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aibohphobia and other fears

Postby gailr » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:07 am

My search did not locate a thread dedicated to fears.
So let's start one...


aibohphobia is the fear of palindromes

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Postby Stargzer » Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:11 pm

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Palindrome

Postby Dr. Goodword » Wed May 27, 2009 5:00 pm

Why isn't palindrome a palindrome?
You do know that I've put together a reliable list of fears, don't you. You may also suggest additions.

http://www.alphadictionary.com/articles/phobias.html
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Re: Palindrome

Postby Slava » Wed May 27, 2009 6:57 pm

Dr. Goodword wrote:Why isn't palindrome a palindrome?
You do know that I've put together a reliable list of fears, don't you. You may also suggest additions.

http://www.alphadictionary.com/articles/phobias.html


My first suggestion is to tell us why "aibohphobia" doesn't make the list. Is it a real phobia, or just a potential word someone dreamed up?

I noted at least one typographical error in the little bit I looked at: athazagoraphobia forgetfulness or being forgotton.

A reverse list would be really helpful. A way of looking up a fear by the fear, not the name of the fear. As in: Search for Fear of: ????, leads to the word.

A breakdown of the reason behind the meaning would be great, too. Just why does athazagoraphobia mean what it does? Leading back to aibohphobia, and why it doesn't rank.
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Postby Perry » Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:22 am

I don't have chrometophobia. But what do you call it when money seems to be afraid of me?
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Postby skinem » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:56 am

Perry wrote:I don't have chrometophobia. But what do you call it when money seems to be afraid of me?


Broke.

That what we call it at my house!

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Postby Slava » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:42 pm

Perry wrote:I don't have chrometophobia. But what do you call it when money seems to be afraid of me?

Perhaps your money needs psychological help to get over what sounds like a bad case of perryphobia.
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Postby Perry » Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:00 am

It's getting worse. Now employers seem to be afraid of having me, as well. :?
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