what a long word! is there another word out there that is longer than this?

I find Susie used this word best (see below!):
sesquipedalianism \ses-kwi-PEED-l-iz-uhm\ , adjective;

1. Given to using long words.

2. (Of a word) containing many syllables.
Quoting those who insist on engaging in 
sesquipedalianism (using “large words when smaller ones will do,”) Cavett romps and stomps over his subjects in a veritable malign-fest of the linguistically misguided. — Susie Berta, Susie’s Year of Words – 2008 (Blog), April 14, 2008
Sesquipedalianism appears in Horace’s Ars Poetica, meaning “words a foot-and-a-half long,” as an ironic criticism.

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