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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

May 15th 2021

Automysophobia

Mysophobia, also known as verminophobia, germophobia, germaphobia, bacillophobia and bacteriophobia, is a pathological fear of contamination and germs. The term was coined by William A. Hammond in 1879 when describing a case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) exhibited in repeatedly washing one's hands.