The English language contains many more 13-letter words than one would expect. Since our alphabet only contains 26 letters, a word containing half as many would have to be considered quite a long word.
Down to the nitty-gritty: I'll start with the obvious.
1…. Schoolteacher - Of course, I have to include this one!
3-6.... Thirteen-letter words to describe people I admire: conscientious - tenderhearted - perspicacious
7-8.... Thirteen-letter character qualities I appreciate: Wholesomeness - Individuality
9-11.... Three 13-letter words having to do with Relationships: Communication -Companionship
12.... One of my favorite phenomena of nature: Thunderstorms
13.... And finally, a word to tell what I'd like to use to describe the social issues being discussed among lawmakers today: Depoliticized
There were so many great possibilities for this post, it was necessary to reject some really super ones. My grandchildren helped me count letters in words while we were on vacation together this past weekend, and they really wanted me to include Cheeseburgers. I had to resist using Sexagenarians since my DH and I fit that description. And I sadly rejected Brainchildren because I would need to write a long explanation for how I feel about some of my former students. Four 13-letter words I rejected as frivolous even though I love the way they roll off the tongue: Woolgathering - Chuckleheaded - Sagaciousness - Splendiferous
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