Rare sight of a teenager breaking the record of longest word used in the British Parliament
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 31-Jul-2017
London, July 31: Ever wondered what could be the longest word in English? Well, there is with 45 letters long. While speaking during a Youth Select Committee inquiry, the young MP Michael Bryan used the word ‘neumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis’ which is a form of lung disease caused by volcanic ash.
Bryan used the word when discussing the difference in attention the country gives to mental and physical conditions. He said: "Regarding the lack of funding and attention, do you agree that there should be parity of esteem between mental conditions such as body dysmorphia and physical conditions such as pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis."
He bet the record of Jacob Rees-Mogg who earlier held the record for the longest word in the Parliament. Mogg used the word ‘floccinaucinihilipilification’ in a debate, and no one thought he would be bested after this - especially not by a 16-year-old schoolboy. Bryan’s word is 45 letters long, 16 characters longer than Mogg’s.
Previously, Jacob Rees-Mogg said floccinaucinihilipilification, which means the habit of estimating something as worthless, when describing EU judges in 2012. It is unlikely the teenager will be beaten - as the word he used is the longest entry in the Oxford Dictionary.