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#144170 - 06/20/05 06:34 AM kleptomaniac
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Had read Satyajit Ray's short story on this word. Found it absolutely fascinating until I met a guy in my class who has this obsession.
Without wonder I found my pens and box of paints gone the next day.



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#144171 - 06/20/05 10:58 AM Re: kleptomaniac
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Welcome to you, Navneet. Um--I am guessing from your hobbies that you are male. (No need to respond to this unless you want to.) I like your description of your age!

Your post made me go back to the e-mail, and I noticed this: [From Greek klepto-, from kleptes (thief) + -mania (madness).]

I know there are a lot of -phobia words. Are there any other -maniac words, does anybody know?


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#144172 - 06/20/05 01:06 PM Re: let me graph this one...
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> other -maniac words

megalo-?

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#144173 - 06/20/05 01:55 PM Re: Help!
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Beatle-?


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#144174 - 06/20/05 02:02 PM Re: word!
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logomaniac

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#144175 - 06/20/05 04:35 PM Re: word!
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klazomaniac.. melomaniac.. theriomaniac..
but maybe these are monsters? : )

-joe (logomaniac!?) friday

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#144176 - 06/21/05 02:25 AM Re: kleptomaniac
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apart from those mentioned by the others..here's another...
pyromaniac (pyros- fire) read it in one of the Tintin comics..no wonder it must have come from Captain Haddock.




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#144177 - 06/21/05 07:16 AM Re: kleptomaniac
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Henmaniac.


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#144178 - 06/21/05 09:04 AM Re: kleptomaniac
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What's a henmaniac, please? (Hi, Dixbie!)


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#144179 - 06/21/05 10:26 AM Re: kleptomaniac
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next thing, she'll be asking whatsa henway?

what does a hen weight? oh, about 3 to 4 pounds

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#144180 - 06/21/05 10:38 AM Re: Henmaniac
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A google search shows it means a fan of someone called Tim Henman, a tennis player. [/go figger]

Helen,


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#144181 - 06/21/05 11:53 AM Re: Henmaniac
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Síright, Iím afraid:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2641-1659655,00.html


Itís virulent at this time of year because of Wimbledon.

I think his world ranking is 6 at the moment, but these guys go up and down like yo-yos.



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#144182 - 06/22/05 07:58 AM Re: kleptomaniac
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not bad considering the current run of events when henman won after being 2 sets down.
any ither mania words coined after people??


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#144183 - 06/22/05 09:09 AM Re: kleptomaniac
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any ither mania words coined after people?? See: Help! (Good one, Anna--I didn't even notice your title change, the first time.)


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#144184 - 06/22/05 10:45 AM Re: change
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Aw, shucks, Jackie... And eta did a pretty good job his own se'f!


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#144185 - 06/22/05 01:26 PM Re: change
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thank you, Anna.

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#144186 - 06/22/05 01:42 PM de nada
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Due props, bro.


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#144187 - 06/22/05 02:48 PM Re: kleptomaniac
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Let's not forget: nymphomaniac

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#144188 - 06/22/05 07:27 PM Re: kleptomaniac
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unforgettable...

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#144189 - 06/22/05 09:45 PM Re: kleptomaniac
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WAS he?!? Not that I ever liked him anyway.


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