1 year ago
Last edited at 8:43PM on 3/31/2013
I vote for this one, Kountrieboy. It's the longest word in the world...92 letters long: Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaunga-horonukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu
It is the Maori (language) placename on an otherwise unremarkable hill which is 305 metres high, near Mangaorapa and close to Porangahau, south of Waipukurau, between Hastings and Dannevirke, in southern Hawkes Bay, New Zealand >:-0
I hate to admit it because I'm a pretty good speller and a teacher, but....I always second guess myself when I spell "similar". It seems like it should be spelled like "familiar" with the "iar" ending.
Helixaqua has probably given the definitive answer.
However I once had a job where I was required to fill out a form explaining why I taken a day's sick leave the previous day. In the box beside "nature of illness" I misspelled diarrhoea three different ways, crossed each out neatly, then wrote "stomach upset".