English : Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

What is the meaning of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?

This is a word which one hears several times in the Walt Disney movie, Mary Poppins. When the nanny, Mary Poppins, comes first in a horse race, a reporter remarks, There probably aren't words to describe your emotions. To which Mary Poppins replies, On the contrary, there's a perfectly good word. It's supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. The word doesn't really mean anything. It’s just fun to say.

Here are the first four lines of the song sung by Mary and her friends.

Super cali fragi listic expi ali docious

Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious

If you say it loud enough, you will always sound precocious.

Super cali fragi listic expi ali docious.

COURTESY : The Hindu (The National News-Paper) - India

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