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Man recites world's longest word

Posted on Sunday, 25 November, 2012 | Comment icon 40 comments


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One man has decided to record himself reciting the world's longest word at 189,819 letters long.

The ridiculously long word is unsurprisingly the longest in any language and takes over 3 hours to pronounce. It's the chemical name for titin, the largest known polypeptide in the human body. While an undoubtedly extensive recitation, some Lexicographers have contested whether, being the name of a chemical, the term is actually a word at all. The longest regular word to appear in the dictionary is "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" at 45 letters in length.

This hasn't stopped Russian Dmitry Golubovskiy from sitting down at a desk and reading the entire 189,819 letter behemoth. Some would argue that the video is more useful as a cure for insomnia than it is as an educational exercise.

"The English word has 189,819 letters and takes more than 3."

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Comment icon #31 Posted by Abramelin on 26 November, 2012, 5:29
http://www.sarahmccu...9/longest-word/ Ah, you already naileded it. I first thought it was the ribonucleic acid of some virus. And the barrator is indeed a Russian: Dmitry Golubovskiy.
Comment icon #32 Posted by Rlyeh on 26 November, 2012, 7:28
Right, and the name is just created on their own, poped out from nothing. Good job, next time you might want to read what I wrote though.
Comment icon #33 Posted by libstaK on 26 November, 2012, 12:39
This is the chemical name, no one just sat down and invented the name on their own. http://en.wikipedia....ry_nomenclature Imagine the packaging of the chemical *Back of pack* Ingredient: 100mg of alphabeticus stupendously ridiculous x 3.5 (shortened cos I can't be bothered typing the name myself, but some poor sod somewhere is may just have to deal with this, lmao).
Comment icon #34 Posted by Tommy13 on 27 November, 2012, 18:25
FOOL, that was not a long word but an evil enchantment spell that just cursed you and your family for the next 2k years.
Comment icon #35 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 27 November, 2012, 19:15
Mary Poppins would be jealous.. She thought her - Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. was long lol
Comment icon #36 Posted by TheSpoonyOne on 28 November, 2012, 0:10
Apart from the fact there's a cut at ......has no one noticed that he starts the video completely clean shaven...yet mysteriously grows a decent amount of stubble half way through and onwards?
Comment icon #37 Posted by HawkLord on 28 November, 2012, 15:19
There are 2 policemen standing over the body of a dead chemist. 1st officer say "Do we know how he died?" "Yes sir" says the 2nd officer "He apparently choked to death when he asked his assistant for a particular protein." "Really? Which one?" say the 1st officer. ......... "So," says a third officer to the second "Just how did the other officer die?" "Well, I just finished telling him how the chemist died when he asked me to repeat it."
Comment icon #38 Posted by Wickian on 28 November, 2012, 15:45
I feel sorry for the guy who had to type this out.
Comment icon #39 Posted by nohands on 30 November, 2012, 13:57
hehehe just a test of the mind...continue..
Comment icon #40 Posted by OldN8Dogg on 5 December, 2012, 17:56
Apart from the fact there's a cut at ......has no one noticed that he starts the video completely clean shaven...yet mysteriously grows a decent amount of stubble half way through and onwards? Haha... good catch. Also, the flower has wilted. I think that was the comic relief portion of this snoozer.


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