What is Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?
People suffering from Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia are afraid of long words. Such a name was given to the phobia, of course, ironically. This long word can be broken into several parts:
- Hippopotamus. Defining a large creature, this word is often used to refer to different large objects.
- Monstr. An enormous and terrifying creature.
- Sesquippedali. This means ‘measuring a foot and a half long’
And the meaning of the word phobia is, of course, clear. Well, it appears that a person with hippopoto-monstro-sesquippedalio-phobia will never be able to pronounce the name of the disease!