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Are you hexakosioihexekontahexaphobic?
By Psuxes (Translasted by Minizyl) - Aug. 24, 2010   


Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is the fear of the number 666.

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With its 29 letters it is one of the longest words in English (and it is very hard to pronounce), yet it is not recognized as such because it belongs to a specialized language. For exemple, the full name of the largest-known protein, also called titin, is 189,819-letters-long.

Sources:

Wikipedia – List of Phobias
Wikipedia – Longest words in english


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spontexdawg
spontexdawg - Feb. 22, 2012 - 23:07 - (link to the comment)

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DEAR SPONTEX,
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Greetings.
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Are you hexakosioihexekontahexaphobic?
Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is the fear of the number 666.
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With its 29 letters it is one of the longest words in english (and it is very hard to pronounce), yet it is not recognized as such because it belongs to a specialized language. For exemple, the full name of the largest known protein, also called titin, is 189,819 letters long.
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Something of the same genre cannot be one of the (a superlative). One of the longer words would be correct.
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189,819 letters long would be 189,819-letters long—as in compound adjective. . . . largest-known protein . . . , too.
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english is English even in the middle of a sentence.
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If you care, commas and periods “go” inside of closing-quotation marks (unless you are in Canada or England).
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I assume English is not your first language so, if that is true, I have to compliment you on that you write it better than a huge percentage of Americans.
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WITH ENTHUSIASM,
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t r a c y .
Portland, Oregon, USA
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Ya' gotta love that the last four of my home phone are 6666. I get to experience hexakosioihexekontahexaphobics regularly. I tell them that they don't get it—four beats three.
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Beri
Beri - Feb. 23, 2012 - 15:29 - (link to the comment)

Thank you very much Tracy for this constructive comment.
Please don't hesitate to do the same for any DYK that you would be reading, we really enjoy any improvement.
As you said, we are not native speaker.

I have a question about the use of comparison and superlative :
1. If my parents have two children, then I am the elder one.
2. If my parents have three children, then I am the eldest one.

In the first case, only 2 people, so it is only a comparison, the second case shows a superlative because there are more people.

In the present case of the DYK:

one of the longest words

Why do you suggest ?

one of the longer words

There are more than 2 words I assume. Please enlighten me.
What do you mean then with inside quotation marks ? In ths DYK, I see none. Were you speaking generally just as a hint for us ?
Everything else was corrected already and i thank you for that.