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    anti-disestablishment is a long word

    just wanted to know what linux users thought of the VP debates in US yesterday... i thought they were great because i don't have a fundamental hatred of Cheney or Edwards... That's not something I could say about _either_ of the presidential candidates.

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    I didnt get a chance to see the vp debate, or the pres debate for that matter as I am at work in the evenings, and there does not seem to be any web cast.

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    the washington post has a video of it i believe, and i know they have a transcript

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    I got to see it. It seemed more like a father scolding a child than a debate. I will admit that they were better than the presidental debates. I can't decide what annoyed me more, Bush's clueless stare into the camera or Kerry's constant s-eating smile, he must have that thing painted on when he got the tan, probably some two-for-one deal.
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    i couldn't agree more

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    You want to see a long word? How about this one:
    epäjärjestelmällistyttämättömyydellänsäkääköhän.

    That is Finnish for "Even without his/her ability to be disorganized?"

    And no. I'm not kidding you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janne_oksanen
    You want to see a long word? How about this one:
    epäjärjestelmällistyttämättömyydellänsäkääköhän.

    That is Finnish for "Even without his/her ability to be disorganized?"

    And no. I'm not kidding you.
    you people are fucked up ;p

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    How long does that take to say? I mean, it looks like that word could almost constitute a conversation in itself. I don't think I have ever encountered a work that would take make than two breaths to say.

    Then there is the definition. Its no wonder the word is so long, it conveys an entire sentence of thought. In English it seems you have to say alot to properly convey a message, but it looks like in Finnish you only need to know the word.

    I just had a thought. What if the presidental debates were done in Finnish. With the exponential decrease in words needed to communicate their messages, the candidates could finish in one third of the time! A regular 90 minute debate, done in 30 minutes! w00ty!!
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    Re: anti-disestablishment is a long word

    As is its even longer derivative:

    antidisestablishmentarianism

    Blame the Irish for this one!

    jb

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