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article imageSolipsism Wins The National Vocabulary Championship

By timmack     Mar 6, 2007 in Lifestyle
If i hadn't taken Latin for several years, I'm sure I wouldn't have had, even a clues as to what solipsism means.
But, there was onle lucky winner of the "National Vocabulary Contest" that knew the origins of its Latin root. And now he's $40,000.00 richer in tuition money. It always amazes me how one word could be worth forty grand. Maybe, I should of stayed in college longer and learned few more big words.
Anyway, if you're looking for a word to stump your friends with at a party, then I would say that solipsism is a good word. But, if you're going to use it when playing scrabble, I would suggest having a dictionary handy.
And if you didn't know the Latin root, Merriam-Webster Online says it's solus for alone and means, "a theory holding that the self can know nothing but its own modifications and that the self is the only existent thing."
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