Vanity of vocabulary ...
This is a weird dilemma that I have faced since last 20 years now; to be more specific since the time I have graduated from
So, I often wonder if it is possible to know just anything and everything about a language and its vocabulary. Is it really feasible to have 100% vocabulary of a particular language, even if it is ones mother tongue? To my utter dismay and shame I realize that I do not know so many words that exist in Bengali which happens to be my mother tongue! :-(
a few tongue twisters and head - reeling read for you ---- (gathered from different websites)
This word has 27 letters which appears in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act V, Scene I, which means “invincible glorious” or “Honorableness.”
This is the best known long word which has 28 letters. It means “opposition to the withdrawal of state support or recognition from an established church, esp. the Anglican Church in 19th-century
This 30- letter-word is a non-scientific word and it appears in the first edition of the
This 34- appears in the
This 39-letter long is the longest word found in Gould’s Medical Dictionary. It is a surgical terminology, which refers to surgical creation of a connection between the gall bladder and a hepatic duct and between the intestine and the gall bladder.
This 45-letter long word is the longest word found in dictionaries. According to the eighth edition of Webster dictionary, it means, “pneumoconiosis disease caused by inhaling small particles of quartzite.” This is the scientific name for a coal miner’s disease, which is particularly caused by breathing in particles of siliceous volcanic dust. It is the lung disease that miners in
This word has 100 letters. It appeared in the book titled “Finnegan wake” written by Irish author, Andean James Joyce, 1882- 1942. This word refers to the downfall of Adam and Eve.