Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia – The medical term for a fear of long words.


This word has always made me smile. Imagine going to see your shrink because every time someone says a word over five letters you freak out and run screaming from the room like a little girl who’s just been shown Bud Dwyer’s check-out video and he attempts to tell you you have a disease called Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia.

“What’s wrong with me Doc?”

“In my medical opinion, you’re obviously fucking nuts.”