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I just wanted to share this after I replied on the word association game, but here is what I find when searching "Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism," and also about longest word.

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

You might find many things interesting there such as the word Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahul (85 letters), and Lopadotemakhoselakhogameokranioleipsanodrimypotrimmatosilphiokarabomelitokatakekhymenokikhlepikossyphophattoperister- alektryonoptokephalliokigklopeleiolagōiosiraiobaphētraganopterýgōn, which I don't want to waste my time counting the letters. :D
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theres that welsh place name which is pretty good

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch :D
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Czech has also longest word:
nejneobhospodařovávatelnějšími (30)
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The word with the longest listed definition is mamihlapinatapai, from a dialect in Tierra Del Fuego, Southern Argentina.
The best translation is: "a look shared by two people with each wishing that the other will initiate something that both desire but which neither one wants to start"
Which summons up a lovely impression of nascent romance.
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The longest Portuguese-Brazillian word is "Pneumoultramicroscopicossilicovulcanoconiótico", referring to a person who has silicosis.
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hippopotomonstrousesquippedaliophobia-the fear of long words!!!!
literally, it's the fear of words the size of a hippo, of monstrous length, which are over a foot and a half long
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The french longest word : anticonstitutionnellement (only 25 letters :( )
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In Poland we have: konstantynopolitańczykowianeczkówna, which means a girl dancer from Constantynopol :P
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Kafar wrote:In Poland we have: konstantynopolitańczykowianeczkówna, which means a girl dancer from Constantynopol :P
I really can't imagine why anyone would want to use that word.

There isn't a 'longest word' in Dutch, as far as I know, because you can just infinitly lengthen most words. You could say, for example,
"hottentottenten­tenten­toonstellings­makersopleidings­programma-
ontwerpers­computerscherm­reparateuren­vakverenigingbeleids-
ambtenarensalarisbesprekingsafsprakenrapportsvergaderingsnotulerings-
rapportsarchieferingsgebouwenonderhoudersvakbondsleiders-
salarisafsprakenkoffiejuffouwswerkkledinghangerfabrieksmanagement-
ondersteunigsteamlogoontwerpstersverenigingspromotiemareriaal-
versprijdersvoertuigenoppoetsershandschoenenopbergtrommeltjes-
bewaarplaatsenerhuirdersbedrijfleideropleidingrapporten-
vergaderingslijderspennenhoudersverkoopersskippybalverenigings-
kledingsstomerijzakloopwedstrijdsscheidsrechtersvergaderings-
zaalschoonmakersbedrijfsafsprakenondertekeningsplichtenwet-
controlebedrijfspersoneelsgeheimhoudingsplichtopheffingsregelingen-
verduiseraarsbijeenkomstkamerschildersvakbondsstakingsrechten-
overeenkomstbesprekingraportenagiefkastslotenkrakkersgreedschap-
verkoperklantendatabaseupgratespakkettenverhandelaarsbespreekings-
ruimtetekort" and it would actually mean something.
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Because it describes Girl Dancer from Constantynopol :P
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Hehe, well, I'd still rather say "Tanczaca kobieta z miasta Konstantynopol" than the other word. I tried to say it out loud, but I just can't seem to pull it off. :lol:
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What about floccinaucinihilipilifacation? Its my favorite word :D and its also the longest nontechnical word in the english language.
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InsomniacFolder wrote:The word with the longest listed definition is mamihlapinatapai, from a dialect in Tierra Del Fuego, Southern Argentina.
The best translation is: "a look shared by two people with each wishing that the other will initiate something that both desire but which neither one wants to start"
Which summons up a lovely impression of nascent romance.
Man I wish they had that word in English. It would be so useful. Bluepaper if I am not mistaken, does the word that I will not type mean rendering an object useless.
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There's a nonsensical word in Mary Poppins that's funny: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
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pneumonoultramicroscopicsyllicovolcanoconiosis a real word that means black lung disease! :twisted:
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