find a 29 letter word. #29before29

Well, thanks to google and my amazing motor-skill with fingers and keyboards, this is probably the easiest ‘to do’ on my 29 list.

There is a 29 letter word it is the longest (non technical) word in English: Floccinaucinihilipilification. I didn’t copy paste that. I typed it out. there are a lot of ‘i’s. How might one pronounce that (without getting drunk first) Flocc -in -auci-nihili-pili-fication

I especially like the middle. “Nihili-Phili”. It sounds like a tribal war-cry.

What does it mean? It means the act of estimating something to be worth so little it’s practically valueless. So to save typing 29 letters you could synonym it with “Zimbabwean Dollar”.

The GOOD news is that there is also a 45 letter word. So I can play this game for quite a few more birthdays. TECHNICALLY there is also a scientific word for the protein titin, that is 189 819 letters long… so I could even become a vampire and play this game on birthdays!

28 more things to do on the list. *High Five*

 

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2 responses to “find a 29 letter word. #29before29

  1. Pingback: 29 things before 29 years. | Random High-Fives

  2. AFAIK it’s pronounced “floksee nauseenee hilli pilli fication”. One of my favourite words of all time.

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