Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis replaced Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious as the worlds longest word in English, although both were apparently coined for that specific purpose.
The longest scientific word is a PROTEIN beginning with Methonyil….and ending with isoleucine, with 189,891 letters in between.
This is the longest, non-coined, non-technical English word.
It is 19th century political movement that opposed the disestablishment of the Church of England as the state church of England.
At 29 word, Floccinaucinihilipilification is the longest coined English word and refers to ‘…the act of estimating something as being worth so little as to be practically valueless, OR the habit of doing so…’
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is the fear of long words.
My favorite word is PLEASE.
It honours the person it is used to address as being an, autonomous, independent human being fully capable of refusing what is being requested but appeals to them to recognise the person who is making the request as equally capable of starting a war.
PLEASE is the commonest phrase occurring, before a miracle.
FART is another one I like very much.
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