Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is a word that appears in the song of the same name written by The Sherman Brothers and is featured in the 1964 Disney film Mary Poppins. It is sung by Dick van Dyke and Julie Andrews.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is often termed as a nonsense word; however, Mary Poppins in the movie uses the word when she can't think of what to say in the circumstances.

The Sherman Brothers apparently took two weeks to create the word, resulting from a series of double-talk. The word can be broken down into separate parts and defined as being the following: super- "above", cali- "beauty", fragilistic- "delicate", expiali- "to atone", and docious- "educable". According to the film version of the song, "the words when said backwards, is read as "Docious-ali-expi-istic-fragi-cali-rupus". Whew, that's really something obscure.

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71 Comments

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Jasraj Sangha, India

1 December 2014 at 2:55pm

I do not understand this song

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aselynn, Canada

29 May 2014 at 12:12pm

This song is amazing I said it to a friend of mine and he tried it and got it right omg I love the song. Wish my brother could hear it

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong

3 May 2013 at 2:33pm

bye

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Maria, Chile

24 November 2012 at 1:55am

this song is good!

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One Direction, United States

3 November 2012 at 1:53pm

the best

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Andriazealgollesbetancourt, Cuba

20 July 2012 at 12:34am

wow dont you think i have a long name

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Prettyer Than You, France

20 July 2012 at 12:28am

tee hee funna

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Haidy, Dominica

20 July 2012 at 12:25am

wow that word is so long my sis can not even say it she gets a real tounge twister plus i love tongue twisters and then some times i make me cusen read it and then when he gets tongue twister then me and my sis laugh at him he is so funny when he reads tongue twister oh and i make my aunt read the words and i laugh at her because she does not no how to read english then we all start to laugh

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Amalienga, United Kingdom

24 June 2012 at 12:18pm

I had to sing it on my summer production our summer production was about MARY POPPINS u know I WAS MARY POPPINS IN THAT SHOW WOO HOO

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Rhiannon, United States

27 February 2012 at 1:00am

i agree

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Lily, Bahrain

22 February 2012 at 5:27pm

what a tongue twister!

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Lily, American Samoa

15 February 2012 at 12:57am

i love it

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Zarickk, Angola

22 January 2012 at 11:24pm

No way i'm saying this:]

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Pirsaddistrhis, Trinidad And Tobago

22 January 2012 at 11:21pm

I can't possibly ever sing this song!

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Sarah Hunton, France

19 July 2011 at 8:34pm

bonjour commal tapelle tu? jemapelle sarah hunton (im not france i cant get england on this and i can speak france so the one up there from sarah is mine aswell!)

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Sarah, France

19 July 2011 at 8:29pm

bonjour jemappelle sarah

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Nour Bieber, American Samoa

14 July 2011 at 4:21am

Omg!I said this to a friend of mine named justin bieber and he just tried once and got it right!Hes amazing!

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A Funny Silly Person That You Don't Know (and Never Wiil), Falkland Islands (malvinas)

28 June 2011 at 10:42pm

Tee hee! I'm actually from U.S.A..

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Bubba, United States

28 June 2011 at 10:39pm

I LOVE Miss Lucy Had a Steamboat! You should really check it out.

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Anna, Viet Nam

16 April 2011 at 1:51am

this is hard,but actually really fun! I tried and i messed up at the 3 or 4 sentnce! cool!:p

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