After finishing my reading, I am having a hard time wrapping my brain around what I just read. I think I'm having a post "Breaking Dawn" brain fart, I decided to turn Weird Word Wednesday over to my intelligent (just turned 13 years old) Al-Pal. He seems to be a font of wacky words that he has heard or learned in school and so today is his chance to shine. Here are the words he gave me.
Weird Word: Antidisestablishmentantarianism
What I thought it might mean: Oh heck! Well, disestablishment would be not established but anti reverses that whole thing. I'm confused. . . my brain hurts too much! I just read over 700 pages of crazy stuff! It's probably a vegetarian establishment that isn't sure if they are going to serve any meat products or not thus causing confusion as to whether to label it a vegetarian establishment or not. Did I lose you there?
What it really means: A belief or view that is against a belief or view that is against the government or an establishment.
OK, that came from WikiAnswers and is NOT making the least bit of sense to me. Like that's hard to do at this point though. So if you can clarify that for me, I would be grateful. I can't even use it in a sentence.
Weird Word: Triskadecophobia
What I thought it might mean: Somebody who is afraid of eating Triscuits (or other Nabisco products) while playing cards.
What it really means: The fear of the number 13.
Obviously many people suffer from this because you can't get a room on the 13th floor most anywhere it seems. Personally I say "Bring it on!" "Show me the magic of 13!". . . or the curse, or whatever it brings. You won't find me looking over my shoulder or being cautious on Friday the 13th. Nope not me! There is no triskadecophobia in my life. How about you?
Stay tuned. Next week I might get my 6 year old to spew out some wacky (and most likely made up) words for you to chew on:)