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    phobia

    1. Bo has fear to swim? Can I replace fear with phobia. Like water phobia?

    Can I try the others:

    cockroaches phobia
    height phobia


    2. What do we call those who is scared staying in small place, like a room, toilet?


    Thank you.

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    Re: phobia

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    1. "Cockroach phobia" sounds better than "cockroaches phobia." Note that "height phobia" is also known as acrophobia. A fear of swimming does not necessarily result from a fear of water.

    2. Claustrophobic.

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    Re: phobia

    You've got a problem with water because "hydrophobia" is the disease rabies.

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    Re: phobia

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    You've got a problem with water because "hydrophobia" is the disease rabies.
    But then again, it's an odd name for rabies, considering that "hydrophobia" is only a symptom of rabies.

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    Re: phobia

    In BrE rabies is called rabies, not hydrophobia.

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    Re: phobia

    The use of "hydrophobia" for rabies is an older and/or regional form (see the book or movie Old Yeller, for example). Where there could be confusion, the term "aquaphobia" is sometimes used, instead.

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    Re: phobia

    There's a very long list of phobias, with some weird names for them.

    The fear of cockroaches is called katsaridaphobia.

    Not a lot of people know that...(or care).

    Rover

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