Nigel Hayes presents Dictionary.com ‘Word of the Day’

Back in the day, athletes made appearances on Sesame Street to help the masses learn and properly pronounce big words. Now, the cool kids are taking to the internet to show their vocabulary chops–at least, that’s what Nigel Hayes did.

CollegeBasketballTalk reports that the Wisconsin forward made a PSA for Dictionary.com on Thursday “in honor” of their Word of the Day “floccipaucinihilipilification.”

https://twitter.com/NIGEL_HAYES/status/606505108604461056

Hayes is certainly a great pick to choose the Word of the Day, given has obsession with big words. He notoriously had a bit of fun during this past March Madness tourney, purposely using some extra frilly verbage in an attempt to trip up the NCAA’s stenograher during press conferences.

Tips from the rising junior forward on using “floccipaucinihilipilification”? “Now that’s a big word,” he jokes in the video, “don’t use it all in one place.”

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