Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Published on 16 Oct 2020

In honour of National Dictionary Day, here is today's Dictionary themed Fun Fact Friday! 

Did you know that...

"Move over, antidisestablishmentarianism! The longest English word that generally appears in dictionaries is “pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis,” the name of a lung disease. It has forty-five letters. According to Lexico, this word was actually created to poke fun at long, overly technical medical terms. " (Jones, 2020)

 

References: 

Jones, Meghan. (2020, October 3). 15 Fascinating Facts About Dictionaries That Will Make You Want to Pick One Up. Retrieved from Reader's Digest: https://www.rd.com/list/fascinating-dictionary-facts/ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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