The surname “Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff“
This is apparently the longest surname in the world, this surname was from a German typographer called Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff.
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It's supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
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.Wolfeschlegel­steinhausen­bergerdorff­welche­vor­altern­waren­gewissenhaft­schafers­wessen­schafe­waren­wohl­gepflege­und­sorgfaltigkeit­beschutzen­vor­angreifen­durch­ihr­raubgierig­feinde­welche­vor­altern­zwolfhundert­tausend­jahres­voran­die­erscheinen­von­der­erste­erdemensch­der­raumschiff­genacht­mit­tungstein­und­sieben­iridium­elektrisch­motors­gebrauch­licht­als­sein­ursprung­von­kraft­gestart­sein­lange­fahrt­hinzwischen­sternartig­raum­auf­der­suchen­nachbarschaft­der­stern­welche­gehabt­bewohnbar­planeten­kreise­drehen­sich­und­wohin­der­neue­rasse­von­verstandig­menschlichkeit­konnte­fortpflanzen­und­sich­erfreuen­an­lebenslanglich­freude­und­ruhe­mit­nicht­ein­furcht­vor­angreifen­vor­anderer­intelligent­geschopfs­von­hinzwischen­sternartig­raum
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That's only the short version. His complete name as listed at tinyurl.com/y6yqf7ll was Wolfeschlegel­steinhausen­bergerdorff­welche­vor­altern­waren­gewissenhaft­schafers­wessen­schafe­waren­wohl­gepflege­und­sorgfaltigkeit­beschutzen­vor­angreifen­durch­ihr­raubgierig­feinde­welche­vor­altern­zwolfhundert­tausend­jahres­voran­die­erscheinen­von­der­erste­erdemensch­der­raumschiff­genacht­mit­tungstein­und­sieben­iridium­elektrisch­motors­gebrauch­licht­als­sein­ursprung­von­kraft­gestart­sein­lange­fahrt­hinzwischen­sternartig­raum­auf­der­suchen­nachbarschaft­der­stern­welche­gehabt­bewohnbar­planeten­kreise­drehen­sich­und­wohin­der­neue­rasse­von­verstandig­menschlichkeit­konnte­fortpflanzen­und­sich­erfreuen­an­lebenslanglich­freude­und­ruhe­mit­nicht­ein­furcht­vor­angreifen­vor­anderer­intelligent­geschopfs­von­hinzwischen­sternartig­raum Sr.
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And when you put it into goo translate and start breaking it up, it saysWolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff what age were conscientious sheep possessed sheep goods well care and diligence protect advance through their predatory greedy enemies what age eleven twelve dogs are a thousand years ahead who seem from the first earth man the space ship night with tung Stone and seven iridium electric motor use light as the origin of power started as long as the journey between star-like space in search of the neighborhood of the stars that have been inhabited by planets circles turning themselves and where the new mass of understanding humanity could continue to plant and safely rejoice in longevity of joy in betweenI didn't make this up. I put it into translate and started trying to break it into words (I don't know German so I was just guessing) and when I got about halfway through, it suddenly generated the remaining stuff that I hadn't put spaces into yet.
Maybe it detected the name it had translated before I guess

This message was edited by the author 6/9/2021, 2:48 PM

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Someone on Reddit did a nice job of breaking the German downYou can see their attempt here:https://old.reddit.com/r/German/comments/blwz4y/its_been_said_that_this_historical_short_story_is/As people say in the comments there, the German in the name is very poor and doesn't make much sense to native German speakers - much less Google Translate. It's basically untranslatable.
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OMG.
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