View Poll Results: Do you have one of these?

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  • Arachnophobia

    2 40.00%
  • Alliumphobia

    1 20.00%
  • Phronemophobia

    1 20.00%
  • Homophobia

    1 20.00%
  • Anuptaphobia

    1 20.00%
  • Gymnophobia

    2 40.00%
  • Dendrophobia

    1 20.00%
  • Islamophobia

    1 20.00%
  • Anatidaephobia

    1 20.00%
  • Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia

    3 60.00%
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Thread: Do you have a phobia?

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    Do you have a phobia?

    Interested to know, do you have a phobia, and is it on my list?
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    Re: Do you have a phobia?

    Depending on how it's defined, Islamophobia is arguably a contradiction in terms; I would say it's not an irrational fear.

    To my knowledge, I've never met anyone with an irrational fear of homosexuals, but I'll get back to you if I ever do.

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    Re: Do you have a phobia?

    Yup, that's the point of the thread, I have a particular dislike for those terms.

    But anyway, anything related to actual phobias is still welcome.
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    Re: Do you have a phobia?

    I have a phobia of forums, I am deeply traumatized by being here.

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    Re: Do you have a phobia?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Yup, that's the point of the thread, I have a particular dislike for those terms.

    But anyway, anything related to actual phobias is still welcome.
    Those terms have had semantic drift. Irrational fear is not the only definition in those cases.

    I would say for me, Australians, though it is not irrational.
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    Re: Do you have a phobia?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Those terms have had semantic drift. Irrational fear is not the only definition in those cases.

    I would say for me, Australians, though it is not irrational.
    The accusation of being ____ophobic is usually used as a nuclear option to shut down debate, though. "Your fear is irrational, therefore there's no point in arguing with you. I win." Speaking as someone who thinks homosexuals and Muslims should be 100% equal under the law, people doing that really get a rise out of me.

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    Re: Do you have a phobia?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Zawisza View Post
    The accusation of being ____ophobic is usually used as a nuclear option to shut down debate, though. "Your fear is irrational, therefore there's no point in arguing with you. I win." Speaking as someone who thinks homosexuals and Muslims should be 100% equal under the law, people doing that really get a rise out of me.
    How something is misused is irelevant to how something is properly used. The term racist is thrown around here constantly and improperly. That does not change the fact that racism does exist.
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    Re: Do you have a phobia?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Those terms have had semantic drift. Irrational fear is not the only definition in those cases.
    I'm pedantic about semantics.
    I would say for me, Australians, though it is not irrational.
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    Re: Do you have a phobia?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I'm pedantic about semantics.
    Then you should be aware that meanings do change over time for words. Homophobia and to a lesser extent Islamaphobia are two examples.
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    Re: Do you have a phobia?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Then you should be aware that meanings do change over time for words. Homophobia and to a lesser extent Islamaphobia are two examples.
    But the meaning for phobia hasn't changed, it's been missaplied.
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