RIP, “Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachungsaufgabenuebertragungsgesetz”

Via Time: The longest German word, “Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachungsaufgabenuebertragungsgesetz” (“RkReÜAÜG” for short), has been declared obsolete. Let’s have a moment of silence for the 63-letter word, “originally coined in 1999 to describe a state labelling law meant to safeguard against mad cow disease.”

OK, moment over. Your pronunciation guide is above. Test is tomorrow.

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