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What is the hardest word to spell in the english language?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best answer

    otorhinolaryngological (22 letters),

    immunoelectrophoretically (25 letters),

    psychophysicotherapeutics (25 letters),

    thyroparathyroidectomized (25 letters),

    pneumoencephalographically (26 letters),

    radioimmunoelectrophoresis (26 letters),

    psychoneuroendocrinological (27 letters)

    hepaticocholangiogastrostomy (28 letters),

    antidisestablishmentarianism (28 letters)

    spectrophotofluorometrically (28 letters),

    floccinaucinihilipilification (29 letters),

    pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism (30 letters).

    metaphysico-theolo go-cosmonigology (34 letters).

    praetertranssub stantiationalistically (37 letters),

    osteosarchaematosplan chnochondroneuromuelous (44 letters)

    pneumonoultramicrosc opicsilicovolcanoconiosis (45 letters).

    osseocarnisanguineovis cericartilaginonervomedullary (51 letters),

    aequeosalinocalcalinoce raceoaluminosocupreovitriolic (52 letters),

    The longest official word ever (1,913 letters) is the term for the formula C1289H2051N343O375S8

    Methionylglutamin ylarginyltyrosylglu tamylserylleucylphenyl-

    alanylalanylgluta minylleucyllysylgluta mylarginy llysyglutamyl-

    gycylalanyl phenylalanylvalylp rolylphe nylalanylvaly lthreonyl-

    leucylglycylaspa rtylprolylglyc yllisoleucylglu tamylglutaminyl -

    serylleu cyllysylisoleu cylaspartylthr eonylleu cylisoleucyl-

    glutamylalan ylglycylalany laspartylala nylleucylgluta mylleucyl-

    glycylis oleucylprol ylphe nylalan ylseryla spartylp rolylle ucyl-

    alanylaspart ylglycylprol ylthreonylisoleucylgluta minylasparagin yl-

    alanylt hreonylleucylargin ylalanylphenylalany lalanylalanyl-

    gl ycylvalylth reonylprolylal anylglutaminylc ysteinylpheny lalanyl-

    glutamyl methionylleucylal anylleucylisoleucyl arginylgluta minyl-

    lysylhist idylprolylthreonyli soleucylprolylisoleucyl glycylleucyl-

    leucylmethiony ltyrosylalanylaspa raginylleucylvalylphe nylalanyl-

    asparaginyll ysylglycylisoleucylasp artylglutamylphenylalanyl-

    tyr osylalanylglutaminylcystei nylglutamyllysylvalylgly cylvalyl-

    aspartylsrylva lylleucylvalylalanyla spartylvalylprolylval yl-

    glutaminyl gluta mylserylalanylpr ol ylphenylalanyla rginylglu taminyl-

    alanyl alanylleucylar ginylhistidylasparag inylvalylalanyl -

    prolylisol eucylphenylal anylisoleucylcystei nylprolylprolylas partyl-

    alanylas partylaspartylaspartyl leucylleucylargin ylglutaminyl-

    i soleucyla lanylseryltyrosylgl ycylarginylglycyl tyrosylthreonyl-

    tyrosylleuc ylleucylserylarginy lalanylglycylvalylth reonylglycyl-

    alanylgl utamylasparag inylarginylalany lalanylleucyll eucyllysyl-

    glu tamyltyrosyl asparaginylala nylalanylprolylpro lylleucylglutaminyl-

    gly cylphenylalanylgly sylisoleucylserylal anylprolylaspa rtylglutaminyl -

    valyllysyl alanylalanylisole ucylaspartylalanyl glycylalanylalan yl-

    glycylalanyli soleucylserylglycyl serylalanylisoleuc ylvaly llysylisoleu cyl-

    isoleuc ylglutamylgl utaminylhis tidylasparagin ylisoleucylglu tamyl-

    proly lglutamyll ysylmethionylle ucylalanyl alanylleucylly sylvalylphenyl -

    alanylval ylglutaminylproly lmethionyllysyl alanylalanylthreon ylarginy-

    lserine.

    Absolutely true.

    Do you have any idea how long it took me to copy this down?

    Source(s): http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexperts/faq/aboutwo... http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/a182765 plse give me 10pnts PS letter (34letters)to (52letters) and the formula are too long so i put a space in the middle so you can read it
    • 5 years agoReport

      I don't think longest = most difficult, as long as you can sound it our based on normal rules. I think words like hemorrhage with silent letters are harder.

  • Andy S
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The longest word ever to appear in a non-technical dictionary of English is..

    pneumonoultramicroscopic-

    silicovolcanoconiosis

    it's a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica or quartz dust ;-)

    The real longest official word if you include (chemical names) is 1,913 letters. The term for the formula C(1289)H(2051)N(343)O(375)S(8). It'd be pretty hard to spell correctly...

    Methionylglutaminylarginyltyrosylglutamylserylleucylphenyl-

    alanylalanylglutaminylleucyllysylglutamylarginyllysyglutamyl-

    gycylalanylphenylalanylvalylprolylphenylalanylvalylthreonyl-

    leucylglycylaspartylprolylglycyllisoleucylglutamylglutaminyl-

    serylleucyllysylisoleucylaspartylthreonylleucylisoleucyl-

    glutamylalanylglycylalanylaspartylalanylleucylglutamylleucyl-

    glycylisoleucylprolylphenylalanylserylaspartylprolylleucyl-

    alanylaspartylglycylprolylthreonylisoleucylglutaminylasparaginyl-

    alanylthreonylleucylarginylalanylphenylalanylalanylalanyl-

    glycylvalylthreonylprolylalanylglutaminylcysteinylphenylalanyl-

    glutamylmethionylleucylalanylleucylisoleucylarginylglutaminyl-

    lysylhistidylprolylthreonylisoleucylprolylisoleucylglycylleucyl-

    leucylmethionyltyrosylalanylasparaginylleucylvalylphenylalanyl-

    asparaginyllysylglycylisoleucylaspartylglutamylphenylalanyl-

    tyrosylalanylglutaminylcysteinylglutamyllysylvalylglycylvalyl-

    aspartylsrylvalylleucylvalylalanylaspartylvalylprolylvalyl-

    glutaminylglutamylserylalanylprolylphenylalanylarginylglutaminyl-

    alanylalanylleucylarginylhistidylasparaginylvalylalanyl-

    prolylisoleucylphenylalanylisoleucylcysteinylprolylprolylaspartyl-

    alanylaspartylaspartylaspartylleucylleucylarginylglutaminyl-

    isoleucylalanylseryltyrosylglycylarginylglycyltyrosylthreonyl-

    tyrosylleucylleucylserylarginylalanylglycylvalylthreonylglycyl-

    alanylglutamylasparaginylarginylalanylalanylleucylleucyllysyl-

    glutamyltyrosylasparaginylalanylalanylprolylprolylleucylglutaminyl-

    glycylphenylalanylglysylisoleucylserylalanylprolylaspartylglutaminyl-

    valyllysylalanylalanylisoleucylaspartylalanylglycylalanylalanyl-

    glycylalanylisoleucylserylglycylserylalanylisoleucylvalyllysylisoleucyl-

    isoleucylglutamylglutaminylhistidylasparaginylisoleucylglutamyl-

    prolylglutamyllysylmethionylleucylalanylalanylleucyllysylvalylphenyl-

    alanylvalylglutaminylprolylmethionyllysylalanylalanylthreonylarginy-

    lserine.

  • Well, there's a fair few that most people wouldn't know where to even begin trying to spell.....

    FOR EXAMPLE:

    - ANTI­DIS­ESTABLISH­MENT­ARIAN­ISM

    - SUPER­CALI­FRAGI­LISTIC­EXPI­ALI­DOCIOUS

    - PNEUMONO­ULTRA­MICRO­SCOPIC­SILICO­VOLCANO­CONIOSIS

    - HEPATICO­CHOLANGIO­CHOLECYST­ENTERO­STOMIES

    - HIPPOPOTO­MONSTRO­SESQUIPED­AL­IAN

    - HONORI­FICABILI­TUDINI­TATIBUS

    - ELECTRO­ENCEPHALO­GRAPHICALLY

    - ANTI­TRANSUB­STAN­TIA­TION­ALIST

    - DIS­PRO­PORTION­ABLE­NESS

    - IN­COM­PREHEN­SIB­ILITIES

    or of course - one that many of you should be familiar with -

    ETYL­SERYL­TYROSYL­ SERYL­ISO­LEUCYL ­THREONYL­SERYL ­PROLYL­SERYL­G LUTAMINYL­ PHENYL­ALANYL­VALY L­PHENY L­ALANYL­LEUCYL­S ERYL­ SERYL­VALYL­TR YPTOPHYL­ALA NYL­ASPART YL­PROL YL­ISOLEUCYL ­GLU TAMYL­LEU CYL­LEUCYL­ASPARAGINYL­VALYL­CYSTEINYL­THREONYL­SERY L­SERYL­LEUC YL­GL YCYL­ ASPARAG INYL­GLU TAMINYL­P HENYL­ALAN YL­GLUTAMINYL ­THREONYL­ GLUTAMIN YL­GLUTAMI NYL­ALA NYL­ARGINY L­THREONYL ­THREONYL ­GLUTAMI NYL­VALY L­GLUTAMINY L­GLUTAMINY L­PHENYL­A LANYL­SERY L­GLUTAMIN YL­VALYL­TR YPTOPHYL ­LYSYL­PR OLYL­PHENYL ­ALANYL­PROL YL­GLUTAMIN YL­SERYL­ THREONYL ­VALYL­ARG INYL­PHENY L­ALANYL­PROLY L­GLYCYL­A SPARTYL­VALYL ­TYROSYL­LYS YL­VALYL­T YROSYL­ARGINY L­TYROSYL­ASP ARAGINYL­ALAN YL­VALYL­LEUC YL­ASPART YL­PROLYL­L EUCYL­ISOLEU CYL­THREONY L­ALANYL­LEUCY L­LEUCYL­GLY CYL­THREONYL­P HENYL­ALANYL ­ASPARTYL­ THREONYL­ARGI NYL­ASPARAGINY L­ARGINYL­I SOLEUCYL­ISO LEUCYL­GLU TAMYL­VAL YL­GLUTAMYL ­ASPARAG INYL­GLUTA MINYL­GLU TAMINYL­SE RYL­PROL YL­THREO NYL­T HREONYL­ ALANYL­G LUTAMYL ­THREON YL­LEUCYL ­ASPARTY L­ALANYL ­THREONY L­ARGI NYL­ARGIN YL­VALYL ­ASPARTYL­ ASPARTYL­A LANYL­THR EONYL­VA LYL­ALANYL ­ISOLEUCYL ­ARGINYL­ SERYL­AL ANYL­ASPA RAGINYL­I SOLEUCYL­ ASPARAGINY L­LEUCYL­V ALYL­ASPA RAGINYL­ GLUTAMYL­L EUCYL­VALY L­ARGINYL­GL YCYL­THREON YL­GLYCY L­LEUCYL­ TYROSYL­A SPARAGINYL­G LUTAMINYL­AS PARAGINYL ­THREONYL­ PHENYL­ALANY L­GLUTAMYL ­SERYL­METHIO NYL­SERYL­GLYC YL­LEUCYL­VALY L­TRYPTOPHY L­THREONYL­S ERYL­ALANYL ­PROLYL­ALANY L­SERINE

    or..... tobacco! Those of you who smoke - This is what you are putting in your body every time you take a drag...

    happy smoking!

    Source(s): me!
  • smock
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Hardest Word To Spell

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  • armiso
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Hard Words To Spell

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    W-H-A-T. What's so hard about spelling what? You say "what" is the hardest word to spell in the english language, but I don't think it's too bad and I think a lot of people would agree with me...

  • 1 decade ago

    With 45 characters:

    pneumono-

    ultra-

    microscopic-

    silico-

    volcano-

    koniosis

    *i had to cut them into parts as the site would not display it in a whole line! It is supposed to be spelled in one line.

    which means a lung disease caused by breathing in particles of siliceous volcanic dust.

    It is so long that I bet even users of yahoo answers wouldn't fit the whole word in one line inside this frame.

    Everett Smith, the President of The National Puzzlers' League, in 1935 purely for the purpose of inventing a new "longest word".

    Source(s): Although not used in the UK, it has appeared in Webster's dictionary. Biology 202 in college.
  • 1 decade ago

    This depends. When I was a kid I found the words necessary and sausage difficult to spell. A friend of mine found the word elephant difficult to spell. I reckon we should start a poll of all children and see which words come top.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It depends if you're an english speaker or not! lol

    Cos' if you aren't then you can spell in a very special way :p (since you hear something totally unpronounciable in your opinion)

  • 1 decade ago

    Hardest obviously

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