Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

For Di and Bud.

Looks like the fear of long words is sesquipedalophobia, sometimes extended to hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia for humorous effect.

Check out the translations on this web page; included are the Braille, Morse Code, sign language, and Pig Latin spellings.

I’m unable to find anything online for “tritrimethylbenzocarbothalene”! I tried several variations on the spelling, but didn’t get anything close enough to be considered a match.

Fear of the number 13 is Triskaidekaphobia. The Wikipedia entry says that the Makati City Hall (Makati is the commercial district in Manila) had “33” as the 13th floor instead of “13”.

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