…say what they mean but look as though they shouldn’t.

Serendipity

Gobbledegook

Stupendous

Bewitching

Elucidate

Ambiguous

And an extra one that really, really doesn’t…

Zenzizenzizenzic – which, as we all know means the eighth power of a number. For example, 8X8X8X8X8X8X8X8 = 16,777,216. 16,777,216 is a zenzizenzizenzic number.

So, serendipity was disturbed by all this gobbledegook regarding the stupendous word zenzizenzizenzic, although this bewitching post helps to elucidate and remove anything that may be ambiguous.

Posted for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.

14 thoughts

  1. Hehe, Tom, I like your choices, although you sent me off down a rabbit hole. To me gobbledegook looks quite ‘gobbledekookish’ and I was looking for the word to describe a word that looks like what it means. Closest I could find is ‘iconicity’. I’d never come across ‘zenzizenzizenzic’. I shall be struggling to use that one 😉
    Hooray for new words! 🙂

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    1. I see what you mean about ‘gobbledegook’, Chris, but to me it also looks like some kind of edible bird. Must just be my mind. ‘Iconicity’ is a good find, but I’m sure there is another word for it (although I can’t think of it right now! However, I will investigate for a future post 😀 )
      Zenzizenzizenzic, although new to me, is a very old word, but how many other words could there be with six Zs in them? 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Frank. Gobbledegook’s good!
      It must be your comments on my site that I’m having problems with, or rather the notifications of them. I’ll have a look at the settings… it seems to be only you, which is very, very strange, if you ask me!
      Have a good Saturday!

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  2. I have a fairly extensive vocabulary but I’d never even seen the z word before. But I doubt I’ll have many situations where it could be used, so I guess that’s okay. The others are all good, though. 🙂

    janet

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    1. Thanks, Janet. I think the z word would be a conversation stopper if it was just ‘slipped in’ anyway! 🤣
      Have a fabulous Sunday. 🙂

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    1. It will come to you at the time you need it most, Diane! Although I’m not sure when anybody would need to use the power of eight, but the thoughts there now! 🙂

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  3. Awesome post, Tom. And wow! I’m glad I learned a new word today, “elucidate”. Can’t believe I haven’t heard that one in all my years! Just when you think you’ve learned them all…

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    1. There’s always something to learn, Cherie. 🙂 Especially here at the Mansion… although that could also easily work with ‘forgotten’! 😊
      Welcome!

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