Apr. 8th, 2010

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Lopado­temacho­selacho­galeo­kranio­leipsano­drim­hypo­trimmato­silphio­parao­melito­katakechy­meno­kichl­epi­kossypho­phatto­perister­alektryon­opte­kephallio­kigklo­peleio­lagoio­siraio­baphe­tragano­pterygon is the name of a fictitious dish coined by Aristophanes in his comedy "Assemblywomen". Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz is the longest German word (although, since German allows to mash-up words together, words in German could be infinitely long, you should see 999) and is part of the name of a law regarding the labeling of beef.(Rinderkennzeichnungs- und Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz it's the whole name)
The name of the protein titin, on the other hand, has 189,819 letters, making it the largest word in any language, but chemical compounds get written by their formula, so no candy.
More on crazily long words on the wiki article. Don't you just <3 Wikipedia?

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