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Fear versus phobia

5 years ago
There are dozens of phobias in the English language, including Phobophobia, the fear of phobias. Phobias may seem silly but they can severely impact a person's life if not treated and dealt with properly. Learning about phobias, however, can be a fun linguistic exercise.

A few of my favorite ones:

Tonitrophobia: fear of thunder

Porphyrophobia: fear of the color purple

Genuphobia: fear of knees

The human brain is a mystery!