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Edit Request to reflect Collins English Dictionary, longest non-coined word etc
Suggested improvement based on the Collins English Dictionary @ www.collinsdictionary.com
The main table at the start of the article gives the 30-letter word "Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism" as the longest non-coined word in a major dictionary. This isn't correct as the Collins English Dictionary includes the 31-letter word dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane. Major dictionaries section also could be updated to reflect this. http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
Collins blog post here (http://www.collinsdictionary.com/words-and-language/interesting-words/the-longest-word-in-the-collins-english-dictionary,38,HCB.html) also contains various words with certain characteristics of length, which could usefully be incorporated into this article.
EDIT REQUEST to "longest words with certain characteristics"; longest voewl-only word is a tie between the already-acknowledged Euouae and Uoiauai. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 01:04, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
According to Merriam-Webster, electroencephalographically is the longest word. (27 letters)
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Is there a reason to why the longest words are in "preformatted" font?
- I'm guessing that the author wanted to use a fixed-width font, so that readers can directly compare the lengths of the words. Ross Finlayson (talk) 20:44, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
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Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (29) is a drug otherwise known as ecstasy. <ref>https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/mdma-ecstasymolly/ref> 188.8.131.52 (talk) 04:27, 20 November 2018 (UTC)