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10:54 PM

Zero Eight Zero Eight Zero Eight

Etched by Isaac

08.08.08

Eighth of August 2008

Friday

8.08.08 p.m.

Beijing, China.

The 29th Olympic Games.

For a better understanding of the Olympic Games...

haha..

Links:

The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

International Olympic Committee

History of the Olympic Games

Anyway...I watched about 40 minutes of the opening ceremony. It was AWESOME. The choreography was AMAZING. The details were PAINSTAKINGLY ELABORATE. The number of people involved was SHOCKING. The overall visual presentation was PERFECT. The 1000+ martial arts dancers kicked the air and spun in UNISON. The pianist was a MAESTOSO. I GAPED at the superbly ACCURATE timing and coordination. WAH.

I also watched about 25 countries' contingents march in, then I got bored. I concentrated more on the Chinese girls dancing behind. Pity the poor girls...they are still dancing as I type now..haha.. and they are just SO TIRED.. Imagine, dancing the same routine for like..a hundred thousand times while other people walk by...they have to clap, dance, wave, smile, laugh, shake and more...whoa... exhausting.. stamina is key... but they had training..lots of it. In fact, China had been preparing for like...3 whole years.. wah.

The result? They put up a MAGNIFICENT show to the THUNDEROUS applause of the 91 000 odd spectators in the Bird's Nest Stadium. ~~lets out long breath~~

So nice.
=D


Yea... upon the request of a fellow prefect & friend, Pei Yong, (laughs*) ..I've found some more LONG words.. hehe..


Askoxford.com

We do have genuine (if rather obviously deliberate) examples in our files of antidisestablishmentarianism (28 letters) and floccinaucinihilipilification (29 letters), which are listed in some of our larger dictionaries. Other words (mainly technical ones) recorded in the complete Oxford English Dictionary include:

otorhinolaryngological (22 letters),
immunoelectrophoretically (25 letters),
psychophysicotherapeutics (25 letters),
thyroparathyroidectomized (25 letters),
pneumoencephalographically (26 letters),
radioimmunoelectrophoresis (26 letters),
psychoneuroendocrinological (27 letters)
hepaticocholangiogastrostomy (28 letters),
spectrophotofluorometrically (28 letters),
pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism (30 letters).

Another site (10 to 1) :

  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
    - "Wonderful" (34 letters)
  • Pseudoantidisestablishmentarianism
    - "False opposition to the withdrawl of State support from a church" or "Extreme opposition to the withdrawl of State supported church" (34 letters)
  • Hepaticocholangiocholecystentersotomies
    - "Gall Bladder surgery" (39 letters)
  • Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
    - "A lung disease" (45 letters)
  • Asseocarnisanguineoviscericartilaginonervomedullary
    - "Structure of the human body" (51 letters)
  • Aequeosalinocalcalinosetaceoaluminosocupreovitriolic
    - "Spa waters at Bath, England" (52 letters)
    ** - deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is alleged to have 207 000 letters, but has never been printed in full.


    writinghood.com - The Most Horrible English Words

    1.
    Honorificabilitudinitatibus

    The word consists of 27 letters. This word appeared in the script of Shakespeare titled “Love's Labour's Lost”, which means “invincible glorious.”

    2. Antidisestablishmentarianism

    3. The word consists of 28 letters. This word means “opposition to the withdrawal of state support or recognition from an established church, esp. the Anglican Church in 19th-century England” as explained in Dictionary.com. It has been quoted once by the British Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone, 1809- 1898.

    Floccinaucihihilipilification

    4. The word comprises of 29 letters. It means “act or habit to deny the value of some particular things.”

    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

    5. The word comprises of 34 letters. This word appeared in a movie called “Mary Poppins”, which means “good.”

    Hepaticocholecystostcholecystntenterostomy

    6. The word consists of 42 letters. It appears in the “Medical Dictionary” edited by Gao De as a surgical terminology, which refers to indirect artificial tube surgery between the intestine and gallbladder or in the gallbladder and bile duct.

    Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

    7. The word comprises of 45 letters. It appears in the eighth edition of Webster dictionary, which means “pneumoconiosis disease caused by inhaling small particles of quartzite.” Miners are particularly vulnerable to this disease.

    Antipericatametaanaparcircumvolutiorectumgustpoops of the coprofied

    8. The word consists of 50 letters. There is a display of one French writer's ancient story in a library shelf, with this long English word as its book title.

    Osseocaynisanguineoviscericartilagininervomedullary

    9. The word consists of 51 letters. This is a terminology related to anatomy. It appeared in a novel called “Headlong Hall” written by an English writer, 1785-1866.

    Aequeosalinocalcalinoceraceoaluminosocupreovitriolie

    10. The word consists of 52 letters. This word was invented by the British Medical author, Dr. Edward Strother, 1675-1737. It is used to refer to the composition of mineral water found in England.babadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk
    11. Hippopotomonstrosequippeddaliophobia

    This English word consists of 36 letters. It is somewhat ironic that the word for “fear of long words” as it should be has a length of 6.2 cm.

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