Joe was leafing through one of the textbooks. He paused to sound out one of the longest words he’d ever seen in the English language. “Trichlorophenoxyacetic acid.”

"What is that?" Richie asked.

"Beats me, but the book says the Environmental Protection Agency banned it in the seventies. Probably because no one could pronounce it."

The Hardy Boys Case Files #114 (1996) ps 14


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