The Longest Word?

Avery Stuckey, ’24’ asks the important question.


A simple Google search can give all the answers.

Everyone has written an essay or a speech making sure to include “big words” to impress the readers or listeners. I then began to wonder what are the biggest words people have used. While many thought about it and said it was a difficult question to answer, many people had an answer ready to go.

Junior Maddy White said, “I am writing an essay right now, Zoroastrianism. It is a religion.”

Anatomy teacher Mrs. Sue Mills said, “Antidisestablishmentarianism. It means opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England.”

Junior Julia Morrell said, “Onomatopoeia. It is when sounds have words like ‘boom.’”

Math teacher Mr. Les Meyer, “I cannot pronounce it. I learned it in my Etymology class. It is the term for black lung disease, Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.”

Science teacher Mr. Adam Barth had a very unique answer. He said, “Is it too cliche to say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?”

While Spanish teacher Mrs Karen Hovanec had a bit of an advantage being able to use a different language. She said, “desafortunadamente, unfortunately.”

However Science teacher Mr Howard Fogel had the more creative answer by far. He said, “Smiles. It is the biggest word I have ever used. It means to smile. Do you not get why it is the biggest word? Write out the word smiles…there is a mile between the two letters.”