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Fear of curly brackets {}. Anticurlybracketophobia

Fear of hyphens (people with this may be scared to the brim because there are hyhens everywhere). Bindaphobia

Fear of question marks. Erotimatikophobia

Fear of apostrophes. Heitophobia

Fear of periods. Pistaphobia

Fear of exclamation points. Thaumastikaphobia

Fear of commas. Virguphobia

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Psychology term of the day

July 26th 2021


The English suffixes -phobia, -phobic, -phobe (from Greek φόβος phobos, "fear") occur in technical usage in psychiatry to construct words that describe irrational, abnormal, unwarranted, persistent, or disabling fear as a mental disorder (e. g. agoraphobia), in chemistry to describe chemical aversions (e.