10 November 2013 - LONGEST WORDS


G'day folks,

Welcome to some of the longest words in the English language. Some are gob smackers.The English language has many very long words, like these ...

Floccinaucinihilipilification: To describe something worthless.

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis: According to Oxford English Dictionary, a factitious word alleged to mean 'a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust, causing inflammation in the lungs.'

Honorificabilitudinitatibus: This long word was coined by Shakespeare which means 'the state of being able to achieve honors'.

Antidisestablishmentarianism: This is the longest non-coined and non-technical English word which was found in C19th to oppose the 'disestablishment of the Church of England as the state church of England'.

Methionylthreonylthreonylglutaminylarginyl [...] isoleucine
Here's the deal: the world's longest English word has exactly 189,819 letters in it and it takes 3 hours and 33 minutes to pronounce it completely!

Ablutophobia: Fear of washing or having a bath

Absorbefacient: Inducing or boosting absorption

Adiathermancy: Impervious to radiant heat or infrared radiation or unaffected by heat waves

Agglutination: The construction of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in spite of the blending.

Arachibutyrophobia: One having fear about peanut butter sticking to the mouth roof

Aurantiaceous: Appertaining to oranges or orange trees

Automatonophobia: One having fear about dummies, animatronic creatures, statues of wax

Autothaumaturgist: A person who exudes an air of mystery around himself / herself consciously; someone pretending to be an enigma

Autotonsorialist: A person who cuts his own hair

Automysophobia: Fear of getting dirty

Clancy's comment: Mm ... are you breathless?

I'm ...

10th to 17th of November 2013
May I compliment the tireless work done by people like Janine Greening and others for the victims of crime.

Think about this!

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