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the longest word in the English language

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Think the longest word in the English language is supercalofragilistic? Nope. Not even close. The longest word is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. This whopper of a word is the name for a lung disease. Imagine catching it and then being unab

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justxploringComment by justxploring - June 2, 2008, 12:37 pm
When I was in grammar school we were told the longest word was antidisestablishmentarianism. We had a contest to see who could form the most words from it.
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time*treatComment by time*treat - June 2, 2008, 2:16 pm
Looks like angelm's keyboard locked up ;-)
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Comment by Gentlespirit - June 2, 2008, 5:12 pm
Justxploring, I was told the same thing you were told. I guess time changes...I can't even pronounce that word. :)
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Comment by pacattack05 - June 2, 2008, 10:31 pm
Well...up till now, I was only aware of only one word which was the longest.

It's called, Flauccinauccinihilipilification. Which means something of very small amount that it becomes immeasurable, thus making it so insignificant to use as proof or as an example.

Here's an example of that word:

If I paid 50 cents for a box of toothpics, and you asked me if I could sell you one toothpick, how much should I charge? It's too rediculous to even discuss, making it what the word stands for.

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