Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Longest English Word

In a noon time game show... Host: The current longest word in English Language Dictionary is started with what letter? Player: T Me: P I knew it was P coz I already came across with the word once while browsing and looking for something interesting to read from the web.

pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis that is! This 45 letter word was coined to serve as the longest English word in English language dictionary. An artificial word said to mean a lung disease (also known as black lung disease) caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust . According to wikipedia, the identity of the longest word in English depends upon the definition of what constitutes a word in the English language, as well as how length should be compared. Read on ...


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