Did You Know That the Longest Word in English Has 189,819 Letters?

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Yes, you read that right. The longest word in English is not antidisestablishmentarianism, pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, or even supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. It is a word that has a whopping 189,819 letters and takes about three and a half hours to pronounce.

What is this word, you ask? Well, it is the full name of the protein titin, which is also known as connectin. Titin is the largest protein in the human body and is responsible for the elasticity and contraction of muscles. It is composed of 244 individually folded protein domains connected by unstructured peptide sequences.

The full name of titin is derived from the names of these domains and peptide sequences, which are mostly Greek letters and numbers. The word starts with methionyl… and ends with …isoleucine. It has 189,819 letters and 63,206 syllables.

If you are curious to see or hear the full word, you can check out this video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz6NezJyqgo, or visit https://www.digitalspy.com/fun/a444700/longest-word-has-189819-letters-takes-three-hours-to-pronounce where you can see the word written out. But be warned, it might take you a while to finish.

So there you have it, a fun fact about the longest word in English. I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post and learned something new today. If you did, please share it with your friends and family and let me know what you think in the comments below. Thank you for reading!

 

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Comments (3)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Lew - thank you for letting us know.  Although the news of learning this information may last longer than a moment, there's no way I will recall much knowledge of it later today.  

Sep 09, 2023 09:04 AM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Excellent post.Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed week

Sep 10, 2023 05:21 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Well that is quite a curios and interesting fact!  Caught my eye and I think that's the point!  Thanks for sharing!  Kathy

Oct 06, 2023 09:33 AM