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Today is... Big Word Day: A day to use huge words on purpose just to impress.
I am not HOODWINKING you either!
Here are the longest words in any English dictionary. Ever hear of any of these -- I am pretty sure you all know at least one of them!
45) PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS (also spelled PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOKONIOSIS) = a lung disease caused by breathing in particles of siliceous volcanic dust. This is the longest word in any English dictionary.
(37) HEPATICOCHOLANGIOCHOLECYSTENTEROSTOMIES = a surgical creation of a connection between the gall bladder and a hepatic duct and between the intestine and the gall bladder. This is the longest word in Gould's Medical Dictionary. (34) SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS = song title from the Walt Disney movie Mary Poppins. It is in the Oxford English Dictionary. ";But then one day I learned a word That saved me achin' nose, The biggest word you ever 'eard, And this is 'ow it goes: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!";
(30) HIPPOPOTOMONSTROSESQUIPEDALIAN = pertaining to a very long word. From Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure and Preposterous Words. (29) FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION = an estimation of something as worthless. This is the longest word in the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Interestingly the most common letter in English, E, does not appear in this word at ... more
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