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Longest Word in English Language: 189,819 Letters Long

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by TheMatrix, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. TheMatrix

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    Titin is the largest protein yet discovered. It's full chemical name is 189,819 letters long and, depending on how you define a "word" is the longest word in the English language. It is not included in the dictionary - few lexicographers accept chemical formulae as words. But when people go round Googling "What's the longest word in the English language?", they don't really care if it's a "real" word or not.

    So, I present to you the full chemical name of the protein Titin (it's a long one):

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    http://www.sarahmcculloch.com/luminaryuprise/longest-word.php
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx0kMizIioI&feature=player_embedded
     
  2. kumansk

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    Scientist 1: "Hey guys, look at what I discovered"

    Scientist 2:"Oh cool, what are you going to call it?"

    Scientist 1:"Well, I have a name in mind...."
     
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  3. TheMatrix

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    ^^LOL... There are some other amazing comments there as well...

    *about to get lethal injection*

    Executioner:"Any last words?"

    Me: "yeah, just one =P'
     
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