of the Week
word or phrase to add to your army.
Yes, this is a real word. All 28 letters of it. I almost don't need to tell you how to pronounce it because it's pretty easy to break down into syllables, but I'm going to anyway, because it is so much fun to say.
[Wow, did you see that? They take almost a whole
line just for themselves, greedy little things]
So, while the meaning of this word is not really terribly relevant today, in 19th century England, it very much was. What it means is to be for the country to be dictated by one church. For England, that meant the Anglican church, but we won't get into a religion lesson.
Breaking it down, anti- means against, and -dis- is to break away from. -establishment- refers to the main or established religion, while -arian- is the belief in that system, and finally, -ism is the system itself.
The United States could never be considered
antidisestablishmentarianism because it was founded on the belief of religious freedom.
Mostly I included this word because it is simply fun to say.
Also, it is difficult to find an appropriate illustration for such a word—very difficult, indeed. Take my word for it. (See what I did there? "TAKE my WORD." Take it away. Never mind.)
I will finish by telling you that this is not the longest word in the dictionary. The fear of living by this system is.
That word is . . .
wait for it . . .
I advise against trying to say this word. I did and my tongue still hurts.
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."