Word Of The Day
I got a word for you.
It's a word, and also a tongue twister, so do your best to say it out loud as you read, okay?
Curtesy of wikipedia, pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis refers to a lung disease contracted from the inhalation of very fine silica particles, specifically from a volcano; medically, it is the same as silicosis.
Fun Fact: It is also the longest word in the English dictionary as it consists 45 (!) letters. Ouch. Who was the brilliant mind that came up with this word?! Did they have an agenda to compete with German for longest most difficult-to-pronounce words? Does anyone actually use this term in the medical field!?
So many questions, I know...
Join me in solving this riddle. Or forget I overwhelmed you with this insanely unimportant bit of information. Unless you happen to contract pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. Then, that word will have a whole new meaning for ya. Get well from, you know what, soon!
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In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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