Cruel definitions of phobias

Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2012 04:58 am
So... I just found out that the word that means 'phobia of palindromes' is in itself a palindrome... Aibohphobia...

And do anyone know what the phobia for long words is called? It's 'hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia'.

This cracks me up, but I wonder about the reasoning behind those names, I mean, aside from the obvious cruel joke on those who have these conditions...
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Lustig Andrei
Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2012 08:36 pm
That aibohphobia is a really good one!

Everyone knows triskadekaphobia, of course -- fear of the number 13.
(I hope I got that right)

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