about: Antidisestablishmentarianism?

Not-so-pocket dictionary v. 2.0

I don't have a favorite word. It's not like asking someone what their favorite color is. Awww, Come on Plinky people, this is getting to be tedious. Can't you please come up with something more creative than a favorite word that someone tries to interject into every conversation?

After all, some people work at expanding their vocabulary, by learning and adding a new word everyday. But, a favorite word? Nah, I don't have one, and I seriously doubt you will get very many positive responses to the prompt for today. Haven't you noticed how many fewer replies you get when you submit these trivial prompts.

People find more interesting things to write about, whether on, or their own blog, or even another site when you request they write something about a non-issue.

How about: Antidisestablishmentarianism?

Here's Wikipedia's definition: Antidisestablishmentarianism

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Look up antidisestablishmentarianism in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

Antidisestablishmentarianism (listen to British sample (info), American sample (info)) is a political position that originated in 19th-century Britain in opposition to proposals for the disestablishment of the Church of England, that is, to remove the Anglican Church's status as the state church of England, Ireland and Wales. The word was used in 1838 in Church and State by William Gladstone, under whose administration the Irish Church Act 1869 was passed.

The establishment was maintained in England, but in Ireland the Church of Ireland (Anglican) was disestablished in 1871. In Wales, four Church of England dioceses were disestablished in 1920, subsequently becoming the Church in Wales.

The term has largely fallen into disuse. The question of disestablishment of the Church of England is still current, often tied with the position of the English monarch as "Supreme Governor" of the Church (see Act of Settlement 1701)."

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