The 3 longest words in English

American Culture 10 April 2010 | 4 Comments

The longest word in English is the word “smiles” because it has a ‘mile’ between the 2 s’s. Okay, okay that was a bad joke.

The 3rd longest word in English has 189,819 letters and it is the name of a type of protein. Here is a snippet of the word:

Methionylthreonylthreonyl…isoleucine

The 2nd longest word in English has 2,087,214 letters and means ‘girl’. Here is part of the word:

babyoubiquitouseadogablahomeffectonightobyeassymmetricityowlablaheat-enderopechoeslightlyuppiepitheturnsweetoastiedgedificexcretadamanterribl-educatedrumustablahisisterealityearnobodyesirapacityounderstandoorbellick-sensuousecretownevereadsimplelationatchomiciderectionaboblahisupered-iagramustoleratevenominalovenergyahoopsorryoudderunoxiouslut…oiletub

The longest word in English has 3,609,750 letters and means the current day or the day between the real day and an imaginative day. Here is part of the word:

somewhenotodayoundressomecologicalinenumerousexyeslowillingnesshotstr-angereactioneglectabulationumberightonightomorrowidoweremembersufficien-togethernessobviousoomphilariousayourselforeasonablexplorerideseriouservan-twinklechoingoosevenowomeneedoorbellikelectricalamplantingoverockslightly-ellowelluminousportuitionevereoccupiesilentouringadderoastsalmonearlyowlec-habitationationalizespecialegornamentitartanomineejectwolivesubjectwentiet-hypertextransformereappearstaticrazyoungsterunearbyachtoo…eddingown

I found this information on this site: http://longestwordinenglish.wordpress.com/ . I have to admit I think the longest word and the 2nd longest words are not as real as the 3rd longest because they were coined by writers. So, to me, it almost feels like they were cheating. 🙂 What do you think?

4 Responses on “The 3 longest words in English”

  1. Aelphaeis says:

    WHAT?!?!?!?!

    YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!!! O_O

  2. Yvonne says:

    I know – crazy isn’t it? I’m amazed that people sit around thinking of huge words. Kind of funny.

  3. Aelphaeis says:

    Crazy!? No, not at all! The appropriate word here is INSANE!!!! Because insanity is all I can think of when I look at those awful abominations of human language! They’re a disgrace to the English language itself!

    Whoever came up with this ludicrous nonsense obviously had WAY TOO MUCH FREE TIME!! And I’m actually not kidding.

    I would like to see the person who invented these useless “words” pronouncing them at least once.

    Maybe they thought: “Hmm…perhaps I’ll go down in history and my name will be remembered if I invent something crazy, like the longest word ever. Even if it’s NEVER used, people still will remember me as the one who came up with it.”

    Again, WAY TO GO, Einstein!! ¬_¬

    BTW, typo alarm again! LOL. It’s a tiny one, though.

    On “The longest word in English…” you said “mean”, you just missed the “s”.

  4. Yvonne says:

    Your comment was hilarious. And very true! I think some people do have too much time on their hands.

    I corrected my typo. Thanks for letting me know! I have got to stop writing these posts while my children talk to me!
    🙂

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