Wordy Wednesday: Longest word ever.

Since today is the first Wordy Wednesday of 2016, I wanted to step outside the box and do something fun. So, I began researching the longest word in the English language, and boy is it a long one!titinname-140422170344-phpapp02-thumbnail-4

This word has 189,819 letters and takes approximately 3.5 hours to pronounce. It is the true name of Titin, which is the largest known protein in the human body. Titin is the protein that gives most muscles their elasticity, so it’s pretty darn important! Oh, if you’re wondering why it’s name is so incredibly long, I’d say it’s probably because it’s chemical compound looks something like this: C132983H211861N36149O40883S693

(In case you don’t believe me, the photo for this post is just one of TWENTY pages that contain the word. Find it Here)

So, are you ready to take on the world’s longest word? I won’t put the entire thing in this post for obvious reasons, but you can look at the entire word (and watch it get pronounced if you have 3 hours to spare) over at Digital Spy. Go take a look and let me know what you think!

You can also visit AweSci for more information on the Titin protein, and why it’s name is so complex.

Now you know the longest word in the English language. Be proud, but I would avoid using it in…well…anything. 🙂


One thought on “Wordy Wednesday: Longest word ever.

  1. I had an English teacher instruct our class that the longest word was honorificabilitudinatibus (or something close), but I don’t find it in the dictionary. And there’s the Mary Poppins word, supercalifragilisticexpialidotius (or something close). That’s the problem with long words. You can’t remember how to spell them, but they fascinate enough for me to remember them. And, there’s Sesame Street’s abcdefighijklmnopqrstuvwxyz, which they sing as a word. Funny!


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