Ah, words. A writer's best friend. But, while most are useful and help you craft amazing stories, there are some that are incredibly bizarre. Below is my top ten picks for weirdest words. In no particular order, let's get on with it.
This means 'By the name of' or 'called'.
This means 'Misfortune' or 'An unhappy fate'.
This means 'With honour'.
The act of cutting a beard.
Meaning 'the act of weeding'.
This means 'an idle spectator'.
Meaning 'A number raised to the eighth power'.
Meaning someone who is learning the alphabet.
Skilled writing on an unimportant subject.
According to the Urban Dictionary, this pertains to a very long word.
You may, of course, go ahead and use these in your writing, but beware. Most people won't have the faintest idea of what they mean. Which can be both awkward and hilarious.
What's your favourite weird word? Had you heard of any of these before? Comment below and let me know!