Longest Word in the World

Longest Wordin the World

If you want to know the record holder for the longest word in the world, then you're in the right place. The longest word in English published by a major dictionary is Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The word which consists of 45 letter is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, "a factitious word alleged to mean 'a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust, causing inflammation in the lungs".

These are the longest words in a number of languages. The longest word in Arabic mentioned in The Holy Qur'an is فأسقيناكموه, which is 11 letters, and means "and we give it to you to drink". The longest usual word in French is anticonstitutionnellement (25 letters), meaning "anticonstitutionally" (in a way which is not conforming to the constitution). In German, a 79 letter word, Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft, was named the longest published word in the German language by the 1996 Guinness Book of World Records, but longer words are possible.

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Loggers have an extremely deadly job, enough so that the History Channel has made a series, Ax Men, following daily dangers faced by members of the logging industry. Often working at heights, using dangerous machinery and with the ever-present danger of falling trees, logging workers rank third with an 82.1 fatality rate. Also note that the daily commute is normally considered the most dangerous part of the work day. Thus, jobs that require you to be on the road would understandably have a high death rate. With 940 deaths in 2006, Drivers had a fatality rate of 27.1 deaths per 100,000. Finally the higher up you work, the more fatal your fall will be. Roofers have a high incidence of slips and falls. With 82 fatalities in 2006. Add to that list farmers, who often operates heavy machinery and has a high incidence of workplace injury, at 37.1 deaths per 100,000 on the job.

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