Common words in general text Most of the longest English words are not likely to occur in general text, meaning non-technical present-day text seen by casual readers, in which the author did not specifically intend to use an unusually long word.
The longest words likely to be encountered in general text are deinstitutionalization and counterrevolutionaries, with 22 letters each.
A computer study of over a million samples of normal English prose found that the longest word one is likely to encounter on an everyday basis is uncharacteristically, at 20 letters.
I try to resist putting picture of my granddaughter on this blog. I mean, at FIRST I didn't try very hard. But lately I've been trying. Until I got this picture and I realized that she is so incredibly beautiful that honestly, it's just not right for me to keep it from you.
And it's not right to wield that kind of power over the world-the power of having this picture and not sharing it. The world is just so much better of a place with this picture up for all to see.
To keep it from you would be wrong of me.
But mostly I have been trying to resist putting pictures of Elle up.
Typed words The longest words typable with only the left hand using conventional hand placement on a QWERTY keyboard are tesseradecades, aftercataracts, and the more common but sometimes hyphenated sweaterdresses.
Using the right hand alone, the longest word that can be typed is johnny-jump-up, or, excluding hyphens, monimolimnion.
The longest English word typable using only the top row of letters has 11 letters: rupturewort.
Similar words with 10 letters include: pepperwort, perpetuity, proprietor, typewriter, requietory, repertoire, tripertite and pourriture. The word teetertotter (used in North American English) is longer at 12 letters, although it is usually spelled with a hyphen.
The longest words typable by alternating left and right hands are antiskepticism and leucocytozoans respectively.