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I want to find out how good your vocabularies are, so...

Here are 2 words for you to research:

1. the longest word in the english language

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2. the fear of long words

An inflammatory lung disease caused by the inhalation of fine silica or quartz dust

Spoiler for in english:

an illness from inhaling sand
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I think you're looking for:

1 - Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

2 - Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia*

* I can't find this in a conventional dictionary; is it truly a word?!

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for 1. i have a query?

is it the longest word in the english dictionary or the longest word in the english language

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I think you're looking for:

1 - Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

2 - Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia*

* I can't find this in a conventional dictionary; is it truly a word?!

good job, and 2 is a real word. Try dictionary.com, I think it's on there.

for 1. i have a query?

is it the longest word in the english dictionary or the longest word in the english language

If you mean in an ordinary paper dictionary, you're probably not going to find it there. I think it's on dictionary.com, though.

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that is very wierd but cool

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Elastic, because it stretches

miles

Smiles -cos after the first s there is still miles.

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Elastic, because it stretches

miles

Smiles -cos after the first s there is still miles.

:lol: You know, I was just thinking of smiles too. Cool, I just thought like a great mind. ;)

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for 1. i have a query?

is it the longest word in the english dictionary or the longest word in the english language

It's the former.

Titin, also known as connectin, is a protein that is

important in the contraction of striated muscle tissues.

As the largest known protein,

titin also has the longest IUPAC name.

The full chemical name, containing 189,819 letters,

is sometimes stated to be the longest word in the English language.

However, some professional dictionary writers regard generic names

of chemical compounds as verbal formulae rather than as English words

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However, some professional dictionary writers regard generic names

of chemical compounds as verbal formulae rather than as English words

oooooh. Now we're getting into something interesting - a bit of esoteric philosophy. What makes a word, a word?

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However, some professional dictionary writers regard generic names

of chemical compounds as verbal formulae rather than as English words

I have noticed this with germanic languages too. More obvious with new nouns that are a combination of nouns in use, so flight information in english becomes vluchtinformatie in dutch. I was told that Swiss (high german) that they are able to 'make' extremely long words.

My favorite botanical name for a species African hardwood is

Gossweilerodendron balsamiferum.. easier to say Agba (commercial name)

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2.Sesquipedalophobia and Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia-fear of long words.

1.Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis-technical is the longest word in English,but check this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_word_in_English

I want to find out how good your vocabularies are, so...

Here are 2 words for you to research:

1. the longest word in the english language

and

2. the fear of long words

An inflammatory lung disease caused by the inhalation of fine silica or quartz dust

Spoiler for in english:

an illness from inhaling sand
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Nice one!

Lopadotemakhoselakhogameokranioleipsanodrimypotrimmatosilphiokarabomelitokatakek

hymenokikhlepikossyphophattoperisterphobiaticleri- alektryonoptokephalliokigklopeleiolagōiosiraiobaphētraganopterýgōn

Don't like the rotten dog fish - I'll leave that bit out!

Forgot about the pepsi and macD ones, I can still recite them but it has no use and impresses only me - sad old me!

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It's the former.

Titin, also known as connectin, is a protein that is

important in the contraction of striated muscle tissues.

As the largest known protein,

titin also has the longest IUPAC name.

The full chemical name, containing 189,819 letters,

is sometimes stated to be the longest word in the English language.

However, some professional dictionary writers regard generic names

of chemical compounds as verbal formulae rather than as English words

my thoughts exactly bona which is why i wanted to confirm in the dictionary or the general language. If you can actually find the word somewhere online apparently it takes 48 pages of size 12 writing on word

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