Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sesquipedalophobia: The Fear of Long Words

Sesquipedalophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of long words.  It is also known as Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia.
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 Sesquipedalophobia ?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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