An Excess of Phobias and Manias, L-N
laliophobia, lalophobia: A terror of talking (or of stuttering when trying
to talk). An individual’s speech difficulty may be aggravated by situations that
arise from anxieties or fears of self-consciousness.
For example, “Larry, this is Fattie—I mean Hattie.”
What we have here is known in Latin as lapsus linguae or a “slip of
: A compulsion or abnormal desire to talk excessively.
macromania: A mania characterized by the belief that objects are much larger
than they really are
: An intense panic about the possibility of being robbed either at home or in public.
: A dread of butterflies.
: An excessive dread of leprosy.
letheomania: An obsessive desire for, craving for, or fascination with narcotics.
: The fear of objects that are large, big