holophrastic (adjective)

and to make up for yesterday.... how about.....

scuttlebutt

By the way. does anybody know what the longest word in the English dictionary is?
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hehe,

A scan of my database (for a word game we're doing) got:

ethylenediaminetetraacetates at 28 letters

But I don't think chemical names are counted right?

This was the query for anyone interested:
SELECT MAX(LEN(EN)) AS ml, EN
FROM dictionaryEnable
GROUP BY EN
ORDER BY ml DESC

(sorry, wrong forum!)
Hmm..

Not bad... BUT I can beat that with a word found in certain dictionaries - note: neither in Oxford English nor have I found it in dictionary.com .... ready for it

Drum Roll!!!!!!!

floccinauccinihilipilification (a whopping 30 letters)

meaning?

To estimate something as worthless.

How would one use it in a sentence....... NO IDEA!
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I use this word regularly, only the other day I remember thinking..

"This thread is the floccinauccinihilipilification of pointless"

Emotion: smile
Somehow, it doesn't seem quite right!

Anyhow,

How about this:

pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (a cracking 45 letters)

Meaning?

A lung disease.

Let us hope that no-one in our lifetime ever contracts it as we'd have a damn difficult time trying to pronounce it!

Sorry, that was rather distasteful.
(Like medicine isn't hard enough to study)

45 letters, you'd be dead before they had a chance to tell you what it was.

"Sir, you have pneumonoultramicroscopicsilico.... (beeep beeeeeeeeep)"
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may i suggest that we have a Pun of the Day too ? pleeeaaassseee ?
like this maybe ?? ....... Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.
Pia - You pun away.. I'll adjust this forum accordingly..

new title time coming up!

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