Long word phobia

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    No kidding this is the word that defines long word phobia :lol:

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    Noun

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    hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia

    Plural

    hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia

    1. The fear of long words, ironically. It is literally the hippopotamus- and monster-related fear of very long words. Ben is a sufferer of a mild form of hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia
     
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    Oftimes the cure for phobias is to make the sufferer face them head on.

    So I imagine the cure for this is a long session with a thesaurus.
     
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    Good point :clap2: :lol:
     
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    Your freaking me out.
     
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    Listen. I ain't bragging. But if it ever comes up? I can spell antidisestablishmentarianism without pausing between letters.

    Just saying. We're covered there.
     
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    The longest word in the English language is



    Drum roll please

    Sarah McCulloch

    The chemical name of the largest known protein

    (i thought about pasting in here but that would have been cruel)
     
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    :lol:

    I actually know that word, and it took practice to say it correctly

    Are you an antidisestablishmentarianist? :lol:
     
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    Who me? :eusa_angel:
     
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    Try learning Arabic. Some of the names alone they dream up are real tongue twisters.

    I wonder what is the word for fear of flying in a plane-load of Muslims?
     
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    It is hard to speak, I understand much of it when I hear it, can tell you which dialect they are speaking.

    Say antidisestablishmentarianism real fast 5 times, that should help :lol:
     

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