Tuesday, July 10, 2007

"That's Not a Word!" Word of the Day.

We haven't had one of these in awhile...

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (n.)

(NOO-muh-noh-UL-truh-MY-kruh-SKOP-ik-SIL -i-koh-vol-KAY-no-KOH-nee-O-sis, nyoo-)
A lung disease caused by inhaling fine particles of silica.



Anchored Cubicle uses "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" in a sentence:

I do not know anyone who has died from a bad, or minor, case of pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

3 comments:

Megan said...

holy word of the day batman.

and i thought i was solid with my elementary school favorite:

antidisestablishmentarianism

Ashleigh said...

OMG I had to learn how to spell that in 3rd grade... and I still remember how... that'll probably help me out a lot in the future....

Megan said...

encyclopedia was a big one too. i remember spelling it really fast on the bus with my friends - leaving the other children absolutely mystified by our abilities.

and look where it's gotten me.