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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: The fear of clowns.
From Greek kolobatheron (stilt) + -phobia (fear). Earliest documented use: 1980s.
“They all share my coulrophobia with Congressional clowns and presidential hopefuls.”
Fred Pfisterer; Which Came First, Clowns or the Politicians?; The News Leader (Staunton, Virginia); Mar 6, 2016.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." -Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer (1920-1992)