Its not fun to say, but ironically, this is the medical term for the fear of long words.
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okay, thats very ironic...but ecsactly how do you say it? somehow, i'm thinking it's name is ment to frigten people with this alment using large words smushed together.
Emma on July 27, 2007
Too funny! This one was so ironic that inspired me to do this: 0092400*deviantart*com/art/Fear-of-Long-Words-62722311
924 on August 19, 2007
I've heard this before, not sure if it's just a myth though. lol
JB on October 9, 2007
I think this should be our country national sybol for words!! =)
Dylan reeves on October 22, 2007
i dont believe this for a second, hehe :)
pika on November 6, 2007
my friend commeted that to memory
bob on December 5, 2007
It is TOTALLY TRUE. it is on the list of phobias at www.phobialist.com. Which is a completely true site. Look through, there are all sorts of bizarre phobias... (lachanophobia, fear of vegetables...)
Marissa on December 16, 2007
hahah lovvve it ;)
rita on December 28, 2007
this makes my tounge tingle hee hee!
margherita on December 28, 2007
boy at scool told me this and i totallly cud not get my tongue around it. so ironic
lorna14 on January 4, 2008
Froggy on January 16, 2008
thats how you say it?
i believe it! so ironic tho...hehe
brttny98 on January 17, 2008
Whilst it is technically true, in actual fact you can use the original word sesquipedaliophobia (or sesquipedalophobia), derived from the word "sesquipedalian" (which essentially means long-winded). The hippopoto and monstro parts are an unneccessary addition, probably designed to bum-out anyone with the condition.
And I should like to correct the pronunciation given above: it is actually more like
eViLegion on January 22, 2008
wow i really have that fear
danielle on February 12, 2008
All of the sudden...I'm... scared of long words. I can't even say that word, it's too scary!
sara on February 20, 2008
Who ever invented this word must have been a bloody sadist... I mean, imagine you're a doctor and you've gotta tell the poor sod who has been dyagnosed with this, that he's got a phobia that has 15 sylables in its name...
Edward Weldon on March 2, 2008
i have to agree with sara. just looking at that word is making me more and more scared of long words
john smith on March 19, 2008
i am scared of long words espeacially when i am at school because there are a lot of them i cry
Amanda Wilson on April 15, 2008
Phonetically, its Hippo-potto-monstro-sess-squip-pedalia-phobic. It is my favorite word of all time.
Mike on May 2, 2008
this is pretty much the funniest thing i've ever heard of in my life
this = greatness
really people...get over it
taylor martines on October 24, 2008
Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. I went to school and told my English teacher, she shouted at me for lying. I found this page and showed her. She couldn't say it. xD
Neekola on January 17, 2009
thats pretty funny about your english teacher
weird word dude on January 24, 2009
Fear of long words...seriously.
Guy on February 9, 2009
This is amazing, I'm determined to remmeber this word for life xP
Juls on October 29, 2009
I am doing a project on this it is kind of great im giving a speech on the word cant wait to ask the class to say it:)
shane on November 10, 2009
This is so funny i cant wait to tell this to people.Its hard to tell people in school because the only smart people are the teachers.
Joshua on December 19, 2009
Fear of long words (not even joking)
MetalicEmo on February 9, 2010
i think i have it jk i like gr8ted cheese (ironic) when some1 says im hippotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia they wood get scared
h@h@potato on March 7, 2010
It's a fictional phobia
Scott on September 20, 2010
big words hurt my brain
kick on January 1, 2011
It is pronounced hippo pot o Mon stos es quip e dal i o fo b a
Matthew on February 28, 2013
f you red that and didnt cry, you dont suffer from it. (fear of long words)
Leslie C on November 9, 2013
HAHA WHY IS LIFE SO IRONIC!?
HSHFJRLJRP:OJ on November 4, 2016
The fact that the phobia's name is also a long word...
.... on November 5, 2016
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