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Postby Summer » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:24 pm

Early this week or last week, I saw a word on here that is used for "someone who is afraid of running out of something to read" and I have forgotten it. Can someone refresh my memory please!? I can't seem to find it :cry: Thanks :D
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Postby Slava » Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:11 pm

abibliophobia

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

It's the first one.

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Postby Summer » Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:33 pm

Thank you sooo much! :)
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Postby Slava » Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:09 pm

Glad I could help.
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Abibliophobia

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Postby Audiendus » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:53 pm

I note that atelophobia means fear of imperfection. Shouldn't philately therefore mean love of imperfection? Is there something imperfect about stamp-collecting?

Or does it refer to philatelists' love of imperfect stamps, which can be very valuable? Probably not, but it's an interesting thought.
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Postby Slava » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:07 am

Audiendus wrote:I note that atelophobia means fear of imperfection. Shouldn't philately therefore mean love of imperfection? Is there something imperfect about stamp-collecting?

Or does it refer to philatelists' love of imperfect stamps, which can be very valuable? Probably not, but it's an interesting thought.
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The real root of the word:
etymonline.com wrote:philately
"stamp-collecting," 1865, coined by Fr. stamp collector Georges Herpin (in "Le Collectionneur de Timbres-poste," Nov. 15, 1864), from Gk. phil- "loving" + ateleia "exemption from tax," the closest word he could find in ancient Gk. to the concept of "postage stamp" (from a- "without" + telos "tax"). A reminder of the original function of postage stamps, now often forgotten: the cost of letter-carrying formerly was paid by the recipient; stamps indicated it had been pre-paid by the sender, thus the letters were "carriage-free."
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Postby Stargzer » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:59 am

Slava wrote:...The real root of the word: ... A reminder of the original function of postage stamps, now often forgotten: the cost of letter-carrying formerly was paid by the recipient; stamps indicated it had been pre-paid by the sender, thus the letters were "carriage-free.


WHOA! Can you imagine having to pay for Junk Mail, let alone SPAM?

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Postby Slava » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:12 pm

Stargzer wrote:WHOA! Can you imagine having to pay for Junk Mail, let alone SPAM?

:shock:
Fortunately, there wasn't any way back when. Sadly, both are with us now.
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