How do you say “Mouthful” in German?

The longest word in the English language (pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis) is 45 letters. But it has nothing on the 63-word behemoth in German that is  Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz. It was such a mouthful that the word–which references a law about the labeling of meat–was officially repealed by a local parliament. Thanks to the use of compound nouns, the German language has many “Über” words, including a 83-letter monster meaning “”Association for Subordinate Officials of the Head Office Management of the Danube Steamboat Electrical Services.”

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