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    profound
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    Callipygous
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    ophiophobia . - fear of snakes
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    Thalassophobia - is an intense and persistent fear of the sea or of sea travel. Thalassophobia can include fear of being in large bodies of water, fear of the vast emptiness of the sea, of sea waves, and fear of distance from land.
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    I don't know the meaning of any of these words, except profound - my word - which isn't used a lot bc it is a fancy word meaning discovering something people will pay you to do.

    Apparently all of you are paid to use the big words above.

    In my defense, as you can see in my picture above, or in reading my posts, English is not my first language, or second or last.
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    Callipygous for the win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    ophiophobia . - fear of snakes
    That is damned profound for me.

    Though, I really made an effort last year to identify and not kill one if not poisonous, or - if poisonous - a LONG way from the house/yard.
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    Bibliophobia = fear of books, or more generally fear of reading or reading out loud.

    Nobody comes to mind, he lied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    Bibliophobia = fear of books, or more generally fear of reading or reading out loud.

    Nobody comes to mind, he lied.
    I had the exact same non-thought.
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    Other than knowing the phobias are fear of something, I haven't know a single word posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DixieZag View Post
    Other than knowing the phobias are fear of something, I haven't know a single word posted.
    You should spend more time on the Urban Dictionary.

    Better yet, we should just have an Urban Dictionary ‘word of the day’ thread to expand everybody’s horizons.
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