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The ordinary-sized words are for everyone, but the big ones are especially for children.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Sunday Rest: pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism. Word Not To Use Today.

Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism is, probably, the longest word in the English language that hasn't been specially made up to be the longest word in the English language.

Pseudopseudo etc is a genetically-transmitted disease.

It is also a Sunday, which is supposed to be a day of rest.

So let's, well, rest, shall we?

(Honestly two pseudos in a row...what were they thinking?)

Sunday Rest: pseudopseudohypoparathyroisism. The only interesting thing about this word is the thyroid bit, which comes from the Greek word thureos, which is a door-shaped shield.

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