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Wondrous Words Wednesday

May 20, 2020

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love.  Feel free to get creative!   If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!

This word was featured in the Trivia Today question on May 7.

1. xanthophobia – “Which fruit would you avoid if you suffer from xanthophobia?”

Xanthophobia is the fear of the color yellow or the word yellow.

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

16 Comments leave one →
  1. May 20, 2020 3:50 am

    Hi Kathy,

    OMG! is there a word for just about anything and everything?

    Actually there is! I just checked it out and there is a word to describe the fear of just about every colour and even colour in general!

    What a fun post – thanks for sharing 🙂

    No words from me this week, but I hope to join in again next time!

    Yvonne
    xx

  2. May 20, 2020 5:27 am

    I gather the name Xanthe means ‘blonde-haired’ so there must be a latin link there somewhere connected with ‘yellow’ or something. Fascinating.

  3. May 20, 2020 5:34 am

    Entertaining word. I wonder when it was invented and if it’s ever used other than in word lists!
    My Wednesday is Wordy today.

    be well… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  4. May 20, 2020 6:31 am

    I don’t fear the color yellow but I have never liked it much – I think because it is the color of many things that give me bad allergies! But in general, I love words starting with X – not that I can remember them, but they always seem like fun words!

  5. May 20, 2020 9:28 am

    I wonder how many fears there are that have names. There certainly seem to be a lot of niche fears.

  6. May 20, 2020 9:35 am

    I didn’t know this phobia was a thing!

  7. May 20, 2020 9:44 am

    Had no idea… but I’m not a fan of yello…

  8. Lloyd Russell permalink
    May 20, 2020 9:48 am

    I just had this on a trivia website but couldn’t remember. I need my 4 choices!

    Lloyd (408) 348-4849

    On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 12:01 AM Bermudaonion’s Weblog wrote:

    > BermudaOnion posted: ” Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you > can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love. > Feel free to get creative! If you want to play along, grab the button, > write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. ” >

  9. May 20, 2020 10:20 am

    Okay, that’s a good one! I’ve been noticing this meme on Wednesdays, but hadn’t actually explored it. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Beth Hoffman permalink
    May 20, 2020 10:31 am

    Wouldn’t have guessed it in a million years!

  11. May 20, 2020 12:27 pm

    Hi,
    New word for me..thanks for sharing.
    Have a great day!

  12. May 20, 2020 7:45 pm

    I never knew there was such a word! Great choice!

  13. May 21, 2020 2:07 am

    I never heard of xanthophobia, mainly because I had no idea there is a name for the fear of yellow or that this is a thing.

  14. May 21, 2020 4:46 am

    Eeek yellow!

  15. May 21, 2020 6:23 am

    I don’t want to get political, but there needs to be a word for people afraid of the color orange these days!

  16. May 22, 2020 7:53 pm

    Being afraid of yellow is a thing?
    In school Gage’s teachers always gave the class a word of the day with definition and they had to draw a pic. This week they had to find their own words in their reading and it’s worked great for Gage. Yesterday’s word was whirling dervish and I was impressed since I didn’t learn what that meant til my 20’s, lol.

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