FF: Biggest Word

September 28, 2012 Feature and Follow 27


Feature and Follow is hosted by Rachel from Parajunkee’s View and Alison from Alison Can Read.

Today’s features are Nina from J’adore Happy Endings and (un)Conventional Book Reviews

What is the BIGGEST word you’ve seen in a book lately – that made you stop and look it up? Might as well leave the definition and book too.

I don’t usually look up words when I’m reading. Not because I’m super smart or anything but because I’m lazy. Usually I either just skip it or infer the meaning from the context clues. Occasionally I’ll look up a word on my ereader but I’ve only once in forever looked up a word from a hard copy. I can’t think of any words I’ve looked up lately in my ereader but I remember the one I looked up from the hard copy.

The Book: Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivan

The Word: Espadrilles

The Definition: A flat shoe with a cloth upper, a rope sole, and sometimes lacing that ties around the ankle. (dictionary.com)

It was obvious from the book that it was a shoe, but I had never seen the word and it was driving me nuts, so I stopped being lazy for a moment and looked it up.


27 Responses to “FF: Biggest Word”

  1. Aman

    Haha, It’s funny if you try to pronounce it. Usually I’ll just tap my kindle to get the meaning, other times I’m just lazy.

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  2. Jessica (Peace Love Books)

    Wow, I read that book and didn’t even notice that word! Guess it shows that I don’t really care what a weird word means as long as I still understand what’s going on…that’s a very interesting word though! Hope you have a great weekend :)

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  3. stargirlreads

    I usually just decide what I want the word to mean if I don’t know becuase I am too lazy to go get a dictionary :)

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  4. Beth Cutwright

    new follower through GFC as lucyatmax/no pic. I can be found and followed at bethartfromtheheart.blogspot.com . The word I last looked up was obsequious, which I hope to be able to spell easily when I am done with this week’s f&f…lol….andyway, more details on my blog, including definition and book.
    Gotta love those smart authors….I learn a lot anyway!
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  5. fakesteph

    I remember talking about this! How excited were you for this question??? I couldn’t think of an example, because I just skip over words I don’t know usually… or I don’t make note of them.

  6. quinnsbooknook

    I’m with you, I rarely look up the meaning of words while I am reading. I’m just too lazy, and usually I am really into the story, and can’t drag myself away just to look up a word definition.

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  7. Jennifer

    I’m a lazy reader when it comes to new words too. Usually I just use context clues to figure them out enough to move along. I always forget about the dictionary feature on my e-reader. Espadrilles were very popular in my hometown a few years ago and they are one odd shoe! Old follower.

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  8. Michelle Sedeño

    I look up whenever there is one or two (or a lot) because I wanted to learn what is it. What pisses me off was whenever it is a slang word. That you can’t get on dictionary. You have to go online to search or ask people! o.O
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  9. Bittner

    I think the last word that really made me pause for a second before moving on had to deal with some weird piece of clothing too!