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Cracker Barrel: Name that phobia

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It started as a conversation with a friend. We were talking about his boy, and how afraid his boy once was of water.

“Hydrophobia,” I said, remembering the word from somewhere.

My friend grinned. “Ah, yes. The good old phobias. What is it that makes the names so fascinating?”

I shrugged. “Because they’re so long?”

“Or so official-sounding,” said my friend. “Just saying them makes you feel smug.”

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