Word Trivia 1/18/2023

Word Trivia 1/18/2023

Today’s Trivia:


fläksēˌnäsēˌnihəlēˌpiləfəˈkāSH(ə)n/  (yeah, sure — that’s easy for you to say! — but for the rest of us, go HERE)

Noun: The action or habit of estimating something as worthless.

This is a mid-18th century term from Latin flocci, nauci, nihili, pili (words meaning ‘at little value’) + -fication. The Latin elements were listed in a well-known rule of the Eton Latin Grammar.