Longest word

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  1. neverdie

    neverdie Guest

    pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

    Meaning :

    also spelled -koniosis) is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, "a factitious word alleged to mean 'a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust found in volcanoes' but occurring chiefly as an instance of a very long word."[1] It was coined to serve as the longest English word[2].
     
  2. resistance

    resistance Staff Alumni

    There's also Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-Llantysiliogogogoch. Name of a town in north wales. Try saying that when drunk, or sober.
     
  3. Blackness

    Blackness Guest

    lol looks like you just had a massive hand spasm on the keyboard.:tongue:
     
  4. Light_In_The_Dark

    Light_In_The_Dark Well-Known Member

    This is the longest word: Lopado*temacho*selacho*gameo*kranio*leipsano*drim*hypotrimmato*silphio*karaomelito*katakechymeno*kichl*epi*kossypho*phatto*perister*alektryon*opte*kephallio*kinklo*peleio*lagoio*siraio*baphe*tragano*pterygon

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lopado...pterygon
     
  5. bunny

    bunny Staff Alumni

    what about

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    it is one word, just couldnt be fit one one line ,(so i couldnt be bothered to type it) it is the name for Tobacco Mosaic Virus, Dahlememse Strain, it has 1185 characters :eek:hmy:
     
  6. Light_In_The_Dark

    Light_In_The_Dark Well-Known Member

    This is the longest word:

    Lo*pa*do*te*ma*kho*se*la*kho*ga*meo*kra*nio*lei*psa*no*dri*my*po*trim*ma*to*sil*phio*ka*ra*bo*me*li*to*ka*ta*ke*khy*me*no*ki*khle*pi*kos*sy*pho*phat*to*pe*ri*ste*ra*lek*try*o*nop*to*ke*phal*lio*kig*klo*pe*lei*o*la*gōi*o*si*rai*o*ba*phē*tra*ga*nop*te*rý*gōn

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lopado...pterygon

    Sry about double post, error while editing. i dunno why its * instead of words, look into the wikipedia link!
     
  7. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    I am not going to try and pronounce any of them. :blink:
     
  8. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotameteaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenakitanatahu is the Māori name for a hill, 305 metres high, close to Porangahau, south of Waipukurau in southern Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
     
  9. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.ogg (help·info), also spelled -koniosis) is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, "a factitious word alleged to mean 'a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust found in volcanoes' but occurring chiefly as an instance of a very long word
     
  10. Daze&Confused

    Daze&Confused Antiquitie's Friend

    Methionylglutaminylarginytyrosylglutamylserylleucylphenylalanylalanylglut-
    aminylleucyllysylglutamylarginyllysylglutamylglycylalanylphenylalanyvalyl-
    prolylphenylalanylvalythreonylleucylglycylaspartylprolyglycylisoleucylglut-
    amylglutaminylserylleucyllysylisoleucylaspartylthreonylleucylisoleucylglut-
    amylalanylglycylalanylaspartylalanylleucylglutamylleucylglycylglycylisoleu-
    cylprolylphenylalanylserylaspartylprolylleucelalanylaspartyglycylprolythreo-
    nylisoleucylglutamiylasparaginylalanylthreonylleucylarginylalanylphenylalan-
    ylalanylglycylvalyltheonylprolylalanylglutaminylcysteinylphenylalanygllutam-
    ylmethionylleucyalanylleucylisoleucylarginylglutaminyllysylhistidylprolylthre-
    onylisoleucylpriIylisoleucylglycylleucylleucylmethionyltyrosylalanylasparag-
    inylleucylvalyphenylalanylasparaginyllysylgyycylisoleucylaspartylglutamylph-
    enylalanyltyrosylalanylgutaminyllcysteinylglutamyllysylvalylglycylavlylaspart-
    ylserylvalylleucylvalylalanylaspartylvalyprolylvalylglutaminylglutamyllserylal-
    anyprolyphenylalanylarginylglutaminylalanylalanylleucylarginylhistidylaspara-
    ginylvaylalanylprolylisoleucylphenylalanylisoleucylcysteinylprolylprolylaspart-
    ylalanylaspartylaspartylaspartylleucylleucylarginyglutaminylisoleucylalanyyls-
    eryltyrosylglycylarginylglycyltyrosylthreonyltyrosylleucylleucylserylarginylal-
    anylglycylvalythreonylglycylalanylglutamylasparaginylarginylanylalanylleucyl-
    prolylleucylaspaaginylhistidylleucylvaylalanyllysylleucyllysylglutamyltyrosyla-
    saraginylglycylphenylalanylglycylisoleucylalanylprolylaspartylglutaminylvalyl-
    lysylalanylalanylisoleucylaspartylalanylalanyglycylalanylalanyglycylalanylisol-
    eucylserylglycyserylalanylisoleucylbalyllsylisoleucylisoleucylglutamyyylgluta-
    minylhistidylasparaginylisoleucylglutamylprolyglutamyllysylmethionylleucyla-
    lanylalanylleucyllysylvalylphenylalabylvalylglutaminlylprolylmethionyllysylala-
    nylalanylthreonylarginylserine

    It’s the scientific name for Tryptophan synthetase, which is a protein containing 267 amino acids. It contains 1,846 letters.
     
  11. danni

    danni Chat Buddy

    :eek:hmy: i agree with corrina i not even gonna try to say those words :laugh:
     
  12. Spearmint

    Spearmint Well-Known Member

    Alright, peeps, stop having hand spasms. :nono:
     
  13. *dilligaf*

    *dilligaf* Staff Alumni

    Flaming heck :eek:hmy:
     
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