https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theognome

Ochlophobia

Is anyone here afraid of owls? Or, are you afraid to make a green owl cry? If the latter is correct, then we should coin a new term to express this fear. How does this sound-

Duolingovirideochloclamatephobia (n): The fear of making the Duolingo green owl cry due to failing a lesson.

-Theognome

July 7, 2013

23 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lyarra

My name is Lyarra and I am definitely a Duolingovirideochloclamatephobe!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zippzopp

The owl only cries because he gives a (hoot) about us learning, all can boo me now, ha ha.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristinemc

Yes! Love it. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristinemc

Now, let's all try translating this new word :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theognome

It's Latin, obviously. But think about it- how many times have you gotten less than half way through a lesson and have already lost your hearts? In such situations, how often do you just 'restart' somehow rather than having to see Duo start crying? There should be a word for that, and there's enough linguists here to create it.

-Theognome


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mptmpt

It is part Greek actually, the -phobia part at least! I like the new word, even though I will never in my life be able to spell it correctly :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mmx11

Nice idea, Theognome! ;)

I don't know any latin, but stitching together these definitions I loosely get "Two Languages Green Mob Crying Fear". Where is the "owl" part?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theognome

That works for me. The distance between Mob and Owl is not great.

-Theognome


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OwlTalons

Are you mad?

I'll just be over here practicing....owl by myself.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theognome

┬┐Es prudente?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OwlTalons

No, pero lo hago de todos modos!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theognome

That's not very owl-like of you. Such lack of wisdom...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OwlTalons

Especially funny as I have owl tattoos...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salsalatinjazz

there is also something called anatidaephobia--the fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theognome

That fear isn't all it's quacked up to be. It's quite fowl, actually.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OwlTalons

Well, that pun made it on a wing and a prayer. It knocked me down and left egg on my face. I didn't think it had teeth...I guess that makes it impeccable?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OwlTalons

Is it wrong of me to find phobophobia (the fear of being afraid) to be hilarious? Just seems self-perpetuating to me...

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