Word of the Day

: refers to an abnormal and persistent fear of clowns.

7 Responses to “Word of the Day”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    At first glance I thought that said coulterphobia, which I suffer from…

  2. John says:

    I don’t know about fear. What’s the word for irrational distaste? And the suspicion that they are pasty-faced child molesters?
    Can we throw in mimes as well? In the Discworld books, Lord Vetinari doesn’t censor any street theater except for mimes, whom he puts in a torture chamber with the slogan “Learn the Words” painted on the wall.

  3. Nightfly says:

    How about coulrophoria – a persistent and irrational enjoyment of clowns? I think Bobo and his ilk should be forcibly deported to a tropical climate and forbidden to remove their grease paint.

  4. coulterphobia
    A syndrome in the same family of psychoses as ‘hydrophobia’, which is also characterised by much foaming at the mouth.

  5. Cullen says:

    Yeah, perhaps. But at least she’s hot.

  6. WunderKraut says:

    My God, I finally have a way to describe my feelings towards clowns. The freaks!

  7. In a manic, Susan Estrich kind of way.

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