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pavane 06 Jul 01 - 08:03 AM
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Steve Parkes 06 Jul 01 - 08:29 AM
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Subject: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: pavane
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 08:03 AM

I found this magnificent word in a song here Scarlet Fever Jane. Is it a new contender for the longest word in the English language? It beats antidisestablishmentarianism by one letter, if my count is correct!


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: Naemanson
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 08:23 AM

I couldn't read the document. How is it used and what is it supposed to mean?


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: catspaw49
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 08:25 AM

.......uh,yeah.................that's, uh............great, yeah.........great...........I'm so pleased for you and, uh........................................well, it's just great..................................really,er...............uh.................................

Spaw


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: pavane
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 08:27 AM

Context is 'You're my t------y Jane'. You might need Adobe Acrobat reader installed to view the document.


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: pavane
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 08:28 AM

Hey welcome back - I am honoured


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 08:29 AM

Seems like a good idea to me: if you get stuck for words to fill a line when you're writing a song, just make one up that's got enough syllables to plug the gap!


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: pavane
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 08:33 AM

Supercallifragilisticexpialidocious!


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 12:08 PM

This trans..ity and super...ious are of little interest because they are made-up just to be long, with no content. So trans..ity may be longer than antidisestablishmentarianism (a REAL word), but so what?

And even if you gave it credit there, it's not longer than floccinaucinilipilification (another REAL word)! So There! Nyah, nyah, nyah!!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: pavane
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 02:06 PM

Bang goes my hope of an entry in the Guiness book (sigh)


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: MMario
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 02:09 PM

Dave? isn't that being a bit of a floccinaucinilipilificator?


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 02:25 PM

Pavane, you forgot about antidisestablishmentarianistically, anyway...!


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 02:28 PM

For once it's true to say they don't write 'em like that anymore. Any info on who wrote it?

And any idea what the tune might be like? I'd love to see how it'd go down some Sunday night in the Half Moon...


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 02:29 PM

Meanwhile, what a great song! I loved it! Now to see if I can parse transmagnificanbandancuality...

trans- = across
-magnif- = magnify or magnificent (large in fact or spirit)
-icanbandan- = several morphemes, have at it
-uality = fact thereof, as in actuality.

So that yields the fact of a woman of great stature (literally or figuratively) with unknown attributes. Gotta love that kind of person!


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 04:40 PM

MMario:

Yup!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 05:06 PM

Reminds me of nonsesquipealianistically transcendetalism-inspired narcissistic-cum-sollipsysmic crap!

Or something like that...

Right, Spaw?

- LH


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 05:08 PM

I suggest parsing it this way:

transmagnific : exceeding magnificent anbandan: variant of abandoned cuality: tendency to make lovey dovey noises.

In other words, an awesome uninhibited bird.


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: Grab
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 05:28 PM

Won't be the longest word in the dictionary, anyway. There's chemical names in the dictionary which require half a page just for the word...

Incidentally, there's a "hi" missing from your "floccinauciniHIlipilification".

Graham.


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 05:54 PM

There was some guy in England who ran for the Monster Raving Loony Party, I think it was, and he had his name legally changed to something that went on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on...line after line...I heard it on the radio.

It really caused problems for newspeople and I believe they had a lot of trouble entering it on the ballot, because there wasn't enough space for it.

I'm sorry I wasn't a citizen of the UK at the time. I would have voted for him!

Does anyone in the UK recall this man, and what his name was?

- LH


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 06:04 PM

Monster Raving Loony Party - Official Website


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 09:45 PM

Nice site, I wish I had voted for them instead.


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 09:54 PM

Wonderful! We had a similar party in Canada...the Rhinoceros Party. One of their proposals was to end unemployment by abolishing Statistics Canada. Another was to move the Rocky Mountains east to the Maritimes, so that BC wouldn't feel isolated anymore, and the Maritimers wouldn't feel left out when it came to towering mountain vistas.

Haven't seen the Rhinos just lately...too bad.

- LH


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: pavane
Date: 07 Jul 01 - 03:56 AM

I think the Monster Raving Looney party pointed out that more of their policies had been adopted eventually than any other party. Must be something to do with Europe and the EC. On the original subject, unlike many of the others proposed, this one was in print over 100 years ago, and therefore unlikely to have been made up specifically as a record attempt! Rave on!


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: GUEST,Fred
Date: 07 Jul 01 - 02:58 PM

The perpetual candidate of the Monster Raving Looney party died just recently. He was a lord who had changed his name, but I don't remember to what. The obit didn't mention the incredibly long one.


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 07 Jul 01 - 09:27 PM

He was Lord David Sutch, he suffered from depression for many years and hung himself last year.


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Dec 11 - 12:46 AM

am looking for the words to this song. not the song Scarlet Fever Jane...


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Subject: RE: transmagnificanbandancuality
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Dec 11 - 01:12 AM

Check Youtube.


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