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    smiles

    hi,

    Which one is correct?

    1. Which is the longest word in English?

    2. Which is the longest English word?


    ( the answer: smiles as between the first letter and the last one there is a mile )


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    #2

    Re: smiles

    The way this joke is usually asked is:

    What is the longest word in the English language?
    Smiles, because there is a mile between the first and last letter.




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    #3

    Re: smiles

    thanks

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    #4

    Re: smiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    thanks
    Another possibility:

    pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis


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    #5

    Re: smiles

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Another possibility:

    pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis


    Now don't get me started

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    Re: smiles

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Now don't get me started
    With the disease?

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    #7

    Re: smiles

    Cough cough! is that the same as pneumoniconiosis?

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    Re: smiles

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Cough cough! is that the same as pneumoniconiosis?
    It is a pneumoconiosis; there are others.

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    #9

    Re: smiles

    hi,How about this word? The longest one in the world!

    In his play Ecclesiazousae ("The Assemblywomen"), the ancient Greek comedic playwright Aristophanes created: Lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotri mmatosilphio-paraomelitokatakechymenokichlepikossyphophattoperi steralektryonop-tekephalliokigklopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetraganopte rygon, a word of 183 letters that describes a dish by stringing together its ingredients.

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    Re: smiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    hi,How about this word? The longest one in the world!

    In his play Ecclesiazousae ("The Assemblywomen"), the ancient Greek comedic playwright Aristophanes created: Lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotri mmatosilphio-paraomelitokatakechymenokichlepikossyphophattoperi steralektryonop-tekephalliokigklopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetraganopte rygon, a word of 183 letters that describes a dish by stringing together its ingredients.

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    Nah! If that qualifes so do amino acid sequences of proteins. You don't even want to go there.

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