Sunday, October 31, 2010


Time to add a new word to one's vocabulary--coulrophobia...and how appropriate today. I am talking about the fear of CLOWNS. Revered as funny and capricious they also have a dark side of menace and horror and one should fear clowns. The only clowns I can tolerate are the ones in Federico Fellini's I, Clowns.

Coulrophobia [Wikipedia]...

Coulrophobia is an abnormal or exaggerated fear of clowns. The term is common, but is not commonly used in psychology. The prefix "coulro-" comes from the Ancient Greek κωλοβαθριστής (kōlobathristēs), “one who goes on stilts”. Coulrophobia can also be said to extend to a fear of covering up one's face with paint—the idea of hiding recognisable features under a layer of face paint can also unsettle coulrophobia sufferers.

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