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Paraproskodian

A figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence, phrase or larger discourse is surprising or unexpected and is frequently humorous. Winston Churchill loved them.

Eg. Where there is a will, I want to be in it.

Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them .

Phubbing

A new word for ignoring a person in front of you, in favour of a phone. Word created in Australia.

Eg. I hate to see a mother wheeling a stroller while phubbing a baby.

Sesquipedalian

Long-winded, characterized by long words, having many syllables.

Eg. The sesquipedalian prose of scientific journals is challenging.

Askhole

A person who constantly asks for your advice, yet always does the opposite of what you tell him.

Eg. If Ashok approaches you for advice, ignore him he is an Askhole.

Frotteuer

A person who obtains sexual gratifications by touching the clothed body of another person in a crowd.

Eg. On a complaint of the woman traveler the frotteuer was arrested.