The Church of England had been established as the official state church of that country for a long time, but in the nineteenth century an effort was launched to “dis-establish” it, and remove its favored status. Yet some wanted to retain the designation, and launched the anti-disestablish movement. Their movement became known as antidisestablish-mentarianism, a beloved word of all school children who brag they can spell the longest word in the English language. There are longer words, but we can learn a lesson from this historical episode.