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  • 1. HERE IS A SELECTION OF RECORD-BREAKING WORDS: 
    Typewriter words, 
    sub alphabetic words, symmetrical words, most looked-up words, most misspelled words 
    And 
    the longest words .
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  • 2. Typewriter Words
    TYPEWRITER (10 letters) can be typed using only the top row of keys on a standard keyboard. Other ten-letter words with this property are 
    PEPPERROOT, PEPPERWORT,
    PERPETUITY, 
    PEWTERWORT, PIROUETTER, 
    PREREQUIRE, 
    PRETORTURE,PROPRIETOR, 
    REPERTOIRE, 
    REPETITORY, TETTERWORT.
    If hyphens are allowed, then 
    TEETER-TOTTER (12 letters) is possible, as is TEETER-TOTTERER (14 letters), although the latter is not found in dictionaries. Another possible 12-letter word,POWERTRIPPER, is also not in any major dictionary.
  • 3. SHAKAL SHAS 
    (10 letters) is the longest word which can be typed using only the middle row of letters on the keyboard.
    Others include 
    HAGGADAHS, 
    FLAGFALLS,
    HADASSAHS, 
    GALAGALA, 
    GALAHADS, 
    HASKALAH, and 
    ALFALFAS.
  • 4. The only dictionary
    word which can
    be typed using only the bottom row of letters is
    ZZZ 
    (to indicate sleeping).
    (There are no vowels in the bottom
    row)
  • 5. AFTERCATARACTS, 
    TESSERADECADES 
    and 
    TETRASTEARATES 
    (each 14 letters) are the longest words which can be typed using
    only the fingers
    of the 
    left hand,
    using the
    standard
    method of typing.
  • 6. Using only the fingers
    of the 
    right hand,
    one can type the
    12-letter word 
    JOHNNY-JUMP-UP 
    (common name for
    a flower)
    including the
    hyphens,
    and also
    PHYLLOPHYLLIN 
    (13 letters).
  • 7. Sub -alphabetic Words
    FICKLEHEADED 
    and 
    FIDDLEDEEDEE 
    are the longest English words consisting only of letters in the 
    first half of the alphabet,
    each being 12 letters long.
    The 13-letter
    CABBAGEHEADED and 
    ILLEFFACEABLE 
    are not in dictionaries. Unfortunately, neither is 
    HIGGLEHAGGLED 
    nor 
    GIBBLEGABBLED,
    also 13 letters each.
  • 8. It is harder
    to
    make long words
    from the 
    second half of
    the alphabet,
    as there are only two vowels, and these vowels are less common than those found in the first half of the alphabet.
    The longest is 
    NONSUPPORTS (11 letters), although if place names are allowed then the 13-letter words 
    TUTTOQQORTOOQ 
    (in Greenland) and ROSSOUWSPOORT 
    (in South Africa)
    are valid.
  • 9. ACCEDED, 
    CABBAGE, 
    BAGGAGE, 
    DEFACED, 
    EFFACED,
    and 
    FEEDBAG 
    are seven-letter
    words which can
    be played
    on a musical
    instrument,
    that
    is to say they
    contain only
    letters in the
    range A-G. 
    CABBAGED,
    at eight letters,
    is the longest
    such
    word.
  • 10. Most looked-up and most misspelled Words-
    PARADIGM 
    was the word most frequently looked up in 1998 in the Merriam-Webster online
    dictionary.
    Some other words frequently looked up, besides obscene words, were 
    UBIQUITOUS, 
    ESOTERIC, 
    OXYMORON, 
    SERENDIPITY, 
    HUBRIS, 
    OBSEQUIOUS,
    and 
    ECLECTIC.
  • 11. In 2001, the ten most
    frequently looked up
    words in the
    Cambridge
    Dictionaries
    Online were 
    SERENDIPITY, 
    IDIOM, 
    PARADIGM, 
    UBIQUITOUS,
    DICTIONARY, 
    PRAGMATIC, 
    EFFECT, 
    GRY, 
    JINGOISM,
    and 
    FOIBLE.
    The most frequently
    looked up article in
    the World Book
    Encyclopaedia is
    said to be 
    SNAKE.
  • 12. The words most likely to be misspelled 
    (ratio of incorrect to correct spelling)
    according to a study of Usenet traffic some years ago were 
    DUMBELL, 
    OCCURRENCE,
    MEMENTO, 
    FRUSTUM, 
    COLLECTIBLE, 
    AMATEUR, 
    DAIQUIRI, 
    PASTIME,
    ACCIDENTALLY, 
    PLAYWRIGHT, 
    EMBARRASS, 
    ACQUIT, 
    HARASS,
    and
    PRONUNCIATION.
  • 13. The same study showed the words most frequently misspelled (by gross count) to be: 
    RECEIVE, 
    ALOT, 
    AMATEUR, 
    SEPARATE, 
    REALIZE, 
    THEIR,
    DEFINITE, 
    INDEPENDENT, 
    WEIRD, 
    EMBARRASS, 
    ARGUMENT, 
    NO ONE, 
    ACQUIRE,
    ACCIDENTALLY, 
    OCCURRENCE, 
    COLLECTIBLE, 
    RIDICULOUS, 
    MANEUVER, 
    LIAISON,
    GAUGE, 
    ATHEIST, 
    GRAMMAR, 
    SUPERSEDE, 
    KERNEL, and CONSENSUS.
  • 14. Longest Words
    (45) PNEUMONO ULTRA MICRO SCOPIC SILICO VOLCANO CONIOSIS 
    (also spelled
    PNEUMONO ULTRA MICRO SCOPIC SILICO VOLCANO KONIOSIS)
    = a lung disease caused by breathing in particles of siliceous volcanic dust.This is the longest word in any English dictionary. However, it was coined by Everett Smith, the President of The National Puzzlers' League, in 1935 purely for the purpose of inventing a new "longest word". 
    The Oxford English Dictionary described the word as factitious. Nevertheless it also appears in the Webster's, Random House, and Chambers dictionaries.
  • 15.  HEPATICO CHOLANGIO CHOLECYST ENTERO STOMIES 
    = a surgical creation of a connection between the gall bladder and a hepatic duct and between the intestine and the gall bladder.This is the longest word in Gould's Medical Dictionary.
    SUPER –CALI- FRAGI -LISTIC -EXPI -ALI -DOCIOUS 
    = song title from the Walt Disney movie
    ‘Mary Poppins.’It is in the Oxford English Dictionary.
    "But then one day I learned a wordThat saved me achin' nose,The biggest word you ever 'eard,And this is 'ow it goes:Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!"
  • 16. Chemical Terms
    Two chemical terms (3,641 and 1,913 letters long) have
    appeared in the 
    Guinness Book of World Records.
    They were withdrawn because
    they have never been used
    by chemists, and there is
    no theoretical limit to the length
    of possible legitimate chemical terms.
    A DNA molecule could have a name of over
    1,000,000,000
    letters if it was written out in full.
  • 17. (1,185) Acetyl seryltyrosylserylisoleucylthreonylserylprolylseryl­glutaminyl phenyl alanylvalyl phenyl alanylleucylserylserylvalyl­tryptophylalanylaspartylprolylisoleucylglutamylleucylleucyl­asparaginylvalylcysteinylthreonylserylserylleucylglycyl­asparaginylglutaminyl phenyl alanylglutaminylthreonylglutaminyl­glutaminylalanylarginylthreonylthreonylglutaminylvalyl­glutaminylglutaminyl phenyl alanylserylglutaminylvalyltryptophyl­lysylprolyl phenyl alanylprolylglutaminylserylthreonylvalyl­arginyl phenyl alanylprolylglycylaspartylvalyltyrosyllysylvalyl­tyrosylarginyltyrosylasparaginylalanylvalylleucylaspartyl­prolylleucylisoleucylthreonylalanylleucylleucylglycylthreonyl­phenylalanylaspartylthreonylarginylasparaginylarginylisoleucyl­isoleucylglutamylvalylglutamylasparaginylglutaminylglutaminyl­serylprolylthreonylthreonylalanylglutamylthreonylleucyl­aspartylalanylthreonylarginylarginylvalylaspartylaspartyl­alanylthreonylvalylalanylisoleucylarginylserylalanylasparaginyl­isoleucylasparaginylleucylvalylasparaginylglutamylleucylvalyl­arginylglycylthreonylglycylleucyltyrosylasparaginylglutaminyl­asparaginylthreonyl phenyl alanylglutamylserylmethionylseryl­glycylleucylvalyltryptophylthreonylserylalanylprolylalanyl­serine 
    = Tobacco Mosaic Virus, Dahlemense Strain.This word has appeared in the American Chemical Society's Chemical Abstracts and is thus considered by some to be the longest real word.
  • 18. This is the coat protein of the Dahlemense strain of the
    tobacco mosaic virus, the name of which is considered to be the longest real word.
  • 19. Images : Google Search,
    Text : http://www.fun-with-words.com
    Music : ArmikDashchi, ‘For Annette’
    2010