Sometimes you come across a word in the English language and you get the feeling the person who invented the word was just fucking with people and everyone just took it seriously. Here are the top 5 real English words that were most likely a joke that no one understood:
This is a medical condition which affects the lungs after breathing in volcanic ash. Good luck pronouncing the shit if you’re short of breath though. How can you get the proper medication if you can’t even say what you have? How many people have died overwhelming their weak lungs by just trying to explain their condition to friends and family?
|It should just be called "I survived a fucking volcano!"|
If it’s not bad enough that you have the extremely rare condition of being unnaturally afraid of long words, they decided to name that fear Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia. The name itself is the cure. As soon as you can admit you have this problem, you’re facing it and you’ll either be cured or spiral into a perpetual mental prison of fear, either one.
|The full name for this protein contains 189,819 letters, but people just call it Titin. They could probably do something like that for Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,|
Dyslexia is a condition that affects people’s spatial reading and ability to combine visual and auditory information. Just by looking at the word “dyslexia” as someone who doesn’t have dyslexia, you can tell it’s not a normal word. It looks like a mishmash of nonsense already so you can imagine what it’s like to people who have the condition.
|It's hard enough to purchesese things, but now you've gotta spell Dsylexia?|
For some reason doctors and people who make up names of conditions love to name them shit that makes life more difficult for the sufferers of the conditions. “Lisp” is just another example of that. People with a “lisp” generally have issues pronouncing “s” sounds so it would have been nice to avoid that letter when creating the name. You don’t need to make a lisp even more obvious.
|It would suck to have a lisp and a fear of big words when you find out about the velopharyngeal sphincter.|
And the number one word that must be a joke is...
Sodomy of course is the described as “anal copulation” and sounds suspiciously like “inside of me” especially when it’s sung. Rarely do words sound like their definition. This must have been a little easter egg from the innovator of sodomy. Well we get the joke, thank you for that, sir.
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