[ExI] aside: xenophobia
green.joshua at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 02:35:00 UTC 2015
It is from the Greek word xénos, meaning alien. So blame the Greeks...
On Oct 28, 2015 9:04 PM, "spike" <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> >... On Behalf Of Keith Henson
> >...We can see two behaviors in chimps (xenophobia always on for the males)
> and bonobos, (xenophobia off). ...
> Who the heck came up with the name xenophobia? And why is spelled that
> And what would we do if a psychiatric patient developed a specific fear of
> element 54? The obvious name has already been used for something that has
> nothing to do with xenon.
> Oy, we sat here and did nothing as the English language became screwed up
> beyond recognition.
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