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Words

I have mentioned before on my website that I have a fixation and real curiosity about words, and although I am not a real fan of reading books, I love to wander around book shops, which of course some may find strange. However the reason why I do is because I love the inspiration of books, and I don’t need to read the book to be inspired by it. Snippets give me that, for me I want the idea not the logic or reasoning behind it.

Anyway as for the word thing, yes I do love words, I like how they sound, and how they can be used, with the English language I really like how words can be misused, or used in very different ways to how they originally were intended. For me, size does not matter, and with words that to is also the case, my favorite word is Xenodocheionologist, which is a word that means a “lover of hotels” and this is a fairly big word. However when I came across this list of words I knew I had to share it on my little website PaulKavanagh.com.

otorhinolaryngological (22 letters),

immunoelectrophoretically (25 letters),

psychophysicotherapeutics (25 letters),

thyroparathyroidectomized (25 letters),

pneumoencephalographically (26 letters),

radioimmunoelectrophoresis (26 letters),

psychoneuroendocrinological (27 letters)

hepaticocholangiogastrostomy (28 letters),

antidisestablishmentarianism (28 letters)

spectrophotofluorometrically (28 letters),

floccinaucinihilipilification (29 letters),

pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism (30 letters).

metaphysico-theologo-cosmonigology (34 letters).

praetertranssubstantiationalistically (37 letters),

osteosarchaematosplanchnochondroneuromuelous (44 letters)

pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (45 letters).

osseocarnisanguineoviscericartilaginonervomedullary (51 letters),

aequeosalinocalcalinoceraceoaluminosocupreovitriolic (52 letters),

The longest official word ever (1,913 letters) is the term for the formula C1289H2051N343O375S8

Methionylglutaminylarginyltyrosylglu tamylserylleucylphenyl-
alanylalanylglutaminylleucyllysylglutamylarginyllysyglutamyl-
gycylalanylphenylalanylvalylprolylphenylalanylvalylthreonyl-
leucylglycylaspartylprolylglycyllisoleucylglutamylglutaminyl -
serylleucyllysylisoleucylaspartylthreonylleucylisoleucyl-
glutamylalanylglycylalanylaspartylalanylleucylglutamylleucyl-
glycylisoleucylprolylphenylalanylserylaspartylprolylleucyl-
alanylaspartylglycylprolylthreonylisoleucylglutaminylasparaginyl-
alanylthreonylleucylarginylalanylphenylalanylalanylalanyl-
glycylvalylthreonylprolylalanylglutaminylcysteinylphenylalanyl-
glutamylmethionylleucylalanylleucylisoleucylarginylglutaminyl-
lysylhistidylprolylthreonylisoleucylprolylisoleucylglycylleucyl-
leucylmethionyltyrosylalanylasparaginylleucylvalylphenylalanyl-
asparaginyllysylglycylisoleucylaspartylglutamylphenylalanyl-
tyrosylalanylglutaminylcysteinylglutamyllysylvalylglycylvalyl-
aspartylsrylvalylleucylvalylalanylaspartylvalylprolylvalyl-
glutaminylglutamylserylalanylprolylphenylalanylarginylglutaminyl-
alanylalanylleucylarginylhistidylasparaginylvalylalanyl -
prolylisoleucylphenylal anylisoleucylcysteinylprolylprolylaspartyl-
alanylaspartylaspartylaspartylleucylleucylarginylglutaminyl-
isoleucylalanylseryltyrosylgl ycylarginylglycyltyrosylthreonyl-
tyrosylleuc ylleucylserylarginylalanylglycylvalylthreonylglycyl-
alanylglutamylasparaginylarginylalanylalanylleucylleucyllysyl-
glutamyltyrosylasparaginylalanylalanylprolylprolylleucylglutaminyl-
glycylphenylalanylglysylisoleucylserylalanylprolylaspartylglutaminyl -
valyllysylalanylalanylisoleucylaspartylalanylglycylalanylalanyl-
glycylalanylisoleucylserylglycylserylalanylisoleucylvalyllysylisoleucyl-
isoleuc ylglutamylglutaminylhistidylasparaginylisoleucylglutamyl-
prolylglutamyllysylmethionylleucylalanylalanylleucyllysylvalylphenyl -
alanylvalylglutaminylprolylmethionyllysylalanylalanylthreonylarginy-
lserine.

Absolutely true.

 

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