RE: The Longest Word

Damian Morton (
Mon, 25 Oct 1999 01:30:54 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> Rohit quotes:
> > The longest word to appear in standard English dictionaries is
> > pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis. This is the name of a
> > lung disease suffered by miners. It first appeared in Webster's New
> > International Dictionary and then alter in the second edition of the
> > Oxford English Dictionary.
> I believe this word is misspelled; I believe the last few syllables are
> "coniosis". I'm usually pretty good at remembering spellings of words;
> can somebody in possession of the cited dictionaries check? I'd hate
> to go to my grave with a misspelling in my memory -- particularly of
> such a noteworthy word.

holy snapping arseholes, batman, its the the dreaded badspeller, nay, its a
clutch of badspellers all rolled into one.