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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

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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

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I've heard this before, not sure if it's just a myth though. lol

JB on October 9, 2007

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I think this should be our country national sybol for words!! =)

Dylan reeves on October 22, 2007

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i dont believe this for a second, hehe :)

pika on November 6, 2007

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my friend commeted that to memory

bob on December 5, 2007

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It is TOTALLY TRUE. it is on the list of phobias at Which is a completely true site. Look through, there are all sorts of bizarre phobias... (lachanophobia, fear of vegetables...)

Marissa on December 16, 2007

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hahah lovvve it ;)

rita on December 28, 2007

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this makes my tounge tingle hee hee!

margherita on December 28, 2007

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boy at scool told me this and i totallly cud not get my tongue around it. so ironic

lorna14 on January 4, 2008

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Froggy on January 16, 2008

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thats how you say it? i believe it! so ironic tho...hehe

brttny98 on January 17, 2008

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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 hip-oh-pot-oh-mon-stro-ses-qui-ped-ay-lee-oh-foe-bee-ah

eViLegion on January 22, 2008

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wow i really have that fear

danielle on February 12, 2008

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Phonetically, its Hippo-potto-monstro-sess-squip-pedalia-phobic. It is my favorite word of all time.

Mike on May 2, 2008

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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

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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

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thats pretty funny about your english teacher

weird word dude on January 24, 2009

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Fear of long words...seriously.

Guy on February 9, 2009

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This is amazing, I'm determined to remmeber this word for life xP

Juls on October 29, 2009

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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

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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

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Fear of long words (not even joking)

MetalicEmo on February 9, 2010

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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

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It's a fictional phobia

Scott on September 20, 2010

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big words hurt my brain

kick on January 1, 2011

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It is pronounced hippo pot o Mon stos es quip e dal i o fo b a

Matthew on February 28, 2013

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f you red that and didnt cry, you dont suffer from it. (fear of long words)

Leslie C on November 9, 2013

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HSHFJRLJRP:OJ on November 4, 2016

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The fact that the phobia's name is also a long word...

.... on November 5, 2016

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hippopoto-monstroses-quippedalio-phobia :) easy lol

someone on April 29, 2017

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