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#144170 - 06/20/05 10:34 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.



#144171 - 06/20/05 02:58 PM 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?


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

megalo-?



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


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



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#144175 - 06/20/05 08:35 PM Re: word!  
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this too shall pass
klazomaniac.. melomaniac.. theriomaniac..
but maybe these are monsters? : )

-joe (logomaniac!?) friday

#144176 - 06/21/05 06:25 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.




#144177 - 06/21/05 11:16 AM Re: kleptomaniac  
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Henmaniac.


#144178 - 06/21/05 01:04 PM Re: kleptomaniac  
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What's a henmaniac, please? (Hi, Dixbie!)


#144179 - 06/21/05 02:26 PM 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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