Thursday, December 17, 2009


Weird Word

Weird Word gives you an opportunity to grow your vocabulary with not-very-common and/or not-frequently-used words.

Today's Weird Word is: NEBULAPHOBIA, and its pronounciation is: neb-u-la-fo-be-ah.

Nebulaphobia is noun, meaning: fear of fog.

His business trip to London caused him to be anxious, because he suffered from nebulaphobia.

Ask people if they suffer from nebulaphobia. You're bound to get a few confused looks!

Note: The source for most of the words featured can be found at Luciferous Logolepsy. They are so obscure, I was actually unable to find some of them at a couple of common online dictionary references, such as The Free


  1. I love the phobia words.

    I have kakorraphiaphobia: fear of failure.
    And, even more amusing, phobophobia: fear of, erm... fears.

  2. Fear of fog...

    Guess buying those people a copy of John Carpenter's The Fog would be a cruel joke, huh?

  3. What a neat word. The literary group in our community is sponsoring a spelling bee in February. Each week I'm running a different and unusual word in the paper. This one will have to go on my list. Thanks.

  4. Great. So now I know when I got foggy head trying to think of something brilliant to write I got nebulaphobia. Helps to get specific when idenifying the problem!

    Marvin D Wilson

  5. This is a wonderful word; especially since my stories happen to take place in England! Thanks, Crystal.


  6. What an awesome word! I personally love fog... so mysterious! Unless of course I have to drive in it in Wilmington. Is there a phobia for bad drivers. We have the worst.

  7. I agree, that is such a brilliant word! I had no idea what it meant either. I don't really like fog, but I'm not scared of it, which is just as well as we get pleanty of it here in Wales.


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