It is not the longest word in English language but it is perhaps the most fun to learn and remember among those. ‘Supercalifragilicticexpialidocious’ comes from a 1964 Walt Disney musical ‘Mary Poppins’. It was coined from various Greek and Latin roots for a joyful and silly song but over the years it became popular and was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 1986.
So how one is able to remember and pronounce a word that is 34 letters long? Well, actually it is quite easy. First, look at its individual parts and meanings:
Cali: most beautiful
Expiali: atone, to make amends
Docious: able to learn, educable
So all this translates to the state of being extraordinarily good; wonderful or fantastic. To pronounce such a lengthy word, it has to be divided it to its basic components.
Super – cali – fragil – istic – expi – ali – do – cious
Once you remember these simpler parts and above meanings, it becomes super easy to remember. It is also a cool way to impress friends and peers.