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  • 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.

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  • And speaking of confusion, I leave it to your imagination to figure out the meaning of spermophobia, gynophobia, and dikephobia.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 2

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  • JM reckons dikephobia is unjustly named.

    January 9, 2010