10 November 2013 - LONGEST WORDS


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?

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 VICTIMS OF CRIME 
AWARENESS WEEK  2013 
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.



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