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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.

Says 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

Says 924 on August 19, 2007

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

Says JB on October 9, 2007

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

Says Dylan reeves on October 22, 2007

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i dont believe this for a second, hehe :)

Says pika on November 6, 2007

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my friend commeted that to memory

Says bob on December 5, 2007

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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...)

Says Marissa on December 16, 2007

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hahah lovvve it ;)

Says rita on December 28, 2007

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this makes my tounge tingle hee hee!

Says 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

Says lorna14 on January 4, 2008

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hippo-potto-mon-strows-swkip-a-dal-ee-o-fobeea

Says Froggy on January 16, 2008

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

Says 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

Says eViLegion on January 22, 2008

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wow i really have that fear

Says 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!

Says 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...

Says 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

Says 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

Says 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.

Says 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 =]

Says 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

Says Neekola on January 17, 2009

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thats pretty funny about your english teacher

Says weird word dude on January 24, 2009

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Fear of long words...seriously.

Says Guy on February 9, 2009

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

Says 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:)

Says 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.

Says Joshua on December 19, 2009

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Fear of long words (not even joking)

Says 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

Says h@h@potato on March 7, 2010

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It's a fictional phobia

Says Scott on September 20, 2010

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big words hurt my brain

Says 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

Says 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)

Says Leslie C on November 9, 2013

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