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Here's your totally useless fact of the day..........

The longest word used by Shakespeare in any of his works is
"honorificabilitudinitatibus," found in "Love's Labors Lost." Unfortunately he's no longer around to tell us what it means.
 

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I can't even pronounce it. Wonder what it means?
 

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I agree Michelle! :D Thanks Lori!
 

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"honorificabilitudinitatibus" is not a nonsense word at all, but rather it is the dative singular conjugation of a real medieval Latin word. Dante actually used it more than once, as did other writers of the period. A translation of it would be 'the state of being able to achieve honors.'
 

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captclearance said:
"honorificabilitudinitatibus" is not a nonsense word at all, but rather it is the dative singular conjugation of a real medieval Latin word. Dante actually used it more than once, as did other writers of the period. A translation of it would be 'the state of being able to achieve honors.'
Oh, I knew that!
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Not. :toothy:
 
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