Frontier Experience or Epistoloary Sesquipedalian Lexiphanicism from the Occident
by J.E.L. Seneker
Edited by Thomas Ryan Stone
 

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The following are selected quotes from Seneker's letters in Frontier Experience or Epistolary Sesquipedalian Lexiphanicism from the Occident by J.E.L. Seneker, first published in 1906, and republished in 2008. The entire book is authored in this unique, mind-boggling style -- with a useful glossary for the many rare words on each facing page. Both a challenge to read and sure to give many laughs, the samples below are just the tip of the iceberg!

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"In former epistolary scribblements, I gave you the concatenation of concomitant circumstances initiatory to my transmigration to this remote section of the occidental portions of our columbian republican coadunation."

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"The superfices of the occidental portion is diversified by many altitudinarian, terrene, lapidarious, and rupellary acroceraunian montanic elevations. Some of cyclopean vastidity, and sublime scabredity."

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"The oriental portion is a vast undulating plateau; extremely longitudinal and latitudinous; having few exiguous dingles."

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"Some are pactolian, and all are extremely relucent, and possess a great degree of diaphaneity. None tardy in profluence."

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"They sometimes initiate their saturnalian revelries with xerophagy, and the manducation of ragouts, saveloy, and polony, to give an acumen to their gusto for the imbibition of inebriating potations."

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"What perpotation and ruinous ebriety! What mutual pugnacity issuing in testy concertations and sanguinary pugilisms! Such rendezvous are terrestrial pandemoniums."

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"Prior to becoming inured to a castrensial mode of life, I very injudiciously submitted to humicubations during pernoctations; which during the initial part of my castrametations, and alfresco employment, in connection with nocturnal irrorations, miasmatic exhalations, and the dankishness of the atmosphere, generated by a want of apricity, were extremely febrifacient; causing tertiary quassation and febriculosity. Infrigidation, formication, cardialgy, allotriophagy and wamble, succeed by calenture, found introgression into my corporeal organization."

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"In my brief swevens I endured circumvolation of pigwidgeons, cacodemons, and odible simulachres in my harns."

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Remember... in the book Seneker provided quick definitions or common synonyms (on each facing page) for all of the difficult and rare language he used, so one can in fact decipher what he is talking about!

 

 
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