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Diet-sodaphobia

noun; compounding
The fear of drinking diet sodas. Regis believes drinking diet sodas can cause cancer or have other malicious effects on the body, thus he fears drinking it. Rather than simply saying that he was scared of drinking diet-sodas, he formed a compact way of expressing his fear in one word, diet-sodaphobia. Recently, it has become very common for people to add the ending –phobia to anything and everything they are afraid of, since many real phobias already exist, such as xenophobia. Thus, analogy may again be at work in the coining of this word.
 
I don’t drink diet sodas because of my diet-sodaphobia.
Etymology : diet-sodaphobia. Compounding of diet soda + phob, 'fear + -ia
Source : A friend
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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