Sunday, January 6, 2008

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

Before today, I thought that "antidisestablishmentarianism" was the longest word in the English language, tipping the scales at 28 letters.

Today, I found out the word that that "honor" goes to a 45-letter word describing, "an obscure term ostensibly referring to a lung disease caused by silica dust, sometimes cited as one of the longest words in the English language." So saith Dictionary.com.

So just like in elementary school, let's all practice spelling it 10 times in a row:

1. pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
2. pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
3. pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
4. pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
5. pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
6. pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
7. pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
8. pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
9. pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
10. pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

There will be a test on this, so study hard!

4 comments:

Mr. Fabulous said...

I would just like to point out that I am your first subscriber on Bloglines, so clearly I love you more than anyone.

~Deb said...

No Mr. Fabulous- you're wrong. I love him more! (hehe) ;)

WOW... Can you even pronounce those words that you have on your post??? Eeeegadzzz!!!

Here's one:
Debstiredofbloggingandwantstogetasexchangecausesheispmsing


Much love Clarence!!!

~Deb said...

My last word was cut off~! It said "pmsing".

Mr. C said...

Dearest Mr. F & Sweetest ~deb,

Please know that there is enough luv to MORE THAN GO AROUND! Wow! I just realized how potentially sleazy that sounds! Good thing neither of you has a mind dirty enough to know what I mean! ;-)

Thank you SO MUCH for fighting over little ol' me!! What a wonderful e-house warming gift!! Just does my poor ol' homo heart so much good to know that (to quote my hero-ess, Sally Field) you like me, you really, really like me!! :-)

Kisses to you both!