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How to pronounce the world's longest word

So, it's a Friday in mid-December, and you might find yourself with some free time on your hands. In that case, here is Dmitry Glubovskyi pronouncing the longest word in the world, consisting of 189,819 letters.

The video raises some important questions:

  1. Is this really the longest word in the world? Yes, says Wikipedia.
  2. Is Dmitry actually reading the word or just mumbling? Or speaking in tongues? You be the judge...
  3. What caused the flower to die over the 3 hour 33 minute time span?
It's hilarious that he seems to nod off several times and is visibly growing a beard during the time it takes to read the entire word.

Happy Friday!

[Via The Washington Post]

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  1. Polish translations said...
    Can't believe in this. Does this word mean anything?
    Andres Heuberger said...
    @Polish translations: Yes, apparently it is the chemical name of titin, the largest known protein (Source: Wikipedia)

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