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On 2007-06-19 16:37, Doug Higley wrote:
Fart. They seem to last forever. I think it's French.


Interesting. Personally, I always enjoyed it when Captain Kirk would say, "Mr. Sulu, lock Farton Torpedoes on target and await my command."
My ex-cat was named "Muffin". "Vomit" would be a better name for her. AKA "The Evil Ball of Fur".
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On 2007-06-18 00:13, Patrick Differ wrote:
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I dare you to say that 3 times real fast...
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On 2007-06-18 03:28, gaddy wrote:
What's the longest non-scientific word?


At one point, antidisestablishmentarianism was the longest word in the English language, but I believe that there are a few new ones.
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What was that word out of Marry Poppins?
Cards never lie
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Also made up and without meaning but made for a fun song. I believe the authors are still alive and wrote new songs for the Broadway show.
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A quick search on Google should reveal the longest technical or scientific word as well as the longest non-technical.

I happen to find this one which was listed as the longest non-technical in the Oxford English Dictionary with 29 letters: Floccinaucinihilipilification found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floccinaucinihilipilification

Its meaning is: "the act or habit of estimating or describing something as worthless, or making something to be worthless by deprecation".

This word is an example of its definition...
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This word is an example of its definition...


Irony if I ever saw it. I love this stuff.
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly,
Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to show when you are there.

Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair
-can ne'er come down again.
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On 2007-06-18 14:52, Vandy Grift wrote:
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On 2007-06-18 14:01, kregg wrote:
"What's the longest non-scientific word?"

Time.


I thought it was "smiles" because there is a "mile" in between the two s's. Or something like that.



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It seems "... and now a word from our sponsor" is the longest Smile

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The acknowledged longest word is:
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis which is a bronchial condition due to the silcone content from volcanic ash.
And I spelled it from memory.
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On 2007-06-20 20:32, Andy the cardician wrote:
What was that word out of Marry Poppins?


Let's see if I can get this right;

Supercalifagilisticexpialidosous.

We were doing a "filk sing" at a sci-fi convention once and they did that song. I was the one who popped up with the line; "You know, you can say it backwards which is dosousaliexpiouddifragicalirepus but that going a bit far, don't you think?"

It dawned on me that she doesn't actually say the word backwards... she (or the songwriters) have reversed the groups of sylibyls (sp) but each individual group is still pronounced frontwards except for the last one.

Then, watching the pre-parade special on the Macy's Thankgiving Day parade, they had the Broadway cast of "Mary Poppins" doing that song and in THAT version she actually does say the entire word backwards! Must've taken weeks to get it right!
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On 2007-06-18 10:25, Blindside785 wrote:
Isn't the shortest sentence in the bible "He cried."


In the King James Version, Revelation XXII 21 ends with the sentence. "Amen."

John
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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