Last week I was fortunate enough to have dinner with my best friend from highschool. We see each other about every five years. We live in different cities and move in different circles of friends. Last time I saw her was at her wedding in our home town. In the time in between we think of each other often, send the odd email or message on Facebook but aren’t very involved in each other’s lives. But when we get together, it’s like I had just seen her every day before that. Like no time had passed by (probably due to her ridiculous lack of wrinkles). There’s never any long, uncomfortable pauses in conversation, or awkward, forced talk about our current lives. It’s just a treat.
So we got to talking about weird words…like suffonsifisms. “What is THAT?” she asked her eyes wide in amazement. I asked her if she’d ever heard the saying “Sufficiently suffonsified.” Well, yes she had – as have most people from Southern Ontario. Then, suddenly and excitedly she said “Do you know what the longest word in the English language is?” I had no idea. I figured some psychological term or a word that was a derivative of some Greek word which are ridiculously long. Nope. And she rhymed it off as if she were saying the word “party”. “Don’t ask me how I remember it!” she laughed, “It just stuck with me.” It would.
Flockynockynihilipilification: To consider or make sound worthless.
I’m serious! Look it up!! 🙂
So you see…it’s always worth getting together with old friends…even if they don’t know the longest word in the English launguage! You might learn something new or reminiss about stuff from the “old” days. Either way, they’re always a wonderful part of who you are.