Some may fear this word

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‘A Language Log reader named metanea points out to us that the Urban Dictionary claims aibohphobia is a technical term for the irrational fear of palindromicity. The etymology will raise a smile. Just stare at the word for a few seconds, and it will reveal itself to you…’ (Language Log)

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  1. arnoldzwicky


    There are several Geoffrey Pullens around, even two who are dentists — but no linguists, so far as I can see.