WORD OF THE DAY ~ Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

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WORD OF THE DAY ~ pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is an occuptional hazard for the workers.

This is the longest word in the dictionary. originating in the 1930s, it is a word invented (probably by Everett M. Smith, president of the National Puzzlers’ League) in imitation of very long medical terms. (from https://www.lexico.com/definition/pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis)

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Word Source: Lexico UK Dictionary


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  1. Our 12th grade English teacher, way back in the 1980s, would say something was “a fifty cent word” but this one is a least a dollar and a quarter even before adjustment for inflation.

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            1. That would be great!
              Do send me a reminder if you can so I don’t miss it. Things tend to get lost in the reader, and there’s not enough time to get to everything in spite of the best intentions.


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