Jan 16, 2007

A few long words!

"Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu", is 85 lettered word , the Maori name for an otherwise unremarkable hill, 305 metres high, close to Porangahau, south of Waipukurau in southern Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. The height of this is some how equated to the letters worded to its name?

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, is a village on the island of Anglesey in Wales, situated on the Menai Strait next to Menai Bridge and across the strait from Bangor. The long form of the name is the longest officially recognized place name in the United Kingdom and one of the longest in the world, being 58 letters in length.

Officially the longest word is 'floccinaucinihilipilification' at 29 characters, meaning 'the act of estimating as worthless'. Act of estimating as worthless? The number of letters in it already had spoken for self & hence further need not be termed.

The humuhumu-nukunuku-a-pua'a, or reef triggerfish, is Hawaii's official state fish
having 22 letters. If you got to eat it better take it down in your PDA before you head for it.

The Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft, was a sub organization in Vienna, Austria of the Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaft (DDSG), a shipping company for transporting passengers and cargo on the Danube. Never been good in German.

Rinderkennzeichnungs- und Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz, is a law of the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern of 2000, dealing with the supervision of the labeling of beef. Pass, refer above.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.com is the longest single word (without hyphens) .com
domain name in the world. Who is going to remember this?

World's Longest Palindrome is 17,259 words. Its too long to be listed here, so you need to click here & read it if you have time.