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PostPosted: 09/21/03 - 20:30    Post subject: The Longest Word in the World today is....
pneumonoultramicroscopidsilicovolcanoconiosis
According to my Technical Terms in Medicine and Bioscience Prof, It's a word made up entirely by Greek components- 45 letters in total! Shocked
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PostPosted: 09/21/03 - 20:36    Post subject: Re: The Longest Word in the World today is....
TimRuns wrote:
pneumonoultramicroscopidsilicovolcanoconiosis
According to my Technical Terms in Medicine and Bioscience Prof, It's a word made up entirely by Greek components- 45 letters in total! Shocked



Great!
Now what is it??
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PostPosted: 09/21/03 - 20:38    Post subject: Re: The Longest Word in the World today is....
Floridaboiler wrote:
TimRuns wrote:
pneumonoultramicroscopidsilicovolcanoconiosis
According to my Technical Terms in Medicine and Bioscience Prof, It's a word made up entirely by Greek components- 45 letters in total! Shocked



Great!
Now what is it??

I know it's some "volcanic" disorder of the lungs but I'm not sure... Confused
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PostPosted: 09/21/03 - 20:39    Post subject:
so is that what youre doing instead of studying? looking up the longest words in the world?

at least im just hanging out here to procrastinate... Wink
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PostPosted: 09/21/03 - 20:41    Post subject:
crazyfrog wrote:
so is that what youre doing instead of studying? looking up the longest words in the world?

at least im just hanging out here to procrastinate... Wink
come on, it's in my notes. I was just doing an online practice quiz for this course in prep for the real one on Tuesday.
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PostPosted: 09/21/03 - 20:42    Post subject:
quick how many points in scrabble is that.
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PostPosted: 09/21/03 - 20:44    Post subject:
TimRuns wrote:
crazyfrog wrote:
so is that what youre doing instead of studying? looking up the longest words in the world?

at least im just hanging out here to procrastinate... Wink
come on, it's in my notes. I was just doing an online practice quiz for this course in prep for the real one on Tuesday.


sure. i bet it is!





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PostPosted: 09/21/03 - 21:57    Post subject:
OK. Asking 'cause I don't know. What's the longest word used in regular (i.e., non-business) conversation? And, no, "antidisestablishmentarianism" does not count. Use your own judgemnet what counts as regular conversation.
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PostPosted: 09/21/03 - 22:35    Post subject:
hypophysiotropic

adenohypohysis

adrenocorticotropic

supraoptichismatic


sorry, im putting off working on my endocrinology essay exam...and yes, these words really do come up every day for me!
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PostPosted: 09/21/03 - 22:42    Post subject: Re: The Longest Word in the World today is....
TimRuns wrote:
pneumonoultramicroscopidsilicovolcanoconiosis
According to my Technical Terms in Medicine and Bioscience Prof, It's a word made up entirely by Greek components- 45 letters in total! Shocked


Wow! and I would have guessed Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Sounds pretty atrocious...
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PostPosted: 09/21/03 - 22:51    Post subject:
rtpd113 wrote:
quick how many points in scrabble is that.



...apparently it's not a legal scrabble term.
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PostPosted: 09/21/03 - 23:00    Post subject:
one more....

supraopticparaventriculohypophysial tract, coming in at 35 letters

def: the neural axons that run from the SON to the PVN, a major tract of the hypothalamus....
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PostPosted: 09/21/03 - 23:25    Post subject:
How bout floccinaucinihilipilification which means in Latin "of little value"? Probably the 2nd longest....
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PostPosted: 09/22/03 - 05:57    Post subject:
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, is a village in Wales.

The longest word ever to appear in writing is: (170 letters in Greek, translated into English is 182)
Lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotrimmatosilphiopar aomelitokatakechymenokichlepikossyphophattoperisteralektryonopteke phalliokigklopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetraganopterygon
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PostPosted: 09/22/03 - 07:58    Post subject:
Cappy wrote:
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, is a village in Wales.

The longest word ever to appear in writing is: (170 letters in Greek, translated into English is 182)
Lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotrimmatosilphiopar aomelitokatakechymenokichlepikossyphophattoperisteralektryonopteke phalliokigklopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetraganopterygon


which means.....
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