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#171730 - 11/28/07 05:37 PM Re: The suffix for 'dislike' [Re: Alex Williams]
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Registered: 11/28/07
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Hey go to this link:


and go to the area that says phobe. I think that might answer your question.

#171732 - 11/28/07 05:52 PM Re: The suffix for 'dislike' [Re: Friend]
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sometimes this Greek element means a strong dislike or hatred for something

and you'll see that if you look to many of the online phobia lists.

-joe (sesquipedalophilia) friday

#171733 - 11/28/07 07:49 PM Re: The suffix for 'dislike' [Re: tsuwm]
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Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
anti- ?
or does that mis- the mark?

(still a pre- not a suf- though)

Edited by Zed (11/28/07 07:50 PM)

#171742 - 11/29/07 06:52 AM Re: The suffix for 'dislike' [Re: Alex Williams]
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Originally Posted By: Alex Williams
the politically-charged term "homophobia" comes to mind -- is up to the user I guess. Applying -phobe to everyday objects seems a bit like overkill in any case. Is our current POTUS a broccoliphobe or does he simply not care for broccoli. As for myself, I am definitely an okraphobe. Indeed, I fear the okra.

No : too strong nausea. When I'm in a crowd I can get a light stroke of homonoia. I do like okra. I never have okranoia nor do I dislike spiders so I do not suffer from arachnonoia.
Homonoia: not in the mood, not having the right mind for people.

(though I keep saying dislike)

Edited by BranShea (11/29/07 08:41 PM)

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