My Longest-Word Blog Post Not Playing Nicely

July 8, 2008

Last week, I blogged about the longest word in the English language, a 189,819-letter technical word, and even included the word itself on the blog post. (Don’t open the link till you read the rest of this post!) This single word is causing the Proud Geek blog itself to take ages to load on most Internet browsers. So, in an effort to push that particular post onto a “previous page” on my blog, I’m gonna post a few new articles today and tomorrow.

To give you an idea of how long my longest-word blog post is, the first Harry Potter novel had 76,944 words. If an average word (especially for a children’s novel) has four to five letters, that means the first Harry Potter novel had 307,776 to 384,720 letters. The longest word in the English language, a SINGLE WORD, would take up half of the first Harry Potter novel! No wonder why that post takes forever to load onto my browser.

EDIT: Here’s the first several lines, if you’re curious enough:

Methionylthreonylthreonylglutaminylarginyltyrosylglutamylserylleucyl-

phenylalanylalanylglutaminylleucyllysylglutamylarginyllysylglutamylgl-

ycylalanylphenylalanylvalylprolylphenylalanylvalylthreonylleucylglycyla-

spartylprolylglycylisoleucylglutamylglutaminylserylleucyllysylisoleucyla-

spartylthreonylleucylisoleucylglutamylalanylglycylalanylaspartylalanylleu-

cylglutamylleucylglycylisoleucylprolylphenylalanylserylaspartylproly-

lleucylalanylaspartylglycylprolylthreonylisoleucylglutaminylasparagin-

ylalanylthreonylleucylarginylalanylphenylalanylalanylalanylglycylvalylth-

reonylprolylalanylglutaminylcysteinylphenylalanylglutamylmethiony-

lleucylalanylleucylisoleucylarginylglutaminyllysylhistidylprolylthreony-

lisoleucylprolylisoleucylglycylleucylleucylmethionyltyrosylalanylasparag-

inylleucylvalylphenylalanylasparaginyllysylglycylisoleucylaspartyl-

glutamylphenylalanyltyrosylalanylglutaminylcysteinylglutamylly-

sylvalylglycylvalylaspartylserylvalylleucylvalylalanylaspartylvaly-

lprolylvalylglutaminylglutamylserylalanylprolylphenylalanylarginyl-

glutaminylalanylalanylleucylarginylhistidylasparaginylvalylalanylproly-

(and so on and on and on and on and on and on ad nauseum …)

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