Monday, October 31, 2016
Citations for logophobia
There is just one cure for logophobia, and that is self-scrutiny--to discover whether one's reaction to a given term when seen in a newspaper or heard from a platform is really justified by the true significance.
"Logophobia," he says, "has usually been a sign, in men of our race, of a certain thinness of blood. The man of imagination and the man with something to say have never been afraid of words, even words that have rung strangely on the ear...."
Origin of logophobia
Logophobia stems from the Greek terms lógos meaning "a word, saying, speech, discourse, thought, proportion, ratio, reckoning" and phóbos meaning "fear." It entered English in the 1920s.