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Longest German word axed

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A change of the law in the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has caused an unexpected casualty: the longest word in the German language.

The word Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachung-

saufgabenuebertragungsgesetz is no more.

The word meant: "law delegating beef label monitoring" and was introduced by the state in 1999 as part of measures against a cow disease.

But the law was removed from the books last week because European Union regulations have changed.

This got us thinking about other words which are extremely long, so we put together our top three!

Watch the video to see the countdown.