What does this word mean - Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobi?
I read somewhere, that it means fear of long words. Is there really such word?
asked Mar 02 '12 at 14:49
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobi indeed means fear of long words - check this - http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
And if you are interested in how it is coined - "extension of sesquipedalian with monstrum (“monster”) and a truncated, misspelled form of hippopotamus, intended to exaggerate the length of the word itself and the idea of the size of the words being feared; combined with phobia." - from http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia
answered Mar 03 '12 at 14:01