Work is hectic and humans require relaxation after all the frenzy. Relaxation is not just skimming through social media or snoring till the Sun hits your face in the morning. It’s teasing your brain so that you will be rejuvenated, foregoing the ever persistent troubles of life. So, here are a few Longest words to scramble your wits!
The ‘Longest’ places
I’ll just quote a few interesting ones and do try your level best to pronounce them! All the very best guys.
Do you know the real name of Bangkok?
The name means “The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city (unlike Ayutthaya) of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn.” Our topper in the list of longest words.
Where are we? We are at an 85 – lettered place
Shortly known as Taumata, it is a place in North Island, New Zealand.
It means – The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who traveled about, played his nose flute to his loved one.
The longest official 58 – lettered place-name in Europe
Come on, give it a try, okay? Liam Dutton, a weather reporter pronounced it too and here’s his tutorial for you! God! One of the longest words.
The Longest words in English
The one we all know is a 45 letter word – “Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis” but there are words longer than that, some approximately ranging over 20000 letters. This word is recognized as the longest word in English language but prior to it, there are a few which took the racks of Science and not English.
- Chemical name of Titin or Connectin, a Protein
This is the name of a protein having 189,819 letters! And, you know what? It actually takes approximately 3.5 hours to pronounce it.
The picture is just a fraction of the full name of Titin, which would probable make a mini-textbook, if printed.
Abridged version – “Methionylthreonylthreonylglutaminylalanyl…isoleucine”
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2. Chemical name for Tryptophan Synthetase, a Protein
It has 267 Amino Acids and is a 1913 – letter word! Try to pronounce it – if you can! This just might be a Word-finder game, right? Instead of pronouncing the entire thing, it would be lovely to find known words in it, to pass the time.Another to add in our list of longest words.
If you’re curious as to how the giant word is actually pronounced, check out this video!
3. A fictional Dish, coined by Aristophanes
It is not just Science that bagged all the longest tongue twister type of words. There was an Ancient Greek author, named, Aristophanes. He was famous for his work, “Assembly women”. Why, you ask? That’s because, he named a dish. As simple as that!
It contains 171 letters and is a transliteration of a Greek word. Did you know that it’s actually a dish with 17 elements?
- fish slices
- fish of the Elasmobranchii subclass (a shark or ray)
- rotted dogfish or small shark’s head
- generally sharp-tasting dish of several ingredients grated and pounded together
- silphium “laserwort”, apparently a kind of giant fennel
- a kind of crab, shrimp, or crayfish
- honey poured down
- wrasse (or thrush)
- a kind of sea fish or blackbird as topping
- domestic pigeon
- roasted head of dabchick
- hare, which could be a kind of bird or a kind of sea hare
- new wine boiled down
- wing and/or fin
4. Spa waters of Bath, England
It is a 52 – letter word coined by Dr. Edward Strother in order to describe the Spa waters of Bath, England.
The word literally means – equally salty, calcium-rich, waxy, containing aluminium and copper, and vitriolic.
Oh, my God! What’s with the heading? I wonder…
Till now, we’ve seen too many long words and some of us might be passive towards them, else, excited; probably, irritated too. And, if by any chance, these long words seem like a horror movie to you, then you are said to be suffering from Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia – which literally means – Fear of long words.
Please do enjoy this funny song on Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia, by, Bryant Oden.
Phew! Have you finished trying?
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