Some mouthful

Some mouthful

The longest word in the English language belongs to Titin, a protein involved in muscle elasticity.

At 189,819 letters long, it would approximately three and a half hours to pronounce (at a stretch *ha*).

Don’t believe me? check it out here.

During its spoken time, you could also:

– Fly to Hungary.

– Watch either The Godfather II, Titanic or La Dolce Vita
(including a 30 min cry).

– Cook a mean pork belly…

 

Despite the its well-endowed length, lexicographers tend not to accept chemical formulae as a word, so technically doesn’t hold a place within the dictionary.
However you see this (a word, formulae, novella, headache..?), perhaps size doesn’t count after all…

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