LONG WORDS

I was going to show you the longest word in the English language but WordPress blew up when I tried to post it. It’s 189,819 characters long and starts … methionylthreonyithreonyl and ends isoleucine. It’s a protein apparently.

The longest word coined by a major author is  l o p a d o  t e m a k h o s e l a k h o  g a l e o  k r a n i o  l e i p s a n o d r i m  h y p o  t r i m m a t o  s i l p h i o k a r a b o  m e l i t o  k a t a k e k h y m e n o  k i k h l  e p i  k o s s y p h o  p h a t t o  p e r i s t e r  a l e k t r y o n  o p t o  k e p h a l l i o  k i g k l o  p e l e i o  l a g M i o s i r a i o  b a p h    t r a g a n o  p t e r ˝ g M n  which  is a fictional dish mentioned in Aristophanes’ comedy – Assemblywomen.

The longest word in a major dictionary is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

The longest word my mother-in-law used to casually drop into conversation was floccinaucinihilipilification [rather too frequently for my liking].

Shakespeare was a bit of a lightweight – his longest word was honorificabilitudinitatibus.

I’m sticking to corrugated iron ………..
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