Pronouncing the longest English word

November 23, 2012 | By Abraham | 10 comments

If your definition of “word” is broad enough to include totally contrived and ridiculous chemical names, then the technical term for Titin is the winner in the longest-word category. It is 189,819 characters and takes this fellow 3-and-a-half hours to read.

You’re not going to watch it, I trust, but I thought you might like to know it exists…

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  1. Beepage says:

    for an English word it sounded alot like a bunch of Russian words all strung together spoken by a guy with a pretty strong Russian accent. And it sounded like he said “that’s it” at the end in Russian. ??

  2. Nic says:

    He’s just saying all the amino acids in Titin, and Titin happens to be the largest known polypeptide. This shouldn’t count, imho.

  3. Clareabell says:

    This is a very elaborate joke…he grew and beard and the plant died in just 3 and a half hours? It’s not even funny…

    1. K says:

      Plus the clock is wrong. And they cut it at around 2 hours 9 minutes to kill the flowers. WAY TO RUIN THE MAGIC. (Although he does still speak for three and a half hours…)

  4. Cameron says:

    All I heard after a while was “bingle-dongle-dingle-dangle yickity-doo yickity-dah ping-pong lippy-tappy-too-tah.”

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