The Book of Word Records: A Look at Some of the Strangest, Shortest, Longest, and Overall Most Remarkable Words in the English Language
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From antidisestablishmentarianism to zo, a unrivaled collection of today's greatest words!
Have you ever wondered what the longest word in the dictionary is? Or the origin of your go-to curse word?
With The Book of Word Records, you'll uncover hundreds of bizarre, ugly, gross, and otherwise extreme words that have what it takes to break some serious records. From the seven longest speeches ever given to twelve of the most popular passwords used today, each of these entries reveals the history behind the world's most noteworthy expressions and fascinating details on how they stack up against the competition. You'll also learn how to step up your vocabulary with pronunciations, definitions, and sample sentences for each award-winning word.
Whether you're a Scrabble champ looking to get a high score or just want to impress those around you, The Book of Word Records is sure to surprise even the most skilled wordsmith with its one-of-a-kind superlative lists.
it, we guess? It’s practically an Amazon review in and of itself. If someone asked you what’s on the album, you could tell them the title and by the time you were done, if they were still listening, they’d know. The full title did, in fact, appear on the cover. As it happens, the title is so long that that’s all that would even fit on the freaking cover. The effect is, essentially, the very definition of “wall of text.” There’s just barely enough room for the band name, squeezed up there into
when striking a hard surface. It’s onomatopoeia intended specifically for that purpose. Nothing pleasant makes a splat noise when it falls, except for delicious cake, and even then it’s kind of terrible because now you have to clean it up as well as missing out on eating it. Its grossness is directly related to the word “splatter,” which is also highly unpleasant, especially when it involves a bathroom. A SAMPLE SENTENCE: He heard the wet splat before he even knew it was coming and his stomach
they’ve served us well, but eventually we had to come up with a way to pass on the methods for making wheels and tools, and for less tangible things, like warnings of danger. That’s where language came in. And, more than any other invention in our history, language has been the thing that makes us human. Being able to convey ideas and concepts to one another via simple, powerful sounds is how our culture survived, how our knowledge survived, and how we survived. Our strength is in our societies,
seventeen minutes to finish, which means you could just barely fit the whole thing on a single audio CD (those cap out at one hour and twenty minutes), which must have required some expert timing on the audiobook version. Otherwise, how would they find a stopping point for the disc switch? (We assume the reader is probably just dead from being unable to take a breath, anyway.) 2. Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age, 22,347 words The aforementioned work that Jonathan Coe cited as the
Expectations get more cultural recognition, Dickens’s 1859 novel A Tale of Two Cities is his bestseller. Weird, right? The bleak, non-comedic historical fiction that concludes (spoiler alert!) with one of the main characters getting guillotined ends up being way more popular than anything else. Part of the reason is that, while the book is quite popular in English, it’s also extremely popular in French, seeing as the novel is set against the backdrop of the French revolution. In fact, it’s very