[ExI] word of the day

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 18 18:52:32 UTC 2021


Mystic contemplation of the navel

Giving rise to omphalophobia:  fear of one's or another's navel.  Just
looking at one creates fear.  Now we know why Barbara Eden had hers
covered.  Someone involved in that TV show had oomphalophobia.  Of course
Freud chimed in with the sexual nature of that:  does one's navel resemble
a vagina?  Certainly not the 'outies' unless there are vaginas I am not
familiar with.

Also, oomphaloliths- navel stones.  Meh.  But see:
https://www.buzzfeed.com/julianakataoka/belly-button-anxiety  Some
interesting visuals there.

Remember, you heard it here first.    bill w
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