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It is absolutely amazing that a simple post reflecting why John, Krissy, and Athena might have an increasing case of bdellophobia results in this many responsive posts.
# Jim Wrighton 23 Mar 2007 at 10:22 pm bdellophobia: fear of leaches – and yes, I had to look it up.
This spring's lineup of old Parisian Grand Guignol goodies gleefully exploits an array of human phobias old and new: from dikephobia (fear of justice) to bdellophobia (fear of leeches) to a perhaps hitherto undiscovered phobia, the fear of lewd shadow puppetry.
That’s a true art form, I used to stand in awe of him – but I don’t think he ever used the word “bdellophobia.”