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Bababadal­gharagh­takammin­arronn­konn­bronn­tonn­erronn­tuonn­thunn­trovarrhoun­awnskawn­toohoo­hoordenen­thurnuk (101 letters) is the fifth longest word in English, the word was coined by J. Joyce in Finnegans Wake, it allegedly represents the symbolic thunderclap associated with the fall of Adam and Eve. It depicts the word for “thunder” in various languages. In the novel J. Joyce coined ten 101-letter words (ten thunders), “each is a cryptogram or codified explanation of the thundering and reverberating consequences of the major technological changes in all human history” (Marshall McLuhan) (read more):

2. (thunder): Perkodhuskurunbarggruauyagokgorlayorgromgremmitghund-hurthrumathunaradidillifaititillibumullunukkunun
3. (clap): klikkaklakkaklaskaklopatzklatschabattacreppycrottygraddaghsem-mihsammihnouithappluddyappladdypkonpkot
4. (whore): Bladyughfoulmoecklenburgwhurawhorascortastrumpapornane-nnykocksapastippatappatupperstrippuckputtanach
5.: Thingcrooklyexineverypasturesixdixlikencehimaroundhersthemaggerby-kinkinkankanwithdownmindlookingated
6. (shut the door): Lukkedoerendunandurraskewdylooshoofermoyporter-tooryzooysphalnabortansporthaokansakroidverjkapakkapuk
7.: Bothallchoractorschumminaroundgansumuminarumdrumstrumtruminahu-mptadumpwaultopoofoolooderamaunsturnup
8.: Pappappapparrassannuaragheallachnatullaghmonganmacmacmacwhackfa-lltherdebblenonthedubblandaddydoodled
9. (cough): husstenhasstencaffincoffintussemtossemdamandamnacosaghc-usaghhobixhatouxpeswchbechoscashlcarcarcaract
10. (Norse gods): Ullhodturdenweirmudgaardgringnirurdrmolnirfenrirlukkilo-kkibaugimandodrrerinsurtkrinmgernrackinarockar

Want to hear the first thunder word? Here’s one crazy reading:

All ten thunders (without breaks):

Bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk; Perkodhuskurunbarggruauyagokgorlayorgromgremmitghundhurthrumathunaradidillifaititillibumullunukkunun; Klikkaklakkaklaskaklopatzklatschabattacreppycrottygraddaghsemmihsammihnouithappluddyappladdypkonpkot; Bladyughfoulmoecklenburgwhurawhorascortastrumpapornanennykocksapastippatappatupperstrippuckputtanach; Thingcrooklyexineverypasturesixdixlikencehimaroundhersthemaggerbykinkinkankanwithdownmindlookingated; Lukkedoerendunandurraskewdylooshoofermoyportertooryzooysphalnabortansporthaokansakroidverjkapakkapuk; Bothallchoractorschumminaroundgansumuminarumdrumstrumtruminahumptadumpwaultopoofoolooderamaunsturnup; Pappappapparrassannuaragheallachnatullaghmonganmacmacmacwhackfalltherdebblenonthedubblandaddydoodled; Husstenhasstencaffincoffintussemtossemdamandamnacosaghcusaghhobixhatouxpeswchbechoscashlcarcarcaract; Ullhodturdenweirmudgaardgringnirurdrmolnirfenrirlukkilokkibaugimandodrrerinsurtkrinmgernrackinarockar.

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