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Old 12-13-2005, 11:18 AM   #1 (Print)
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The Longest Word You Know

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Old 12-13-2005, 11:22 AM   #2 (Print)
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Old 12-13-2005, 11:24 AM   #3 (Print)
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Old 12-13-2005, 11:25 AM   #4 (Print)
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I had to google, but here you go:

Pseudoproantidisestablishmentarianistically

I have no idea what it means. I had to look up W-grl's and they had a nice article about it on Wikipedia and mentioned this word which is derived from Waldingrl's word.
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Old 12-13-2005, 01:38 PM   #5 (Print)
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Old 12-15-2005, 11:55 AM   #6 (Print)
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I had to google, but here you go:

Pseudoproantidisestablishmentarianistically

I have no idea what it means. I had to look up W-grl's and they had a nice article about it on Wikipedia and mentioned this word which is derived from Waldingrl's word.


Antipseudoproantidisestablishmentarianistically

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Old 12-15-2005, 11:59 AM   #7 (Print)
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http://dictionary.reference.com/hel...ongestword.html

Q. What is the longest word in the dictionary?

A. It depends . . .

It might be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (which appears in the Oxford English Dictionary), unless you want to count names of diseases (such as 'pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis', defined by the OED as "a factitious word alleged to mean 'a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust' but occurring chiefly as an instance of a very long word"), places (such as 'Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch', a village in Wales), chemical compounds (apparently there is one that is 1,913 letters long), and also a few words found only in Joyce's Finnegans Wake.

Other words famous for being sesquipedalian:

* antidisestablishmentarianism ("opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England")
* floccinaucinihilipilification
* honorificabilitudinitatibus (Which appears in Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost, and which has been cited as [dubious] evidence that Francis Bacon wrote Shakespeare's plays)

Or perhaps smiles is the longest word — after all, there is a mile between the first letter and the last.
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Old 12-15-2005, 12:01 PM   #8 (Print)
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what about the word

stwomiless that has TWO miles!

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Old 12-15-2005, 12:03 PM   #10 (Print)
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How about "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" still counts as if I'm the first posting it because I didn't go look it up now? That was a direct response to the question, as asked.

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Old 12-15-2005, 12:04 PM   #11 (Print)
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now you are just getting greedy

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Old 12-15-2005, 12:08 PM   #12 (Print)
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How about "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" still counts as if I'm the first posting it because I didn't go look it up now? That was a direct response to the question, as asked.

She didn't ask what the longest word was that you knew before answering the question. There was no prohibition on doing research to learn a new word first.
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Old 12-15-2005, 01:34 PM   #13 (Print)
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now you are just getting greedy

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Old 12-15-2005, 02:48 PM   #14 (Print)
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My little niece, who's six, has finally learned the word "antidisestablishmentarianism" after YEARS of my brother trying to teach her how to say it.

She mastered "sphigmomenometer" (which I have misspelled but am too lazy to look up) a couple of years ago.

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Old 12-15-2005, 03:34 PM   #15 (Print)
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Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

And believe it or not, there's http://www.llanfairpwllgwyngyllgoge...ogogogo ch.com

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Old 12-15-2005, 03:35 PM   #16 (Print)
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Damnit! I should read all of Doug's posts. I'd be a better man for it.

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Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

"The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio's of the red cave"
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The full name for Titin - Methionylthreonylthreonyl...isoleucine - containing 189,819 letters (excluding any dashes), is:

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Methi...yl...isoleucine

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Old 12-16-2005, 04:26 PM   #19 (Print)
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