Occasionally I come across a new word and think, why? Brobdingnagian is such a word. It doesn't look cute in a sentence and it isn't any fun to pronounce. It's not even particularly useful, as all it means is, "really, really big." If you want to say something is really, really big, just go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot easier, and people won't look at you and go Huh?
Those who have read Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels will remember Brobdingnag as the country of giants. That was in contrast to Lilliput, a place where all the people were very, very small.
"Lilliputian" is a cute word. It's fun to say. I sometimes use it when I want to convey that something is really, really small. But that other word? It's just plain dumb.
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