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Article Title

The Biggest Hoax

Authors

Chris Cole

Abstract

The biggest (i.e., longest) word that appears in the Merriam-Webster dictionaries and the Oxford English Dictionary is the 45-letter PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSPICSILICOVOCANOCONIOSIS. It now appears that this word occurs to to a hoax perpetrated by members of the National Puzzlers League. If true, this is surely one of the greatest ironies on the history of logology.

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