Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Wed Feb 15 18:04:34 UTC 2006

On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 09:54:55AM -0800, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>   2. Has it (yet) been applied to other "phobics," i.e. xenophobes, "commitment-phobes," etc.

We have a few British examples of it in the sense
"Euro-phobe", i.e. one who opposes British integration into
the EU (etc.), from the mid-1990s onwards.

Jesse Sheidlower

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