", "Is "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" a real word referring to Irish hookers? Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is a nonsense word thought to be originated by the 1964 movie Mary Poppins . ", "KTKA News: Mary Poppins involved in 44-year cover-up", "Ghostface Killah (Ft. Cappadonna, Method Man & Redman) – Buck 50", "SUPER-CALIFRAGILISTIC-EXPIARI-DOCIOUSの歌詞 BOΦWY ORICON NEWS", "The Joy of Six: great football headlines", "Satirist Randy Rainbow Uses Show Tunes And Pop Songs To Lampoon Trump", "Dick Van Dyke sorry for 'atrocious cockney accent' in Mary Poppins", "It's time to dream of Europe for La Liga's trio of great overachievers", Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious&oldid=975909315, Songs involved in plagiarism controversies, Wikipedia indefinitely semi-protected pages, Wikipedia indefinitely move-protected pages, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from February 2014, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 31 August 2020, at 02:51. Suoicodilaipxecitsiligarfilacrepus Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious , if you say it loud enough you'll always sound precocious . [12], "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" was released as a single, achieving a measure of commercial success on the U.S. music charts. She does, however have some letters, and Jane and Michael each pick out seven, with Mary choosing one also. The song was written by the Sherman Brothers, and sung by Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. Because Mary Poppins was a period piece set in 1910, songs that sounded similar to songs of the period were wanted. "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" /ˌsuːpərˌkælɪˌfrædʒɪˌlɪstɪkˌɛkspiˌælɪˈdoʊʃəs/ is a song from the 1964 Disney musical film Mary Poppins. [8], The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word as "a nonsense word, originally used esp. [citation needed]. Billboard Hot 100. … The word as we first heard it was super-cadja-flawjalistic-espealedojus. ", Her claim was not about spelling it backwards, but saying it backwards; if one breaks the word into several sections or prosodic feet ("super-cali-fragi-listic-expi-ali-docious") and recites them in reverse sequence, and also modifies "super" to "rupes", it comes close to what Poppins said in the film. In addition, the cast spells it out in a kind of gesture that was suggested by choreographer Stephen Mear, whose partner is deaf. However, when the word is spelled backwards it actually becomes "suoicodilaipxecitsiligarfilacrepus", which is different. [4][5], In 1949, it was used (with spelling recorded in 1949 as "Supercalafajalistickespialadojus", and in 1951 as "Supercalafajalistickespeealadojus")[3] as the title of a song by Gloria Parker and Barney Young, subtitled "The Super Song" and recorded by Alan Holmes and His New Tones for Columbia Records.[6]. [2] The movie version finished at #36 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema. "[21], In 2018, Girona manager Pablo Machín was asked to describe his club, using only one word. [19], In 2016, Randy Rainbow created a parody video of the song, in which he called (then-candidate) Donald Trump "super callous fragile egocentric braggadocious", "super careless fragile ego extra braggadocious", "super sleazy fabricating sexist and obnoxious", "superficial chauvinistic arrogant and thoughtless", and "super calculated adolescent braggadocious". [7] In another instance, they wrote: When we were little boys in the mid-1930s, we went to a summer camp in the Adirondack Mountains, where we were introduced to a very long word that had been passed down in many variations through many generations of kids. [18], One pun on the word jokes that Mahatma Gandhi was a "super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis". English yachtsman Rodney Pattisson won three Olympic medals in sailing during the Games of 1968 (gold), 1972 (gold) and 1976 (silver) in a Flying Dutchman called Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious written in large colorful waves on the hull. A chief executive of Bafta responded, "We look forward to his acceptance speech in whatever accent he chooses on the night. We have no doubt it will be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. The movie … "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" /ˌsuːpərˌkælɪˌfrædʒɪˌlɪstɪkˌɛkspiˌælɪˈdoʊʃəs/ (listen) is a song and single from the 1964 Disney musical film Mary Poppins. [16], In February 2000, Inverness Caledonian Thistle defeated Glasgow's Celtic FC 3–1 in the third round of the Scottish Cup football competition. [3] In the column, Herman states that the word "implies all that is grand, great, glorious, splendid, superb, wonderful".