Cheers Banned,Not sure if you just wanted the title to show? but I love the term!
High Chris, "antidisestablishmentarianism" is the longest word in the English language and identifies those who oppose the idea of the Church Of England ceasing to be the established religion in the realm of England.It enjoyed some popularity in the late 19th century in reaction to secularism and militant Catholicism.Said Church of England has recently decided not to allow women to become Bishops and this has provoked an orgy of Equality driven hysteria from various quarters, notably from a cabal of socialist MPS who are probably not even Christians. As a lapsed member of the CofE I don't hold an opinion about how they conduct their affairs and neither should Chris (underpants) Bryant or Ben(dover) Bradshaw.
Banned, Thank you for the definition.I being an American would have to agree that no country should have an "established religion".Religion is to me a man-made institution and as such brings much calamity to the world.This is not to say I am man of no Faith but rather the opposite, being Faith is what counts and that is up to any one individual.
Could well be on the way in the New Year.
The CofE is no longer a threat ro anyone Chris, it is a hotbed of wishy-washy liberalism and usually bends over backwards to appease real or imaginay threats.In this istance it tried to do the same, its hierarchy (Bishops & lower clergy) agreed to the proposal but, for a change, the laity (common members) stood up for their core beliefs.As stated, I am but nominal CofE but stand firmly on the side of antidisestablishmentarianism. Sorry James, not with you?
Some would regard it as floccinaucinihilipilification, preferring to immanentize the eschaton.
I remember winning some sweeties in primary 7 when the teacher set a competition to see who could spell it - it being the longest word as you say banned.The sweeties were possibly what we called boilings here. They don't make them these days as far as I know - certainly not in my favourite flavour of horehound anyway.
I recall learning to spell that word in junior high, it meaning however was rather vague. I thought it was something akin to "against the government"--thanks for defining it for your American cousin.
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