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    Great new word to add to our vocabulary.

    Hey everyone! I googled the word 'sheeple' earlier to get a definition and ran across the following word that I am adding to my vocabulary:

    Hoplophobia, (pronounced [ˌhɔpləˈfoʊbiə]), from the Greek hoplon, or weapon, is defined as the "fear of firearms" [1] or alternatively, a fear of weapons in general...

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    hop lop phobia.

    sounds good to me.
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    Sounds like a fear of lop-eared rabbits.
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    Hoplophobia. New one on me. Alot of sheeple aren't afraid of weapons, they just don't believe in someone defending themself.

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    I beat you to it......

    From last year:
    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...=phobia&page=2
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    Hoplophobia, (pronounced HOP-li-fobia), from the Greek hoplo, or weapon, is a phobia identified by firearms instructor Colonel Jeff Cooper in 1962. His intent was to satirically use a clinical term to bring public recognition of the irrational fear of firearms and other forms of weaponry such as knives or explosives. He stated that "the most common manifestation of hoplophobia is the idea that instruments possess a will of their own, apart from that of their user". Hoplophobia is deemed to be a cultural side effect of those who engage in the primordial human belief systems that anthropologists refer to as "animism", or the belief that inanimate objects can hold spirits that can effect human actions.

    The word Hoplophobia does not appear in the Oxford English, Websters or American Hertitage dictionaries.

    Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychoanalysis, stated the following: "A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity."

    While hoplophobia isn't (yet) a word featured in any standard dictionary, since it was coined by Jeff Cooper in 1962 it has become fairly common amongst the shooting and gun rights community, to the extent that it is sometimes now used by other groups and writers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goawayfarm View Post
    I beat you to it......

    From last year:
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    Now see, I even ran a search of the forum before I posted that to avoid duplicating a thread! Good job. You win.

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    The word was coined by the late Col. Jeff Cooper. Refers to a person who has an irrational fear of guns.

    I've been using it for a few years now. It is a very good word to add to your vocabulary though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agentmel View Post
    Now see, I even ran a search of the forum before I posted that to avoid duplicating a thread! Good job. You win.

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    For some reason the search feature doesn't recognize the word. We've used it a bunch of times IRRC....
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    Now someone send it off to Bill O'Rielly for his "new word" to use.

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    fun stuff. I enjoyed reading this one

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    Farpus

    Another new word, FARPUSS.
    I was edumacated about this word about 30 years ago. It means:
    "The farther away she is, the better her pus (face) looks."
    Let's not get on me for the "pus" word as 30 years ago that's exactly what it meant! (I dropped an "s" for this post!)

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    I thought hoplophobia was a fear of hoplites? heh

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    I thought I was okay just using sheeple. Now I have a new word to work in.
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    That's weird. I just learned what a hopologist was a few weeks ago.

    Hopologist: one who studies weapons and armor

    Never heard of these words before and now I learn two in a few weeks.
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    Hoplophobia has been in my vocabulary for awhile already.
    I'm surrounded by them these days.
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