Posted by: richemery | May 28, 2008

Long Words

We all know some long words like supercalafragalisticexpialadoshus the longest word that EVERY kid knows.  And a lot of people know about antidisestablishmentarian-ism from high school social studies.

Did you know that the longest word in the english language is 45 letters long.  Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
What does it mean you ask?  Well, it’s a lung infection that you can get from a volcano.
Here is a great place in New Zealand a hill 305 meters summit with a name that is 85 letters long.  
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu
I don’t know about you but i am thinking that it’s little overkill for the name of a hill. What do you think?
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