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Posted: 2/25/2007 6:33:44 PM EST
Guys, I've read this word over the past several days and heard it on the radio just today. Could someone tell me what it means? I know "phobe" is short for phobia, but what does the first part mean?
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 6:38:19 PM EST
Fear of Hoppy.

I've seen a couple of cases in my day.

(I think it's a fear of inanimate objects).
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 6:38:48 PM EST
fear of Hopalong Cassidy?
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 6:39:57 PM EST
I googled it and this is what I found:


hopolophobe - a person with an irrational fear of those who irrationally fear firearms
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 6:40:00 PM EST
One who fears weapons or warriors.
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 6:41:55 PM EST
hopolo- like a hoplite. Greek for a warrior.

-phobe you nailed it. Someone who is afraid of ___.
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 6:42:00 PM EST
You could look it up using any of a number of internet sources:

www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Hoplophobia

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hoplophobia

etc.

That's what I did -- because I wasn't sure what it meant either.
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 6:53:28 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 6:59:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By FALARAK:
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(LOL) Yeah I did at work. But the damn internet filter kept getting in the way. Damn state computers!
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 7:05:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By ready-aim-fire:
You could look it up using any of a number of internet sources:

www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Hoplophobia

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hoplophobia

etc.

That's what I did -- because I wasn't sure what it meant either.


Now that I know the definition, I seem to recall some of Col. Cooper's writings in old G&A magazines mentioning hopolophobes. It is an irrational fear of weapons that some people feel that just owning a weapon will make them do bad things. Or that the weapon itself, even if it is an inanimate object, will do bad things.

Thanks to everyone!
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 7:11:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/25/2007 7:12:14 PM EST by SkiShooter]
Calling them hoplophobes drives the pseudo intellectual anti's nuts.
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