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No sesquipedalian words!

Anil points out an interesting truth that shows the exaggerative qualities of people specializing in the field of logology: "I doubt that we will ever find any truly sesquipedalian words unless we count the poly-hyphenated amino acid sequences of proteins or the acronymic DNA base sequences of genes. That's because a sesquipedalian word, by etymology, is a foot and a half long. In standard Word Ways 11 -point Times New Roman font this would amount to three lines or about 250 letters!"

DAVE MORICE

Iowa City, Iowa
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Title Annotation:Kickshaws
Author:Morice, Dave
Publication:Word Ways
Date:Nov 1, 2004
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