At The Book of Everyone, we enjoy finding weird curiosities and facts about the world. Recently, we've been looking for the weirdest words that you probably didn't know existed for our #wordnerd series on Facebook.

Let us know which ones you knew or didn't!

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#1

Daisy

Daisy

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Bored Llama
Community Member
1 year ago

Learned this as a child

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#2

Audio And Video

Audio And Video

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Claire
Community Member
1 year ago

But since Latin v's are pronounced as w's, you say wideo if you wanted to say it in Latin

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#3

Gymnasium

Gymnasium

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Doober
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh geez, might be a bit too much flopping around for me, but interesting fact.

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#4

Dutch Feast

Dutch Feast

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Billy Beecham
Community Member
1 year ago

Hell, that's every holiday. You gotta be drunk to host my family get togethers

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#5

Doryphore

Doryphore

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Iris
Community Member
1 year ago

There is a doryphore running loose at my office.🤨

AloofFox
Community Member
1 year ago

“Pest control? There’s a wild doryphore at my school.”

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Dilly Millandry
Community Member
1 year ago

My sister - can't wait to point it out to her...

DearOptimists
Community Member
1 year ago

I see what you did there.

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Daniel Lewis
Community Member
1 year ago

Quotation marks are not needed for a word that is being defined; e.g. https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/doryphore

I'm A Lazy Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Found one!

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Charlotte Ayers
Community Member
1 year ago

There should be a colon instead of a hyphen after the word 'doryphore'.

Camille Pettavino
Community Member
12 months ago

In French it also refers to the insect that keep infecting the potatoes!

earringnut
Community Member
1 year ago

The grammatically correct term for grammar nazi is doryphore.

Bored Llama
Community Member
1 year ago

Sounds like some people I know...

Julie Trueba
Community Member
12 months ago

Another name for Grammar Police!

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
12 months ago

that's my email address: The Grammar Policeman!

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Michelle Line
Community Member
12 months ago

There is a doryphore in the White House.

Alex K
Community Member
12 months ago

doryphoros in greek means someone who carries a spear. in astronomical terms, its a sattelite (natural or man-made)

Rachel Hamrick
Community Member
1 year ago

We all know one or more of those!

Matthew Maldonado
Community Member
9 months ago

I didn't know that word exists

Colin Leamon
Community Member
11 months ago

You mean error's, with a '. That felt good.

Anthony La Salle
Community Member
12 months ago

These days this is just a troll.

DotC
Community Member
12 months ago

"well, actually…" :)

Barbara Cochrane
Community Member
12 months ago

Ooooo, I’m married to one of them! Who knew? 🤣

Mainza Munsanje
Community Member
12 months ago

Apparently I am a doryphore

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
12 months ago

That's Me! -Rev Dr M, semi-retired professor of "everything-you-think-you-know-but-don't-really-know"

Myrthe Klompmaker
Community Member
12 months ago

Don't you mean 'Doryphore' instead of "Doryphore"? 😌

Moriarty G. Minier
Community Member
12 months ago

Also the name of the potato beetle in French.

Quinn Alexander
Community Member
12 months ago

Hi, I'm Dory

Char Char
Community Member
12 months ago

Another word for "cat"?

Abbey Impson
Community Member
12 months ago

I know several

Useless Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm not proud to admit that I'm one of these people.

Billy Beecham
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope. You're wrong. Sorry. You aren't as smart as you thought. *smile*

Toast Of Saint Louis
Community Member
12 months ago

Another name for them is asshole.

Podunkus
Community Member
1 year ago

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Now I know what name to call someone who corrects my spelling.

Wyndmere
Community Member
12 months ago

Precise and detail oriented?

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TheDivineMs.M
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1 year ago

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Trump= doryphore

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

Except he mostly gets it all wrong...

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Dude
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1 year ago

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Doryphore = Bully Wordneard

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#6

E

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Claire
Community Member
1 year ago

I have a teacher whose last name is 75% d's

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#7

Girl

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Neon_Sketch_Art
Community Member
1 year ago

so that's why my teacher will say "alright girls" every time he starts class

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#8

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

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Delaney
Community Member
1 year ago

That one I knew!

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#9

Acnestis

Acnestis

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

No one’s going to scratch your back if you fling this word at them...

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#10

Bully

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HANS
Community Member
1 year ago

In prison, it can still mean that.

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#11

Cappuccino

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Podunkus
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1 year ago (edited)

I read that too fast and it registered as Capuchin monkey, which I guess also works. 8F7DB85E-8...0-jpeg.jpg 8F7DB85E-85C4-437B-809C-3E5A91993A5C-5d28b32314a80-jpeg.jpg

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#12

Helvetica

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Marcellus the Third
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1 year ago

That's also why the Swiss country code is CH, like on the rear of a car: Confederatio Helvetica, "confederation of the Helvetian tribes".

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#13

Asinine

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 year ago

"To err is human, to moo bovine"

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#14

Atrate

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

...so, the 90s

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#15

Baisure

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Elke Bechtoldt
Community Member
1 year ago

Does this come from the French word "baiser" which means "to kiss"? Breads that kiss in the oven... I loaf this romantic idea! ;-)

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#16

Dulciloquent

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
1 year ago

don Quixote's love, Dulcinea. His horse was Rocinante. Literally "first nag"

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#17

Floccinaucinihilipilification

Floccinaucinihilipilification

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HANS
Community Member
1 year ago

It could be easier to just use the definition.

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#18

Pandiculation

Pandiculation

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Billy Beecham
Community Member
1 year ago

Cool now I know the actual word for throwing out my back

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#19

Harlot

Harlot

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Anamaria Mazer de Toledo
Community Member
1 year ago

What about "cHARLOTte" then ?

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#20

Magniloquent

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Ruth Mayfly
Community Member
1 year ago

This word is autological.

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#21

Muscle

Muscle

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Kari Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

For anyone wondering why: A cliché muscle has a thick middle part that tapers towards the tendons. Hence, it looks a little like the body of a mouse.

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#22

Janitor

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 year ago

Related in the sense that both refer to doors/gates (ianua in latin) --- janitor= doorkeeper; Ianus= god of beginnings and endings/passages.

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#23

Mythomania

Mythomania

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Emma Hunter
Community Member
1 year ago

We all know a few people like that.

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#24

Host And Guest

Host And Guest

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Xenos. Figures prominently in the Odyssey.

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#25

Agelastic

Agelastic

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Podunkus
Community Member
1 year ago

I don’t find that at all funny.

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#26

Bathos

Bathos

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Logan Dunn
Community Member
1 year ago

Pretty much every example in that Ironic song is Bathos.

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#27

Buccula

Buccula

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Doober
Community Member
1 year ago

Welp, my front facing camera says I have about 5 buccula's :/

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