Sunday , 25 September 2016

The number of letters in these words are too damn high!

Parastratiosphecomyia sphecomyioides

This 42-lettered monstrosity is just a long scientific name for a species of fly in Thailand.

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Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

Sir… I don’t quite know how to say this…but you have Pneumon..oultramicroscopicsili..covolcanoconiosis? It’s a type of lung disease.

 

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Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism

This is a condition associated with the resistance to the parathyroid hormone

 

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Floccinaucinihilipilification

This is a word used to describe the estimation of something as “valueless.”

 

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Antidisestablishmentarianism

This word is used to describe any opposition that is looking to withdraw government support from a church.

 

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Mary Poppins says that it’s a word you can use when you simply have nothing to say. It’s even in the Oxford Dictionary!

 

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Strengths

I know what you’re thinking, this ain’t even a long word motha-licka. However, “strengths’ is one of the longest monosyllabic words in the English language.

 

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Euouae

At 6 letters long, Euouae is the longest word in English that consists of only vowels. It was used as as a musical term in the Middle Ages.

 

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Antitransubstantiationalist

This is a fancy word to describe someone who doubts that the host and wine don’t actually turn into the body and blood of Christ.

 

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Methionylthreonylthreonylthreonyg….

I apologize for not typing out the entire word here, but it’s 189,819 letters long. It is the full chemical name for the human protein, Titin.

 

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Subdermatoglyphic

This word holds the title for the longest isogram: a word in which no letters are repeated. What does it mean? Well it is used to described the underlying dermal matrix that determines the crazy shapes in our finger prints.

 

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Hepaticocholangiocholecystenterostomies

This is the longest word in Gould’s Medical Dictionary. It’s used to describe “the surgical creation of a of a connection between the gall bladder and a hepatic duct and between the intestine and the gall bladder.”

 

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Hippopotomonstrosesquipedalian

This word means “pertaining to a very long word.” As in: this post is filled with Hippopotomonstrosesquipedalians!

 

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Honorificabilitudinitatibus

This is an Old English word that describes the state of being able to achieve honours.

 

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