Monday, November 3, 2008

Book Givevaway Carnival Time!!

You know, last week was so fun with the Bloggy Giveaways, that I just had to find another one... Well, actually this one has been in the works for some time, thanks to the lovely Tracy over at Book Room Reviews. And yes, it does indeed work just like the Bloggy Giveaways. I will have my listings here on my blog but for the entire list of all of the participants, head on over to Book Room Reviews, got it?

So on with my Fun Book Giveaway!!

So if you were reading previously, you saw my reviews of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fun FAQ's and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weird Word Origins.

Well, they are both great, entertaining books with loads of information in them to get those brain cells a firing! And YOU can win them BOTH!

Thank you so much for your interest in playing. THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Please be sure to subscribe to 3 P's Mama Says... to keep up with ALL of our great giveaways!


The Prize:
A copy of bothThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Weird Word Origins AND Complete Idiot's Guide to Fun FAQ's!!

How You Can Win:
Leave me a comment here with either the strangest ENGLISH word you know AND IT's MEANING or a piece of good random trivia. That's it!

Would like to up the odds of winning?

To earn more entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra entry. Please leave a separate comment for each one.

This giveaway is open to US addresses only. Good luck!

Who is eligible:

You must have a US mailing address. You don't have to be a blogger to win, just supply a valid e-mail address. Make sure to leave me that email address though because if I cannot get a hold of you, you cannot win!

When the giveaway ends:

The giveaway will run now through November 8th at Noon CST. I'll pick the winner using on the Monday after that. You may choose to check for your nickname at Prizey.Fetch, a cool site that compiles winners in one convenient place:

Winners will have 3 days to reply before another winner is selected.

Bonne Chance!!


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mommyjen99 said...

Supercalifragilisticexpilidicious is the weirdest word I know. Is it a word even? Its from the Mary Poppins movie.

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Dixie said...

I've always thought that "fortnight" was a strange word. It means 2 weeks.
I don't think it's used much except in romance novels.


not trivia or fact but here is something to ponder about...

the best day in the week for most..
Saturday has turd in it--why? It is not suppossed to be the crappiest day of the week yet has turd in it...figure that one

Anonymous said...

These sound like fun books! Please enter me. milou2ster(at)

Kit said...

In honor of election day I offer triskaidekaphobia: a fear of the number 13.

A phobia our founding fathers certainly didn't suffer from.

Thanks for the giveaway!

wallyfoo at gmail dot com

Heidi said...

Flying squirrels are nocturnal. Random bit of trivia from my squirrel obsessed six year old. :)

Thanks for the chance to win, those look fun.

I'm hthaden at gmail dot com.

Heidi said...

Second entry, added you to RSS.

Thanks again! I'm hthaden at gmail dot com.

photoquest said...

These sound like really fun books! The weirdess word i know is Gauche (sounds like gohsh) lacking social experience or grave also not takful, crude, crudley made or done... In a sentence is used I can't believe she so Gauche as to ask you how much money you earn.
I would like to be entered in your contest.

Sunny said...

Ok, so I was cheating and browsing the dictionary because, well, many "common" english words are strange to me. Anyway, I came across "rah-rah" and it says "marked by the enthusiastic expression of college spirit."

ROFL! That's in the dictionary?! Who knew!

sj3girls AT hotmail DOT com

Shelly B said...

Here is my random trivia...I do this daily for one of my 5th graders.

The only fresh food that astronauts are able to take with them into space are pecan nuts.


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Unknown said...

here is some trivia/fact. A dime as 118 ridges on it! And I dont know to many weird words, I usually just make up my own words haha.

kamewh said...

A random bit of trivia-

Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts :)

Thank you for the giveaway!

kerin0874 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Unknown said...

This is one of my favorite words taught to me be a good friend: Hippomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
It's one of the longest words in the English language and means, "the fear of big words." Lol! :) (and, yes, I do know how to pronounce it! It's pronounced phonetically.)
frog123 (at) cyipcom (dot) net

Alyce said...

I don't remember where I learned this (some book I read years ago) but 'defenestration' means "a throwing of a person or thing out of a window."
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

okay, one of the strangest words i've heard is schadenfredue, which basically means finding joy in other's pain. it's crazy!

i blogged about this too:

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Mia J. said...

Here is a word that I like Conundrum - a perplexing question or problem; riddle.

kdkdkd said...

zalambdodont - having molar teeth with V-shaped ridges
I heard this from my dentist and had to look it up to see if it was a real word LOL

The action or habit of judging something to be worthless

now that is a classic LOL

sweetsue said...

Here is a word I just learned "bunyip" which is a legendary spirit or creature of the Australian Aborigine. Bunyips haunt rivers, swamps, creeks and billabongs.
smchester at gmail dot com

sweetsue said...

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Anonymous said...

dazzalicious-extremely enthralling

Nadi said...

Mungo: dumpster diver - one who extracts valuable things from trash.

treflea4 at gmail dot com

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I don't think this word is odd, but so many people act surprised when I use it and ask what it means. My word is "persnickety" and it means "Snobbish or pretentious" (among other things). If I win, you can reach me at dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

Definitely Onomatopoeia. It's a word that imitates the sound it's describing (oink, meow, buzz). Such a weird word.

I also like epidermis. It's funny to tell people "Your epidermis is showing!" then have them try to figure out what an epidermis is (the outer layer of skin!)

If I won, these'd be a great Christmas gift for my guy. Thanks for the chance to win!

noreen said...

nudiustertian: the day before yesterday

Alyce said...

I blogged about it here:

windycindy said...

My sons would enjoy reading the two books you are offering! I am sure I would, also. They both sound very interesting! "Kemo Sabe" means "soggy
shrub" in Navajo. Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

windycindy said...

I am a subscriber! Thanks, Cindi

Anonymous said...

Count me in to win! A weird word that I like to use is flabbergasted. It means surprised or shocked.

Wrighty said...

I love books like this! How cool that I finally get a chance to use some trivia I've learned for a good purpose!

Real country music titles:
"One Day When You Swing That Skillet (My Face Ain't Gonna Be There)"
"You're The Ring Around My Bathtub, You're The Hangnail OF My Life"

Wrighty said...

I've added this to my blog.

Wrighty said...

I subscribed to your blog.

Debbie said...

I recently learned that young spiders can fly as high as an airplane and often hit their windshields. This is disturbing trivia to me! The books look great.

Anonymous said...

A word that's not used anymore but is fun for me to use for that very reason is pilliver (which means pillowcase).

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Tracy DeLuca said...



longest word in the english language. I learned it int he 4th grade and learned to spell it! LOL It is a disease of the lungs that coal miners get.... black lung.

My DD and I are both bibliophiles and she collects weird and random facts in her mind. I would love to win these books for her!

I have subscribed as well!

Unknown said...

my very favorite word is "loquacious"

1. talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous: a loquacious dinner guest.

Wrighty said...

I finally was able to add your button to my blog. I don't know what I was doing wrong last night but it's there now!

Unknown said...

I personally believe that all the best words are derivative of ancient greek, and here are three of my favorite examples:

aporia: The state of being at a loss.

acephalous: Headless, or lacking a clearly-defined head. Can also mean to be without a leader.

callipygian: Having beautifully proportioned buttocks.


caseykelp said...

Did you know The term Luddite is based on a mythical character named Ned Ludd in George Pellew's The Life of Lord Sidmouth (1847). Ned Ludd was a Leicestershire villager of the late 1700s who, in a fit of insane rage, rushed into a stocking weaver's house and destroyed his equipment. With the onset of the Information Age, Luddite gained a broader sense describing anyone who shuns new technology.

Paradox said...

This definately has to be "defenestration", the act of throwing someone out of a window. I have at least one private joke relating to this word with a friend.

I love random trivia and strange words and spend hours looking them up on the internet and collecting books about strange/useless facts.

I don't give out my e-mail where people can see it, but you can contact me at my e-mail account (just the same as e-mailing) here:

fbartlett said...

A fear of long words is, ironically, called
"Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia." Try saying that!
I would love to win these books! My husband and I love to read things like this together before we go to sleep.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Otter Limits said...

I have always liked the word conundrum which is an intricate and difficult problem.

*~Dani~* said...

Here's some random trivia:

Human fingers contain no muscles except small muscles attached to each hair follicle which contracts to make the hair stand on end ("goose bumps"). The muscles that move the finger joint are in the palm and forearm.

My email address is in my profile. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

herculean...i thought it was a made up word but its not...

Donna said...

I just read this: A fear of long words is, ironically, called

Donna said...

I subscribed.

Donna said...

I put your button on my blog.

Deb Anderson said...

I love words! One I use a lot that glaze a lot of eyes is indigenous - which means native to an area or environment.

Unknown said...

Thank you for playing - **This Giveaway is NOW CLOSED**