What happens if you say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?
The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word as “a nonsense word, originally used esp. by children, and typically expressing excited approbation: fantastic, fabulous”, while Dictionary.com says it is “used as a nonsense word by children to express approval or to represent the longest word in English.”
What is the longest word in the world Mary Poppins?
The word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious was popularized by the 1964 Disney film Mary Poppins. The film features a song titled “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” which is focused around this huge word and points out its meaninglessness.
Is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in the OED?
The OED on Twitter: “‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ is in the OED! The song containing the word was the subject of a copyright infringement suit in 1965…” / Twitter.
What is super Cala?
The word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in Mary Poppins is said to be simply a word used as “something to say when you have nothing to say,” but the mouthful of nonsensical syllables certainly has brought cheer to audiences for decades.
How long is super Cala Fragilistic Expialidocious?
On the other hand, English speakers around the world are familiar with supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (34 letters). When it was first popularized in the 1964 film “Mary Poppins,” it was fun but meaningless and so it is still often left off lists of longest words.
Is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious a magic spell?
“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” is a spell for hiding your dark, powerful magical abilities by being really fun in the moment. It’s a spell that says “look at me! Look at me!
Who came up with supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?
Robert B Sherman
Robert B Sherman, half of the famous songwriting duo behind a string of Disney musical hits, has died. One of his most famous co-creations was the word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.