Got 3 hours to kill? Then watch this guy pronounce the longest word in the English language

For the majority of you out there who don’t know, the longest word in the English language is 189,819 letters long and is the full chemical name for titin, a protein found in the human body.   The word itself is disputed whether it’s actually a word or not—at least according to Wikipedia—but for those of us who believe, it’s full pronunciation has finally been recorded for posterity’s sake.

So if you’re dying to hear how Methionylalanylthreonylserylarginylglycylalanylserylarginylcyst…etc., etc., etc. is pronounced, better clear up your schedule, because you’re going to need a good three hours to listen to it in its entirety.  Plus it’s just a video of some guy reading a ridiculously long sciency-type word, and apart from the plant dying and his beard growing, the clip itself is a monumental bore.

Then again, some of you are sadists and would enjoy this kind of boring, mindless torture, so have at it (via Buzzfeed)…

Know what’s even more difficult than reading that monstrosity? Using it in a sentence.


Jeff Greenwell is the writer/editor of Last Angry Fan. Jeff has been known to rock a Speedo while belting out Robert Goulet tunes from his front porch, and in his spare time he enjoys capturing and training feral goats to be his minions. Also known to dig a nice brick of cheese from time to time.
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