Use At Your Own Risk

Today I learned, via Eric Swanger, that:

  • last: ultimate
  • second to last: penultimate
  • third to last: antepenultimate (also propenultimate)
  • fourth to last: preantepenultimate
  • fifth to last: propreantepenultimate

One thought on “Use At Your Own Risk

  1. So when I write a list of five things, the first is also the propreantepenultimate? A way of cutting it down to size so it doesn’t go around thinking “I’m the first.”


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