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Tip of the Day: The biggest word in the dictionary… No one understands it.

The longest word in the English language is:
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
Sorry, guys, but unless I did a Google search for that one, I wouldn’t have a clue that it was some fancy word for some lung disease. I might have been able to guess, because pneumon- is the root for words that pertain to the lungs and -osis normally means some medical condition, but must we really use such a long word in our writing? Just because the word exists doesn’t mean that we should use it. Let’s face it, the longest words in the dictionary, no one understands them. (Well, maybe a select few, but I’m not one of them.)

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