WORD! Brobdingnagian

Pierre Metivier

One of our blog readers let us in on one of our new favorite words: brobdingnagian.

If it sounds big that’s because it is, literally.

The word means: of huge size; gigantic; tremendous.

The Washington City Paper used it to reference huge cupcakes: “I was sort of bemused myself when I saw Bittersweet’s Lilliputian and Brobdingnagian cupcakes on display in a glass case.”

While the Sydney Morning Herald actually used it in a headline, “Sober as a judge, after five brobdingnagian years”


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