antidisestablishmentarianism


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antidisestablishmentarianism

the principles of those who oppose the with-drawal of the recognition or support of the state from an established church, usually used in referring to the Anglican church in the 19th century in England.
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In the same way, you could argue that laureate is a perfect rhyme with the Nepalese word gloreat, which describes an unwanted build-up of mucus in a nose flute, and czhoreat which is Serbo-Croatian for antidisestablishmentarianism. In rhyming, as in Scrabble, foreign words don't count.
Life was - and (anti) didn't have hideous, Back on TV, Ask The Family saw posh Robert Robinson ask folk about square roots or how to spell antidisestablishmentarianism. Now we watch Tipping Point.
But antidisestablishmentarianism is now Government policy.
At 92 letters it is longer than antidisestablishmentarianism (a mere 28), or even floccipaucinihilipilification (29), the longest word ever to be reported in Parliament's official record, Hansard.
So, why don't they focus their attention on antidisestablishmentarianism? For so many years now, the government has benefited from the fact that Catholic schools, together with private schools, practically take care of tertiary education in the country.
than I") are "as hypnotically conspicuous as, say, 'antidisestablishmentarianism.'" He identifies what he calls "the most indolent period ever committed to paper by a major pen." Of a stretch that Updike, indeed, might have lived to regret, Amis says that it "audibly whimpers for a return to the drawing board."
They'll also get a chance to see that famous spelling bee word, antidisestablishmentarianism, in action.
I, of course, switched into a version of posh Geordie which was maintaining the same accent but injecting the occasional big words such as 'iconoclastic' and 'antidisestablishmentarianism'.
(Spell antidisestablishmentarianism? Oh, you got one letter wrong-and so, goodbye!)