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What Are Some Crazy Words in the Dictionary?

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#1 Acnestis

Noun: “The part of an animal’s skin that it cannot reach to scratch itself - usually the space between the shoulder blades” Why in the world do we need a word so specific as to describe that one small stretch of the body that we cannot reach to scratch? Isn’t that just called your back? This word may not have made it into every dictionary, but the fact that there are so many listings for it is astounding.

What Are Some Crazy Words in the Dictionary?

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#2 Frankenfood

Noun: “genetically modified food” This word, originally spawned in the 1990s, is used to describe all of the “fake” foods that exist today. From fruits pumped with steroids to hot dogs full of mystery meat, we have all seen and eaten examples of frankenfood. These monsters of the food community have become so numerous that we needed a word to describe them.

What Are Some Crazy Words in the Dictionary?

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#5 Blamestorming

Noun: “a discussion or meeting for the purpose of assigning blame” This word was added to Webster’s around 2009, and I don’t think I have ever heard anybody use it. Apparently blamestorming happens enough across corporate America that this weird word needed to be officially added to the English language. Maybe if we just stopped passing the buck and accepted actions as our own fault this entry wouldn’t exist today. Accept responsibility; stop the blamestorming!

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