Word of the Week has been on a brief hiatus, and to mark my return, I thought I would see just how ridiculous a word I could find. So I present to you:
Spectrohelioscope
spec·tro·he·lio·scope
Noun
An instrument for viewing solar disc in light of a single wavelength
Tonight’s episode of the “Big Bang Theory” revolved around Penny breaking Sheldon’s spectrohelioscope after putting it in the microwave.
Seriously, are any of us ever going to need to use this one in a sentence?
This is a relative new comer, going back to just 1906. The Merriam-Webster dictionary cites its etymology as “International Scientific Vocabulary”. We all really know what that means, right? Latin.
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Betsey Ellis

Betsey is a recovering agent of Satan (.i.e. a legal professional) now working towards a lifetime goal of becoming a perfectly sane cat lady, medieval clothing designer, and occasional playwright. Maybe even finish my doctorate.....nyah, probably not, who needs another expert in Elizabethan Law and its effect on the growth of the middle class.