Bluebulb Projects' The Measure of Things presents:
50,000 is about one-fourth the number of Letters in the Longest English Word.
In other words, it's 0.263409 times the count of Letters in the Longest English Word, and the count of Letters in the Longest English Word is 3.79638 times that amount.
The longest word in the English language (although somewhat disputed) is a chemical name for the substance connectin, made up of 189,819 letters (Click here to see the word...). The longest word found in most dictionaries, pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, has just 45 letters.