- Probably true. I have no idea what the book is talking about. —Internoob (Disc•Cont) 23:06, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
- I don't even know if we accept the other one because it's not Usenet (I think). —Internoob (Disc•Cont) 23:07, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
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- The OED has mag(e)iric(s), mag(e)irist(ic), and mag(e)irology, mag(e)irological, mag(e)irologist, all of which ultimately derive from the Ancient Greek μάγειρος (mágeiros, “cook”), whence I would take this phobia's name to derive. The -oc- bit stumps me, though; however, I wouldn't prescribe *mag(e)irophobia (which'd probably mean "the fear of chefs" or something) in its place. The reference in the entry points to this quiz, which gives eleven more phobias, viz. ablutophobia ("the fear of washing or bathing"; from the Latin ablūt- (the perfect passive participial stem of abluō (“I wash away”, “I cleanse”)) + -phobia), agliophobia [sic] ("the fear of pain"; from the Ancient Greek ἄλγος (álgos, “pain”) + -phobia), aichmophobia ("the fear of needles or pointed objects"; from God-only-knows-where), ailurophobia ("the fear of cats"; from the Ancient Greek αἴλουρος (aílouros, “cat”, “weasel”) + -phobia); bathmophobia ("the fear of stairs or steep slopes"; from the Ancient Greek βαθμός (bathmós, “step”, “threshold”) + -phobia), chorophobia ("the fear of dancing"; from the Ancient Greek χορός (khorós, “dance”) + -phobia), tonitrophobia [sic] ("the fear of thunder"; from the Latin tonitrus (“thunder”) + -phobia), ecclesiophobia ("the fear of church"; from the Ancient Greek ἐκκλησίᾱ (ekklēsíā, “assembly”, “church”) + -phobia), gymnophobia ("the fear of nudity"; from the Ancient Greek γῠμνός (gumnós, “naked”, “bare”) + -phobia), ichthyophobia ("the fear of fish"; from the Ancient Greek ἰχθύς (ikhthús, “fish”) + -phobia), and methyphobia [sic] ("the fear of alcohol"; probably from methyl + -phobia); I wouldn't regard such a source as particularly authoritative. As for direct attestation, the only legitimate use of an English word with this spelling that I could find was this one, though it seems to have nothing whatsoever to do with cooking (no matter: I'll add it to Citations:mageirocophobia). It is likely that this term will fail RFV. — Raifʻhār Doremítzwr ~ (U · T · C) ~ 19:15, 21 July 2010 (UTC)