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#1453 - 04/17/00 09:47 PM fear of public speaking  
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anyone know if there is a word for "fear of public speaking?"


#1454 - 04/17/00 10:14 PM Re: fear of public speaking  
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I'll bet cadaver knows. Sir, will you speak?


#1455 - 04/17/00 11:05 PM Re: fear of public speaking  
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Madam will speak out. Glossophobia. Would its equivalent for this medium be scriptophobia?


#1456 - 04/18/00 02:36 PM Re: fear of public speaking  
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this too shall pass
fear of writing = graphophobia

then there is arachibutyrophobia, the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.
:-)


#1457 - 04/19/00 02:23 AM Re: fear of public speaking  
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I would have thought that Glossophobia was really fear of tongues (possible a fear of french kissing?). However, Roget also list fear of speech as logophobia, lalophobia and phonophobia. I would consider that logophobia carried the sense of fear of public speaking and lalophobia the much more rational fear of having to listen to public speaking.
Graphophobia, scibblephobia and scribophobia are all given as the fear of writing. Typophobia is listed as the fear of writing for publication. I'd go with modern usage and suggest egraphophobia for fear of writing email and itypophobia for fear of writing on the internet. However, I can't find a word for the fear of reading so I'm open for suggestions on what a fear of reading/recieving [email might be although spamophobia is clearly a part of this fear.


#1458 - 04/19/00 06:19 PM Re: fear of public speaking  
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Oh, you and tsuwm are too much! My dog seemed to have
arachibutyrophobia, judging by her reaction.
Fear of reading: perusophobia?
Fear of reading e-mail: perus-e-phobia? :-)
Spamophobia--I love it!! And, I definitely agree that
a fear of listening to public speaking is a healthy
"symptom" indeed!



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