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Do words ever look "scary" to you?

Asked by Nevada83 (814points) 1 week ago

I was doing a role-play with my friend online and he typed the word “Dies” and the way the word looked kinda creeped me out.

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SQUEEKY2's avatar

Only when die hard fright wing Republicans say them.

ucme's avatar

Yes, diarrhoea!
I shit myself each time I spell it.

seawulf575's avatar

I always thought mnemonic looked a bit creepy, but I can’t remember why.

Pandora's avatar

@seawulf575 Probably because it has some of the same spelling as demonic.
MAGA, because idiots scare me.

anniereborn's avatar

@ucme That’s cuz you guys spell it wrong :p

cookieman's avatar

Im not a fan of words beginning with ‘K’. I see it as an evil letter.

For example, if there’s a name that can be spelled with either a K or a C, I’d always chose the C version.

Poseidon's avatar

No I don’t personally but some people suffer from a fear of words. This is a well documented phobia.

Logophobia is the technical name for fear of words but there are two names for the phobia of fearing long words. These are:

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia and Sesquipedalophobia.

Very ironic really because Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is one of the longest words in the dictionary and its meaning is a fear of long words.

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