Another Volcano-Related Word We Can’t Pronounce

If you thought the name of Iceland’s currently-erupting volcano was hard to pronounce, try this word. It’s a possible side effect of inhaling volcanic dust particles – and one of the many reasons we suggest having a face mask in your emergency kit.



an obscure term ostensibly referring to a lung disease caused by silica dust, sometimes cited as one of the longest words in the English language.
[Via Word of The Day.]
photo via The Big Picture Blog – The volcano in southern Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull glacier sends ash into the air Saturday, April 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Brynjar Gauti)


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