Monday, June 05, 2006

# Posted 4:45 PM by Patrick Porter  

WORD FOR THE DAY: 'hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia' – the fear of the devil's number 666. (Hat-tip, Tim Blair)

Now Oxblog readers, did anyone out there honestly know this word existed before reading this post?
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Well, I was certainly familiar with "triskaidekaphobia", or fear of the number thirteen. Presumably, if one can fear 13 one can fear 666.
I'd say that's the gold standard for "Say it three times fast."
I cant honestly say I know that word exists AFTER reading your post.
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