#EngTrivia: weird English words

We know that English is a wonderful language. However, there are some weird English words that come from many other languages.

Have you ever heard of ‘erinaceous’? It means like a hedgehog.

Another word is ‘floccinaucinihilipilification’. It means estimation that something is valueless.

How about ‘selcouth’? It means unfamiliar, rare, strange, wonderful. Example: The List Universe is such a selcouth website!

We all know that the day before yesterday is ‘kemarin lusa’ in Indonesian. There is also one word for this sentence in English. It is ‘nudiustertian’.

There’s also ‘mungo’. Mungo is a dumpster diver – one who extracts valuable things from trash.

And last but not least, you can call a weak or foolish person ‘pronk’.

Compiled by at on August 20, 2011

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