The Long Word Song (Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia) is a funny song by Bryant Oden. Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia (Hippo poto monstroses quiped alio phobia) is a real word that means fear of long words.
Other funny songs for kids by Bryant Oden include Tarantulas and Paula the Koala (see below).
LYRICS to The Long Word Song:
I’ve been afraid of big words since I was a kid I thought that I’d get over it somehow I never did Usually it’s no big deal but every now and then You’re audaciously loquacious (ahh!) it kicks in again
I went to a specialist and said what’s wrong with me Based upon your test results, it’s not hard to see You’re afraid of lengthy words you’re not the only one Here’s what your condition’s called but this won’t be much fun
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia If you’re afraid it’s no big deal, here’s one you should know-a Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia
I’m not even joking, no I kid you not Though it’s absurd that’s the word I don’t like it a lot There’s one thing I know for sure so listen if you please Whoever came up with the word did not have the disease
I was in my science class when I started screaming It was cuz of a video the teacher was streaming It was about a lung disease I hope they all get better But whoever named it gave it way too many letters
I mean really who would name a disease Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis Not very sensitive to people who have