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Summary: We study what is the hardest words to say in the English language.

The Hardest word to say in the English Language?

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.

Kyfingers@aol.com

TEXT:

Matthew 5: 37 But let you communication be,

Yea, yea; Nay, nay ---

Matthew 14:8 And she said, being instructed of her

Mother, say, Give me here John the Baptist’s

head in a charger.

9 And the King was sorry, nevertheless for the

oaths’s sake, and them that sat around with him...

Matthew 13:6 And when the sun was come up,

they were scorched; and because they had no root,

they withered away.

I am pondering, ... what is the hardest to say word in the English language?

Once, when I was in the seventh grade, my dad, my brother, and I were traveling from Oak Ridge, TN to Jellico, TN.

My dad was going to preach, and I was going to play

the guitar and my older brother the saxophone.

We got into a discussion, I will never forget.

Dad is a student of the English language and his

vocabulary far exceeds any one I know.

Dad ask us, ...

"What is the hardest to say word in our language?"

I knew the answer right away?

It has to be.....

Supercalafragalisticexpealadoist, 33 letters,

I felt so smart, I solved the problem before my

older, who’s who brother!

Dad said, "No, that is not the hardest to say

English word. Besides that is not a real word."

Well, I was not as smart as I thought?

Charles Edward, my older brother,

pondered a while, and he came up with the answer,

praise God for smart people!

Eddie said the largest real word in English was:

ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTTARISM ...

26 letters.

He is so smart, he even knew it’s meaning.

The largest real word means people that are

against establishing churches.

Well, dad did not agree with us.

Dad said big words could be easy to say if you

broke them down in syllables.

We rode on down the road, pondered,

what could the world’s hardest word to say be?

Finally, dad ask us did we give up?

We had no choice, then wisdom flowed like a river.

Dad said, "Sin is the next to hardest word to

say."

He went on to explain, when we break the heart of

God, we made a choice, and that selfishness and a

lack of fear and respect of God and His Word caused

sin.

He said the older we became, the easier it would be

to excuse our actions, and compromise the values

that we now accepted.

He said, "Flee from sin and the very appearance

of wrong doing.

We discussed:

Sin will cost you ...

more than you had planned on paying!

Sin will take you ...

further than you planned on going!

Sin will keep you ......

longer than you planned on staying!

IF THERE ARE NO ROOTS,

THERE WILL BE NO FRUITS!

Matthew 13:6 And when the sun was come up,

they were scorched; and because they had no root,

they withered away.

We talked about poor, old blind Samson,

and the trail of tears Samson caused his momma and

daddy, and a whole nation.

In tears of failure, Samson cries and prays a dumb

prayer, Samson prayed ...

"God just one more time, touch me?"

What if Samson had prayed,

"Father, I know I let you down,

touch me every day of my life,

and bring glory to Your Name?

See, sin left a good man feeling like a failure,

his faith would forever be dwarfed.

You can fail and not be a failure?

I agree with my dad, sin is harder to say than

supercalifragalisticexpealadoist.

God give me eyes that will see the pitfalls of sin

before us.

Well, what is the hardest word to say: ... ???

NO!

No!

No, no way?

No is only two letters, it is easy to say.

Well, I carry a head of gray hair,

and I know NO is a hard word to say!

How many times have I bought something,

not that I needed it, I couldn’t say ... NO.

Matthew 14:8 And she said, being instructed of her

Mother, say, Give me here John the Baptist’s

head in a charger.

9 And the King was sorry, nevertheless for the

oaths’s sake, and them that sat around with him...

John the Baptist told the King and his girlfriend,

no --- adultery is wrong.

John said NO to some poerful people.

This NO would make a certain woman MAD.

She did not care, she was going to get even.

This led to a bitter woman giving poor advice

and asking for the preacher’s head on a silver tray.

The girl couldn’t say no, the girl could have had

anything?

The king wouldn’t say no. There was a lot of people

watching? How sad when leaders can not say -- NO!

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