Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Words on Wednesday - Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Here's something to keep the kids busy. Have them compete to see who can find the most smaller words hidden in any of these three large words.

My 3rd-grade enrichment reading teacher gave us the first word as a challenge, and I won. But I think I only got about 300 words of the 16,725 possible. Maybe I got 1,000. Fuzzy memory may work in my favor here. Yeah, I got over 1,000. Anyway, I remember I won a pencil-topper that was an orange. I was pretty darn proud.

Nonsense word from Mary Poppins
34 letters
16,725 words can be made

Describing something as meaningless or worthless
29 letters
1,272 words can be made

Being against people who oppose the establishment (church)
28 letters
8,175 words can be made

1 comment:

Kamagra said...

Well, the only thing I'm still wondering is how the hell did you manage to know the words you make from those letters?