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Pronouncing the longest English word

Nov 23, 2012 By Abraham

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…

(via BuzzFeed)


  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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