Longest Word In The World?

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by Reiku, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Reiku Banned Banned

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    Is this the longest word in the world? :shrug:> Please, don't ask me what it means...
    aequeosalinocalcalinoceraceoaluminosocupreovitriolic...
    Wow eh?

    Reiku :m:
     
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  3. s0meguy Worship me or suffer eternally Valued Senior Member

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    NORDÖSTERSJÖKUSTARTILLERIFLYGSPANINGSSIMULATORANLÄGG-
    NINGSMATERIELUNDERHÅLLSUPPFÖLJNINGSSYSTEMDISKUSSIONS-
    INLÄGGSFÖRBEREDELSEARBETEN

    Supposedly, this is Swedish for "preparatory work on the contribution to the discussion on the maintaining system of support of the material of the aviation survey simulator device within the north-east part of the coast artillery of the Baltic"
     
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    Aequeosalinocalcalinoceraceoaluminosocupreovitriolic, describing the spa waters at Bath, England, is attributed to Dr Edward Strother (1675-1737). The word is composed of the following elements:

    * Aequeo: equal (Latin, aequo)
    * Salino: containing salt (Latin, salinus)
    * Calcalino: calcium (Latin, calx)
    * Ceraceo: waxy (Latin, cera)
    * Aluminoso: alumina (Latin)
    * Cupreo: from "copper"
    * Vitriolic: resembling vitriol
     
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    The IUPAC nomenclature for organic chemical compounds is open-ended, giving rise to such words as Methionylthreonylthreonyl…isoleucine (189819 letters).
    I couldn't find the full word though, which is probably for the best

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  8. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    Are you absolutely certain about the first one? I thought that was based on the same root word but meant "water."
     
  9. Enmos Staff Member

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    I agree that that makes more sense, I got it from wikipedia :shrug:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_word_in_English
     
  10. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    I'm sure there's another thread on this somewhere...

    Anyhoo - longest word, if you include scientific words, is "Methionylthreonylthreonyl...isoleucine", it's 189,819 letters long - and I'm sure you could probably get longer ones - as they're mostly descriptions of proteins.
     
  11. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I'd think the longest word would be INFINITY for it goes on forever.

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  12. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    But so does ETERNITY, and ENDLESS.

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    So we have joint winners!! \o/
     
  13. temur man of no words Registered Senior Member

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    I want to be a winner too! UNBOUNDED
     
  14. Nickelodeon Banned Banned

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    Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
     
  15. temur man of no words Registered Senior Member

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    This is not a word.
     
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    How about the word uttered by the whole World when GWB got elected?

    "Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!"
     
  18. temur man of no words Registered Senior Member

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    This is not an official spelling

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  19. lucifers angel same shit, differant day!! Registered Senior Member

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    no you all wrong!!

    its: smiles

    because there is a mile in between the two "S's"
     
  20. Reiku Banned Banned

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    heehee
     
  21. temur man of no words Registered Senior Member

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    no, it is stwomiles
     
  22. quadraphonics Bloodthirsty Barbarian Valued Senior Member

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    sinfinityplusonemiless

    Take that!
     
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