|The children succumbed to pogonophobia well before they reached the mall Santa.|
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Superior Person's Tuesday!
Pogonophobia n. A morbid dread of beards. As many whilom (q.v.) bearded ones can attest, the severity of this complaint is as nothing compared with the severity of its opposite number – the morbid dread of family members of a face from which a beard has just been removed.
Tuesday, we’ll offer up a Superior Word for the edification of
our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter
Bowler. You can purchase all or any of the four Superior Person’s Books of Words from the Godine website. Pogonophobia appears in the Second.