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The longest word in English (and in the world) contains 3,609,750 letters and means the current day or date between real and imaginable today. It was coined by writer, director, artist and linguistic provocateur Nigel Tomm in his book The Blah Story, Volume 19. The word occupies 812 pages (read more and download entire book for free)

Here’s an excerpt of the word:

somewhenotodayoundressomecologicalinenumerousexyeslowillingnesshotstr-angereactioneglectabulationumberightonightomorrowidoweremembersufficien-togethernessobviousoomphilariousayourselforeasonablexplorerideseriouservan-twinklechoingoosevenowomeneedoorbellikelectricalamplantingoverockslightly-ellowelluminousportuitionevereoccupiesilentouringadderoastsalmonearlyowlec-habitationationalizespecialegornamentitartanomineejectwolivesubjectwentiet-hypertextransformereappearstaticrazyoungsterunearbyachtoo…eddingown

Cover image of The Blah Story, Volume 19:

 

The word was coined using simple algorithm:

Apparently Tomm’s neological method (or is it madness?) is to string together words where the last letter of one word is the same as the first letter of another. So “somewhennotoday” comes from “somewhen”, “not”, and “today” (with the common first and last letters reduced to one character). (read more)

Moreover, the word contains all previously known longest words (page numbers where these words can be found in The Blah Story, Volume 19 book are given):

  • lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotrimmatosilphio-paraomelitokatakechymenokichlepikossyphophattoperisteralektryo-noptekephalliokigklopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetraganopterygon (4 page);
  • taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu (53 page);
  • pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (103 page);
  • pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism (153 page);
  • floccinaucinihilipilification (203 page);
  • antidisestablishmentarianism (253 page);
  • honorificabilitudinitatibus (303 page);
  • aldiborontiphoscophornio (353 page);
  • chrononhotonthologos (353 page);
  • bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonn-thunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk (503 page);
  • supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (803 page).

 

Want to hear this 3.6 million letters word live? Then listen to the robot: 

P.S. All The Blah Story, Volume 19 can be downloaded for free from Nigel Tomm’s Amazon page.

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15 Comments

  1. this is a stupid waste of time. why would anyone want to write the longest nonsense word in the world? go get a job. or a girlfriend.

  2. WOW!

    • lolooololollollololo
    • Posted September 19, 2008 at 3:39 pm
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    who would be so sick to write a word that contains 3.6m words ;/

  3. My God, what a person without a life!

  4. the person who had invented this much longest word , must had been one , who had no work

  5. Obviously you guys don’t have a life to be looking up the longest word in the world so you guys can STFU because your being retarded.

  6. daniel… look whos talking shtface

  7. there is a longer one

  8. I like pusssssssssy :D:D:D:D:D:DD

  9. Loser. Just loser.

  10. Rofl!!!!
    The robot creeps me out!! D:

  11. ….Hah, that so called number 1 longest word ever in the English language doesn’t even exsist..I don’t think…just read that word carefully, ennunciating each word, and you’ll see that it’s just som weird nonsence thing…Pneumonoultramicoscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is the longest word…:) try saying it, it’s fun!

  12. lol this word is the best i am going to use it in my next peace of english course work as i have not wrote much but i think she will be shocked to see how much i have written and improved my word usageness and i dont understand why you guys are complaining use it in your work to look smart!

  13. it realy nice to wrote there much long word

  14. Imagine you reading a book and come across that word. That would be weird


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