The Book of Word Records: A Look at Some of the Strangest, Shortest, Longest, and Overall Most Remarkable Words in the English Language

The Book of Word Records: A Look at Some of the Strangest, Shortest, Longest, and Overall Most Remarkable Words in the English Language

by Asher Cantrell


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ISBN-13: 9781440563300
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 07/18/2013
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Asher Cantrell writes on his blog and is a regular contributor to Cracked and Mental Floss. He has also written for Film School Rejects and the Playboy blog The Smoking Jacket. His articles have been shared and tweeted by the likes of Roger Ebert and lead singer of Fall Out Boy, Patrick Stump. Asher lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Twelve of the Most Popular Passwords (and Why They're Awful) 9

The Fifteen Longest Words in the Dictionary 18

Words That Just Might Win You a Game of Scrabble 34

Eleven of the Longest Books Ever Written 46

The Eight Longest Album Titles Ever 58

The Seven Longest Messages Sent Into Space 66

The Fifteen Longest One-Syllable Words in the English Language 73

The Thirty Grossest Words in the English Language 84

The Thirty Prettiest Words in the English Language 100

The Four Greatest Historical Contributors to the English Language 115

How a Meme Became the Most Popular Word in the Whole World 120

Six Gibberish-Sounding Sentences That Are Grammatically Correct 124

Ten Everyday Words That Have No Rhyme 133

The Most Common Words in the English Language 140

Three of the Largest Publications Ever Created 152

Three of the Smallest Publications Ever Created 157

The Seven Longest Speeches Ever Given 161

The Five Varieties of Shortest Stories Ever Written 169

The Five Longest Words in English That Can Be Typed One-Handed 177

Twenty of the Longest Words Without A, E, I, O, or U 186

The Five Longest Names in the World 196

Ten of the Craziest Auto-Antonyms in the English Language 204

The Six Longest Song Titles Ever 211

The Five Longest English Palindromes 217

The Five Longest Sentences Ever Published 223

The Five Longest Brand Names in the English Language 229

The Eight Longest Made-Up Words in Fiction 235

The Six Best-Selling Novels of All Time 243

The Five Oldest Curse Words We Still Use 250

The Ten Most Common English Names in Movies 257

Index 266

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The Book of Word Records: A Look at Some of the Strangest, Shortest, Longest, and Overall Most Remarkable Words in the English Language 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is both highly entertaining and highly educational. Factoids about words that I never knew where there to be known, with a healthy dosage of poop jokes. I highly recommend it. HIGHLY.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand post this on three other books and find iphone 5 under pillow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
4<br>years.<p>Thats how long its been.<p>How long Ive been in this world.<p>It has;<br>ups,<br>downs,<br>twists,<br>pain,<br>joy,<br>and so much more.<p>No matter how it hurts me I always come back.<p>Im trapped<br>under a spell<br>here forever it seems.<p>Yet I dont wish to leave.<p>Irl I am nobody<br>Irp I am nobody.<p>of course I wish to be someone but<br>here or there<br>I cant.<p>I hold hope<br>long after its use<br>I come back<br>and I remain.<p>But for what?<p>To be nothing?<p>To be no one?<p>To be seen but yet not seen?<p>Dont tap my X to soon<br>I will bulid somebody from nobody<br>givin time that is much<br>much too long.<p>I wait.<br>Seen but not seen.<p>I try to greet people<br>but they are too busy for me.<br>To them I am nothing<br>just pestering words.<p>Isolation<p>Here and there.<p>I hope for even the smallest chance<br>but never given one<br>never achiving one.<p>Wishes are trying.<br>I do try, and try<br>reaching for whats out of reach<br>never gained<br>never given.<p>Pain after pain I return<br>knowing whats coming<br>but unavoidable all the same.<p>An endless game of hide-&-seek<br>as the only darkness in the light.<p>The underdog<br>always the underdog<br>but oh I love to be, love to be the underdog<p>It just my luck to get the short end of it<br>of everything.<p>Hopeing is hopeless<br>but its all I can do?<p>Why return?<p>Always the same<br>never to change.<br>Hopeing against hope.<br>Seeking change and falling short.<br>Why remain?<p>I wonder what I lack.<p>Even the most newbish noobs get more attention the me.<br>I put myself out there...<p>So many fears<br>everything holding me back<br>yet giving me to chains to drop.<p>Dont let me be but just a speck on your windshield<br>I dont want much<br>just to truly be seen.<p>4 years and no friends to boast<br>none to fall back upon<br>just ma and my isolation.<p>Why do this when none will care<br>I need something to get off my chest<br>my life is kinnda boring<br>its something that I must confess.<p>For me as it will always be.<p>little else can be said<br>but that I have wasted so much here<br>and so much more will be wasted.<p>Nothing<p>No one<p>Nobody<p>one simple wish<br>one simple need<p>Forgive me if this comes off wrong.<br>It not a plea to anyone but my self<br>with hope I can stop this madness<br>leave this palce for good.<p>Hopes never done much for me but I will still hope.<br>Its all I got<br>well besides hopeless dreams.<p>Now that its been said<br>been written<br>I can leave for good.<br>A last goodbye to Scarlet Letter,<br> to Oliver Twist<br>and all the others.<p>Its nothing much.<p>What difference shall it make if I stay or go<br>no one will know.<br> The best I can hope for is a tiny bit of acknowledgement<br>a voice in someones head to say<br>'Somethings off<br>somthings different today'<p>No goodbyes to say<br>besides whod have come all this way?<br>I have nothig to catch the slightest of interest<br>long enough for me<br>yet still so very short.<p>I did this for myself<br>and even now I near the end<br>dare i hope for his to be the end of many more things?<p>I have me<br>my thoughts<br>my hope<br>that should be all I need.<p>I hope that soon real life will keep me away.<p>I have tried to stop<br>but hopeless it is<br>what goes out comes back in it seems.<p>This burden is off my chest. Here it shall remain so I carry it no longer.<p>4 years wasted in pursuit of hopeless.<br>At least a lesson has been learned.<p>Make not my own mistake.<p>- Zia, Twi
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