The more i come across, the more i'm confused

@alokn99 (5718)
India
February 21, 2009 12:18am CST
It's been unconventional wisdom, contradictions in life and now some unanswered questions Would a fly without wings be called a walk? Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them? If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest drown too? Is there another word for synonym? Why is there an expiration date on sour cream? If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done? and can someone really explain the meaning of the word floccinaucinihilipilification I need some help here, before i go beserk
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@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
21 Feb 09
Hahahaha.......you caught me there! No wonder you are confused, even I am! But, I think at the end of the day we love wacky stuffs that help us confuse more and let go. That's an oxymoron, happily confused, I guess. And BTW, floccinaucinihilipilification is the second longest word in dictionary, pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, being the first!
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
21 Feb 09
Happily confused is good isn't it? But the whackier it gets, the more complex it's seeming to get. Am i trying to make too much out of it or analyse it ? Maybe i should try just reading it laughing it out and forgetting it. Now that longest word you just mentioned pneum....What in the world does it mean ?
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
21 Feb 09
It has some thing to do with some kinda disease, I guess. PNEUMO..is suggestive of that. But to me is more of a confused dilemma of the doctors to decide on what exactly they have diagnosed. They really do not know. It could be of lungs, liver, spleen, heart, hair, nails...whatever...
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
21 Feb 09
Breaking up the word Pneumo-ok get the idea. microscopic, ultra-an idea of size volcano:- ???? Now this is getting to me.
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
5 Mar 09
OMG! I miised not only one of YOUR discussions Alok, but a panda spanking one in parallel! I've often wondered about a synonym for synonym myself actually. It does seem odd that there isn't one! lol. And why the heck is the word "abbreviation" so damn long????? As for "floccinaucinihilipilification" I'm not 100% sure of it's actual meaning, but I do believe it has something to do with flocks of seagulls on LSD that try to justify their love of substances over catching fish and squawking. But again, I'm not really sure..... It may just mean "yes" in some Pacific Islander language or something????
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
5 Mar 09
Panda spanker leader would most definitely find it. If not today then tomorrow. And the word. REsponder 1 actually explained it pretty well in short . It means something of insignificant value i think. And this Pacific islander language. I think i need to learn it.. Thanks James
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
5 Mar 09
Yes, I did see the ACTUAL meaning of the word, but where's the fun in that??? I tell you though, if that word WAS Pacific Islander dialect for yes, then how many letters must there be for words such as "establishment" and "Good morning"! They must need at least 4 people to be able to pick up a copy of their dictionary and place it on a table! lol.
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
5 Mar 09
Yes indeed, But you still have not answered my questions ?, especially why do they keep the bathrooms locked at Gas stations?
@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
3 Mar 09
Thank you, alokn. For giving me a good laugh. Maybe you should check the thesaurus for another word for synonym. And yes, I have been (un)fortunate enough to need to use gas station bathrooms and I always feel awkward asking the counter guy for the key because now the person would know what I will be doing.
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
4 Mar 09
The gas station bathroom bit can be quite awkward. Thanks Saintanne
@Pitgull (1523)
• United States
21 Feb 09
The act of determining something as worthless, of insignifican value.... I like your post...oxymorons are great.... slim chance=fat chance weird
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
21 Feb 09
Thanks for explaining the meaning of the word. I'm having a strange time as well with these oxymorons, laughing and confused at the same time.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
22 Feb 09
i think life would be no fun,if there were no such words!!now,come on tell me,why does a feet smell while the nose runs???
@alokn99 (5718)
• India
22 Feb 09
If i could get my feet to touch my nose, i'd probably have the answer.