Day 1 – A
For today, I took a suggestion from an Anxious Mother and rustled my prompt from Urban Dictionary. “Aibohphobia” A phobia of palindromes.
I do not have a fear of palindromes, and I don’t quite know how that would work, but look at that word! The name for the phobia of palindromes is itself a palindrome.
My biggest fear is of dogs in the dark that are going to bite my butt, which is pretty specific. I don’t think it has a name for this exactly, but fear of the dark is nyctophobia, fear of dogs is cynophobia, fear of being bitten is daknophobia. I think my fear would be a combination of those three words.
Like dakcynyphobia. Or Cydaknyphobia. Nycydakphobia.
How about you? What are you afraid of? And does it have a cool Latin word for it?
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3 thoughts on “Fears Are So Much Cooler in Latin”
My particular fear is of wasps, which apparently is ‘Spheksophobia’ (great cut and paste there). I argue it is not exactly a phobia, more a logical awareness – after all, they’re agressive, violent, often drunk – whoa, wait a minute, I’m describing my first wife here – oh, and they sting. I’m supposed to love them?
Thought they probably don’t sting as bad as your first wife, eh?
Ah, such fond memories!