Friday, 23 October 2009

Coulrophobia

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I hate clowns...not the people behind the mask of course I'm sure they're very nice n' all but I am scared of clowns. Phobia is too strong a term, I mean I wouldn't run away or get palpitations if I met one but I find them creepy. Coulrophobia is the term for people who have a fear of clowns. It comes from the Greek word kolobathristes meaning one that goes on stilts (i.e. a circus performer, there is no Greek word for clown). Apparently children are generally afraid of clowns which I was quite surprised about, most hospitals are be-decked with clown murals!

So just remember when marketing your burgers to children Ronald! ;)

Have a great clown-free day!




2 comments:

  1. I've never been afraid of clowns, but it seems to be a popular fear/phobia. I hate marionette dolls. Thanks "Fantasy Island" for that one. :)

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  2. I don't like clowns either, and find them rather creepy! And like Cabcree, I don't like marionettes either! I didn't realize clown phobia had a technical name....but I should have known!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

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