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to worry that a plethora of fake breasts on the streets may give me pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis?

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robotlollypopman Tue 23-Aug-11 20:50:43

Apparently, it's caused by silica dust. Is that the same as silicon? What's that stuff in new shoes stuff called? The stuff you shouldn't eat. Is that the same too?

Ivortheengine8 Tue 23-Aug-11 20:52:10

bloody hell thats longer than the longest German word.....but I don't know the difference sorry!

You're not all there are you robot grin

TotemPole Tue 23-Aug-11 21:07:13

I think it's Silica in shoes and bags.

alphabettyspagghetti Tue 23-Aug-11 21:09:37


Andrewofgg Tue 23-Aug-11 21:12:31

There is no longest German word. You can form compounds of any length and they do. My German dictionary suggests one which I have expanded:

the date upon which the regulations about allocating responsibility for assigning assets come into force!

Andrewofgg Tue 23-Aug-11 21:13:28

Should be datum at the end, damn it, and of course I have omitted the umlauts.

alphabettyspagghetti Tue 23-Aug-11 21:14:17


BikingViking Tue 23-Aug-11 21:16:02

Can't believe you omitted the umlauts Andrew - you should have indicated umlautage by adding an 'e' after the umlautless 'u'.

Andrewofgg Wed 24-Aug-11 07:26:52

I know, BikingViking, I learnt that before the parents of most MNers were born - but that would have buggered the number of letters.

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Wed 24-Aug-11 07:34:02


Whatmeworry Wed 24-Aug-11 07:38:35

Does the volcanosis bit only come from cone shaped silicon breasts?

BikingViking Wed 24-Aug-11 11:05:00

Sorry - I meant to add a wink at the end of the post, but ds woke up and I pressed 'post' quickly without thinking then didn't even come back to the thread blush

Here's a peace offering - ü and I'll even throw in some free ø, æ and å's while I'm at it grin

Andrewofgg Wed 24-Aug-11 11:06:45

All right, BikingViking - how do you do an umlaut in this forum?

stripeybump Wed 24-Aug-11 11:08:44

Fraülein wink

BikingViking Wed 24-Aug-11 11:13:43

I just did it on my keyboard

BikingViking Wed 24-Aug-11 11:14:19

Did the Danish letters show up ok?

Andrewofgg Wed 24-Aug-11 11:52:50

Fräulein - typed in in Word and used cut and paste. Works for me!

Andrewofgg Wed 24-Aug-11 11:53:02

Danish letters worked too.

LeBJOF Wed 24-Aug-11 11:54:17

It's über-easy on an iPhone.

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