Move over, Mary Poppins, there’s a new tongue twister in town.
Sing this one out loud, sisters:
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Unlike supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, floccinaucinihilipilification is a real (read: definitively definable) word. Saying it, however, is a challenge best broken into syllables.
Take a big breath and say it with me:
This rarely uttered Latin-based noun refers to an inherent lack of value. Something like, “The painting was forged by a copycat artist, so it was dismissed by the Antiques Roadshow as a floccinaucinihilipilification.”
But, the term’s primary claim to fame is its length—another one of the longest words in the English language.
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