1049. New word for the day

Ok class just settle down and keep quiet for once. It’s time for us to look at “the new word for the day”. DAVID SMITH, SIT DOWN! It’s time for us to look at the “new word for the day”. Who threw that paper dart? Ok. Keep quiet. I SAID KEEP QUIET! Class will you shut up. Get your books out!

You’re all behaving like a typical class of fourteen year olds. Why am I not surprised? Get you books out and shut up.

Andrew Jones , you’re on detention after school.

Ok. Just leave him alone; leave him alone, Nigel Green. It’s time for us to look at the “new word for the day”. Ok. SHUT UP! SHUT UP! YOU’RE GETTING OUT OF CONTROL!

The new word for the day is MASTIGOPHOBIA!

Ok. That’s better. Silence at last.

15 thoughts on “1049. New word for the day

  1. umashankar

    That is a considerably mature class of fourteen year olds. They know the meaning of ‘mastigophobia’ too well. I had to summon help from the God of Internet. Thanks for the super enrichment.

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      It looks like a phobia of chewing (masticate) but I stumbled across it by accident and had to look it up. I see where there is no word from the relatively (apparently) common fear of going to prison. Perhaps we could make one up…

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