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Which is the longest real word and why?

  1. sunforged profile image76
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    1. Smiles

    2. Beleaguered

    3. Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image73
      EmpressFelicityposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia

      Not as long as your number 3., but quite interesting because it means "fear of long words".  It's a bit of a slap in the face if you happen to suffer from this particular phobia and find that the word to describe it is long enough to actually trigger the phobia in question lol

      1. sunforged profile image76
        sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        fun!

        any thoughts as to how the 3 relate and which is the longest?

  2. climberjames profile image55
    climberjamesposted 7 years ago

    llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

    "This Welsh town actually exists and its name translates as - The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio's of the red cave"

    smile

  3. sunforged profile image76
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    by Real, I should have defined as dictionary recognized. Your place name is real (although is often abbreviated) but not dictionary recognized.

    But with some explanation, the obvious may not be the best.

  4. Sufidreamer profile image80
    Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago

    λοπαδοτεμαχοσελαχογαλεοκρανιολειψανοδριμυποτριμματοσιλφιοκαρα-βομελιτοκατακεχυμενοκιχλεπικοσσυφοφαττοπεριστεραλεκτρυονοπτοκεφαλλιο-κιγκλοπελειολαγῳοσιραιοβαφητραγανο πτερύγων

    lopadotemakhoselakhogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotrimmatosilphiokarabomelitokata-
    kekhumenokikhlepikossuphophattoperisteralektruonopto-kephalliokinklopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetrganopterugon

    smile

    The Greek entry, a name for a food dish in in of Aristophanes' comedies.

    I knew that off by heart and didn't look it up on Google - honest big_smile

  5. waynet profile image74
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    Possibly not in the dictionary, but it's a chemical name for Tobacco Mosaic Virus, Dahlemense Strain.



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    1. starme77 profile image75
      starme77posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      what the hell? lol

    2. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
      Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      HAHAHAHAH awesome, lets just hope it doesn't spread like swine flu big_smile

      1. waynet profile image74
        waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I think by the time the doctor has diagnosed it and is saying what it is you may die of boredom before the last syllable.

        1. luvpassion profile image61
          luvpassionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          See I told my fellow scrabble players it was a real word.

          lol

          1. waynet profile image74
            waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            hahahaha must have some serious amount of scrabble tabs to spell it out!!!! lol!

            1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
              Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              not to mention 8 by 8 boards lol

  6. sunforged profile image76
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    so my 3 choices are irrelevant to the puzzle?

    1. Sufidreamer profile image80
      Sufidreamerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Beleaguered - it has 3 miles between the beginning and the end big_smile

      1. sunforged profile image76
        sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ding ding ding - I knew this was a writers site!

      2. profile image0
        DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        nice sufi!! smile

  7. starme77 profile image75
    starme77posted 7 years ago

    I think it's anti-dis-establishment-arianism (without the hyphens ) and I hope I spelt it right - because it is long and because it is a word that means well... something... I can't remember right now  ( maybe I'll look it up  tomorrow  )

  8. waynet profile image74
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    I'll get my coat!

  9. Tom Cornett profile image78
    Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago

    Infinity   smile

    1. starme77 profile image75
      starme77posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol that would be it smile

  10. Pearldiver profile image79
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    It's pergatory sad

  11. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    Just passing by...

 
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