10 Real Words You Will Probably Never Use


All the credit for this goes to Tyler Vendetti, who published a fun and fascinating article on the Hello Giggles blog. I just created the poster version below.

Go read Tyler’s post. It’s fun.


Please leave your comments and any additional needless words in the Reply section below.

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  1. azqan

    Which tense we tense should use in essay?

  2. Darlene League
    Darlene League10-03-2013

    I like your articles.
    I am curious how you chose your words for this article.
    I have rescued and given forever homes to hedgehogs in the past. I have written for the International Hedgehog Association.
    I understand I am an oddity at best. But I am always happy to see little hedgehogs mentioned, and learned a new word that I do not believe has ever been in any of my stories and articles.
    Have a great day.
    Darlene R League
    Intent to Win Writers

    • Brian Wasko
      Brian Wasko10-03-2013

      Thanks, Darlene. I didn’t choose the words. Tyler Vendetti did for his article on the Hello Giggles website. I just found it fun and interesting and created a graphic version to share with my readers.

      I wonder the same thing though–how did he pick these particular obscure words?

  3. Lois

    Useless or not, they would make excellent spelling words!

  4. Grammar Nut
    Grammar Nut09-23-2013

    Actually, I’ve used the world aglet before. (I was writing a paper about shoes, believe it or not)

    • Brian Wasko
      Brian Wasko09-23-2013

      I believe it. That’s actually one word I’ve heard of before — on another list of obscure words for things we didn’t know had names. ­čÖé

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