Is this the world's longest word?
Chemical name of protein is 189,819 letters long
It's 189,819 letters long and takes more than three hours to say, but is this the world's longest word?
Methionylthreonylthreonylglutaminylarginyl…isoleucine is the chemical name of Titan, the world's largest protein, according to Geekologie.com.
A Russian man recently recorded a video of himself pronouncing the word. Sitting at a desk next to a potted flower, he spends three hours and 33 minutes reciting the entire mouthful.
But although Methionylthreonylthreonylglutaminylarginyl…isoleucine qualifies as the longest word in English, don't expect to find it in the dictionary.
Because it's a technical term for a chemical, it won't appear there.
In fact, some lexicographers aren't sure whether the name of a chemical actually qualifies as a word, and are dubious of its world's longest word status, according to The Huffington Post.
One thing's for sure. It is a mouthful.
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