Saturday, March 30, 2013

Post Honorificabilitudinitatibus

You may remember from Post that my father used to tease us using the phrase "Ichabod did it."  He had another word that he would just spontaneously say when we were small, for no purpose at all that we could see.

It was a long and puzzling word and when the internet and search engines were invented, I was pretty sure that I couldn't remember enough of it to find it there.  I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Google's autocomplete was up to the job.

Honorificabilitudinitatibus.  I only remembered the first five syllables with anything like accuracy. It's an odd word to speak to small children, which would have been the point. 

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