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Get the Word! Podcast Episode: "That Time I Spray-painted Antidisestablishmentarianism on the Side of My Van"

Audio Transcript : That Time I Spray-painted Antidisestablishmentarianism on the Side of My Van   Welcome everyone. I’m your host and fellow word nerd, Mike Butler. This week’s episode features a word often included in lists of the longest words in English. Antidisestablishmentarianism. You often see it on lists alongside words like supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (which is in the Oxford dictionary) popularized by the 1964 film Mary Poppins and pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, a lung disease caused by inhaling very fine ash, which probably could have worked too in Mary Poppins if Disney had decided to take a bit of a darker turn to focus on the occupational risks of being a chimney sweep (CLIP). Aside from being featured on lists of longest words in English, antidisestablishmentarianism has a very real and very specific meaning. My introduction to this word came from the 1998 film SLC Punk!… a movie in which some punk rockers from Salt Lake City get their hands on bot

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