Last week at my school spelling bee I made the final pairing

To win I had to spell one word or wind up tied and sharing

I closed my eyes and held my breath but then my bell got rung

They hit me with the longest word in all the English tongue

 

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

A lung disease that makes you wheeze worse than tuberculosis

You might not guess to hear it but it’s a fact you see

This marble-mouth tongue-twisting word starts with a silent “P”

 

P  N  E  U   M  O  N  O   then  U  L  T  R  A

M  I  C  R  O  -  S  C  O  P  I  C  -  then you say

S  I  L  I  -  C  O  V  O  -  L  C  A  N  O  C

O  N  I  O   then  S  I  S  -  Oh yes! Oh yes! Tee Hee!

 

When people hear you say it they may think that you’re a nerd

With five and forty letters it’s quite silly and absurd

It’s lots of fun to spell it so let’s all have a go

Just sing it out along with me so everyone will know

 

P  N  E  U   M  O  N  O   then  U  L  T  R  A

M  I  C  R  O  -  S  C  O  P  I  C  -  then you say

S  I  L  I  -  C  O  V  O  -  L  C  A  N  O  C

O  N  I  O   then  S  I  S  -  Oh yes! Oh yes! Tee Hee!

 

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

A lung disease that makes you wheeze worse than tuberculosis

It’s lots of fun to spell it so let’s all have a go

Just sing it out along with me so everyone will know

 

P  N  E  U   M  O  N  O   then  U  L  T  R  A

M  I  C  R  O  -  S  C  O  P  I  C  -  then you say

S  I  L  I  -  C  O  V  O  -  L  C  A  N  O  C

O  N  I  O   then  S  I  S  -  Oh yes! Oh yes! Tee Hee!