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Wondrous Words Wednesday

September 6, 2017

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love.  Feel free to get creative!   If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!

Since he knows I like trivia, Lloyd told me about a site called Trivia Today that will email you questions daily.  I’ve had fun with the questions and have learned a thing or two.  A recent question included a new word in it.

1. hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia – “Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is fear of what number?”

What a mouthful!  Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is the fear of the number 666.  I found this video on how to pronounce it but would love to hear a human voice say it.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

13 Comments leave one →
  1. September 6, 2017 8:13 am

    I’m guessing no one has ever used it in conversation, ha.

  2. September 6, 2017 8:20 am

    Quite a mouthful!

  3. September 6, 2017 10:17 am

    See. Isn’t Trivia Today fun?

  4. September 6, 2017 10:34 am

    HA! … what Mary said.

  5. September 6, 2017 12:57 pm

    Love it! I’m going to see if my son, who is a wiz with reading and numbers, has ever heard of this word. Thanks!

  6. September 6, 2017 1:30 pm

    A word very rarely used.

  7. September 6, 2017 3:18 pm

    All things holy that is a mouthful

  8. September 6, 2017 3:29 pm

    Hard to say, and hard to spell! The 3 hexes are the way I will (try to) remember it. 🙂

  9. September 6, 2017 4:46 pm

    I have hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia. Worst number there is!

  10. Patty permalink
    September 6, 2017 5:00 pm

    I wonder if that word has been in a spelling bee?

  11. September 6, 2017 6:02 pm

    What a great word you found Kathy! I’m not sure it’s going to fit my mouth, however.

    You can’t view my Wondrous Words post today because my blog is having technical difficulties. My administrator is working on it. I hope it doesn’t last as long as Carl’s technical problems.

  12. September 7, 2017 8:05 pm

    Wow!!! That’s quite the new word. I learned something new today as well from you.

  13. bookingmama permalink
    September 8, 2017 7:26 am

    Too funny! The multiple “hexs” were kind of a clue!

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