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Wed, Jul 17 2019 5:11 PM by gherkinhead1. 58 replies.
  • gherkinhead1 Australia
    187 Posts
    Sun, Jul 14 2019 5:05 PM

    "antidisestblishmentarianism"

     

    Longest word in the English speaking world (according to the Oxford Dictionary).

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  • EasyEdward United States
    11,901 Posts
    Tue, Jul 16 2019 7:17 AM

    gherkinhead1:

    "antidisestblishmentarianism"

     

    Longest word in the English speaking world (according to the Oxford Dictionary).

    not once they recognize what most other dictionaries do:

    pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

    a lung disease contracted from inhaling fine silica particles.

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  • BogeyOne United States
    1,110 Posts
    Tue, Jul 16 2019 7:58 AM

    Great tongue twister, Try saying "toy boat" five times as fast as you can.

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  • alosso Germany
    19,310 Posts
    Tue, Jul 16 2019 8:07 AM

    EasyEdward:
    pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

    Just 45 letters.

    A German would say: "Erdnüsse!"

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  • DoctorLarry United States
    2,211 Posts
    Tue, Jul 16 2019 2:53 PM

    alosso:

    EasyEdward:
    pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

    Just 45 letters.

    A German would say: "Erdnüsse!"

    Why not "Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft!"

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  • mkg335 United States
    5,219 Posts
    Tue, Jul 16 2019 6:28 PM

    Been working in the yard today and am a little sore, so...

    Type a massage here...

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  • gherkinhead1 Australia
    187 Posts
    Tue, Jul 16 2019 11:52 PM

    EasyEdward:

    gherkinhead1:

    "antidisestblishmentarianism"

     

    Longest word in the English speaking world (according to the Oxford Dictionary).

    not once they recognize what most other dictionaries do:

    pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

    a lung disease contracted from inhaling fine silica particles.

    yes however there is much debate over whether:  "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosisis" is a proper word or simply a medical term..

    he he he

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  • BogeyOne United States
    1,110 Posts
    Wed, Jul 17 2019 9:57 AM

    gherkinhead1 scrawled:

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    yes, however there is much debate over whether: "pneumonoultramicroscopicslilcovolcanoniosisis" is a proper word or simply a medical term.

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    See the word "volcano" in that string of letters?  That tells me the whole conglomeration is a proper word that can be used to describe athlete's foot or heart burn or what a log is about to do when thrown into a fireplace.

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  • gherkinhead1 Australia
    187 Posts
    Wed, Jul 17 2019 5:11 PM

    BogeyOne:

    gherkinhead1 scrawled:

    v v v v v v v v v v v

    yes, however there is much debate over whether: "pneumonoultramicroscopicslilcovolcanoniosisis" is a proper word or simply a medical term.

    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

    See the word "volcano" in that string of letters?  That tells me the whole conglomeration is a proper word that can be used to describe athlete's foot or heart burn or what a log is about to do when thrown into a fireplace.

    yes,  it can also be used to describe the geotectonicmagneticintercontinentalplatemovement of magma under immense pressure which could be construed as "antidisesblishmentaranistic" given the right conditions.

     

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