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#201486 - 07/31/11 08:08 PM Re: Know your phobia's [Re: Candy]
tsuwm Offline
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Originally Posted By: Candy
I can't see how being omphalophobia would be a problem


again, it's probly meant as aversion to, rather than fear of, in this instance.

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#201495 - 08/01/11 10:08 AM Re: Know your phobia's [Re: tsuwm]
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Originally Posted By: tsuwm


excepting the last, these are 'real'.


Love that cartoon....but I could never catch 'porphyrohobia' purple is my favourite colour.

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#201518 - 08/02/11 07:43 AM Re: Know your phobia's [Re: Candy]
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So lots of phobias can be replaced by dislike of.

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#201520 - 08/02/11 07:56 AM Re: Know your phobia's [Re: BranShea]
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I think the preceding word would have to be....irrational, though Bran.

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#201524 - 08/02/11 10:11 AM Re: Know your phobia's [Re: Candy]
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are you say Irrational Fear or Irrational Aversion?
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#201532 - 08/02/11 02:32 PM Re: Know your phobia's [Re: Candy]
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Originally Posted By: Candy
I think the preceding word would have to be....irrational, though Bran.
I will agree with you if you tell me what a rational dislike is. Can likes and dislikes be rational?

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#201547 - 08/03/11 08:34 AM Re: Know your phobia's [Re: Candy]
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I think so....when you have reason for the aversion.
Like a man who was trapped when a building collapsed...now fears things covering his face!

But now I'm not sure....cause it still might be called 'a phobia'


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#201741 - 08/12/11 07:07 AM A linguistics professor..... [Re: Candy]
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A linguistics professor was lecturing his class the other day. "In English," he said, "a double negative forms a positive. However, in some languages, such as Russian, a double negative remains a negative. But there isn't a single language, not one, in which a double positive can express a negative."
A voice from the back of the room retorted, "Yeah, right."

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#201742 - 08/12/11 09:25 AM Re: A linguistics professor..... [Re: Candy]
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Originally Posted By: Candy
"Yeah, right."


Cute.

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#201746 - 08/12/11 10:50 AM Re: A linguistics professor..... [Re: Candy]
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Not too bad!
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