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#201486 - 08/01/11 12:08 AM Re: Know your phobia's [Re: Candy]  
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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.

#201495 - 08/01/11 02:08 PM 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.

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

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

#201524 - 08/02/11 02:11 PM 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 06:32 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?

#201547 - 08/03/11 12:34 PM 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'


#201741 - 08/12/11 11:07 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."

#201742 - 08/12/11 01:25 PM Re: A linguistics professor..... [Re: Candy]  
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Originally Posted By: Candy
"Yeah, right."


Cute.

#201746 - 08/12/11 02:50 PM Re: A linguistics professor..... [Re: Candy]  
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Not too bad!


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