Talk:sesquipedalophobia

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Is this a joke? It translates roughly to "fear of six-legged things".

   Noun
      sesquipedalian
         1. A long word.

It is a joke - it translates as fear of one and a half feet (length words) - it is an invention based on sesquipedalian. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is worse.

RFV discussion: January–July 2014[edit]

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sesquipedalophobia

Seems not obviously attested in use as opposed to mention. google books:"sesquipedalophobia", google groups:"sesquipedalophobia", sesquipedalophobia at OneLook Dictionary Search. Note that I do not request that properly formatted quotations are added to mainspace or citationspace--although that is ideal; I request that at least the text of the quotations is placed here, with a link to the source of the quotation. --Dan Polansky (talk) 06:53, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Are we allowing things like "She believed that I had sesquipedalophobia - the fear of long words" (second page of gbook results). If we are, I can find three cites in the first three pages of gbook results. If we are not then hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia should probably also be nominated as all its cites are in that vain. SpinningSpark 11:07, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
Yes, that's fine. (PS, it's vein, not vain.) Ƿidsiþ 11:20, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
I think it should not count, but Wiktionary:CFI#Conveying_meaning suggests otherwise. --Dan Polansky (talk) 11:23, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
I added the above cites to the entry. -Cloudcuckoolander (talk) 14:51, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
Passed. — Ungoliant (falai) 16:30, 6 July 2014 (UTC)