Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia: The Fear of Long Words


Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of long words.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

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