Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Nov 7 15:10:28 UTC 2013

At 11/7/2013 09:40 AM, David A. Daniel wrote:
>A high school cross country runner in Kentucky didn't run in the regional
>meet on Saturday because she has hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia, poor thing.

1)  Not identified amongst Monk's phobias.  (In fact, such a
symmetric number -- even upside-down! -- ought to be one of his favorites.)

2)   Not in the OED.

3)   Might there be a case of religious discrimination here?  (A
serious question.)  I eagerly await Scalia's (majority?) opinion.


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