Talk:bufonophobia

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No word for a phobia is ever used, is it? They're all just dictionary words. Nobody is actually afraid of anything. Equinox 23:10, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

FWIW, it should be phrynophobia (Ancient Greek φρῡ́νη(phrū́nē, toad) + English -phobia); *bufonophobia (Latin būfo, būfōn-(toad) + English -phobia) is an etymological hybrid.  — Raifʻhār Doremítzwr ~ (U · T · C) ~ 15:36, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
What do you call a television, then? Equinox 18:19, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
A television, like everyone else. This situation is different: In the absence of attestation of either the hybrid or the "purebred", all that are left are etymological considerations. It seems that most people, however, prefer the English circumlocution "fear of toads".  — Raifʻhār Doremítzwr ~ (U · T · C) ~ 11:08, 4 August 2010 (UTC)
No all that's left is spending 30 days trying to cite it, then deleting it if we can't. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:18, 4 August 2010 (UTC)
It was a comment on the word itself, not an implicit suggestion to amend RFV.  — Raifʻhār Doremítzwr ~ (U · T · C) ~ 20:25, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

RFV failed, entry deleted. (But I have no comment on the word itself.) —RuakhTALK 16:34, 3 September 2010 (UTC)