Don't waste time or time will waste you (phyxius) wrote,
Don't waste time or time will waste you

loooooong word

Gee, you learn something new everyday:

the longest word in the english language, ornicopythebibliopsychocrystarroscioaerogenethliometeoraustroanthropoichthyopyrosiderochpnomyoalectryoophiobotanopegohydrorhabdocrithoaleuroalphitohalomolybdoclerobeloaxinocoscinodactyliogeolithopessopsephocatoptrotephraoneirchiroonychodactyloarithstichooxogeloscogastrogyrocerobletonooenoscapulinaniac.

it has 310 letters... i don't know how many syllables cause i can't pronounce it... but yes it is a real word. medieval scribes used this word to refer to "a deluded human who practices divination or forecasting by means of phenomena, interpretation of acts, or other manifestations related to the following animate or inanimate objects and appearances: birds oracles, bible, ghosts, crystal gazing, shadows, air appearences, birth stars, meteors, winds, sacrificial appearances, entrails of humans and fishes, fire, red-hot irons, altar smoke, mice, grain picking by rooster, snakes, herbs, fountains, water, wands, dough, meal, barley, salt, lead, dice, arrows, hatchet balance, sieve, ring suspension, random dots, precious stones, pebbles, pebble heaps, mirrors, ash writing, dreams, palmistry, nail rays, finger rings, numbers, book passages, name letterings, laughing manners, ventriloquism, circle walking, wax, susceptibility to hidden springs, wine, and shoulder blades".

that was long.

DAmmit, I tried to google search for it, but it wouldnt let me type the whole thing in. :-(

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