Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

>> October 12, 2007

The fear of long words. How ironic!

Here is a very amusing article about its symptoms & treatment.

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

Another of my favorite words is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (not a link), which is the longest word in the English language.

According to the Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, it means: "A lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silicate or quartz dust."

3 comments:

Robert Schnitman October 12, 2007 at 9:55 PM  

Those are by far the shortest words I have ever heard or seen.

Lauren Stueve October 13, 2007 at 7:27 PM  

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or if it's not a link just type it!
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debily October 17, 2007 at 8:45 AM  

I was going to leave a comment, but I'm too scared. Those big words, they frighten me.

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