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Old 01-14-2008, 12:07 AM   #1
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Default Fear of long words

hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

Bet you haven't got that in this forum.

   
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hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
Subsequent correspondence about this word in the Telegraph says the normal corruption, and easier to say is just squippedaliophobia

In the longer form at 36 characters it is the longest word in the English language, beating antidisestablishmentaryism.

   
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