From the Greek logos, meaning words, and phobos, meaning fear. Fear of words. Logophobia symptoms include breathlessness, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, feeling sick, shaking, heart palpitations, inability to think clearly, a fear of dying, becoming mad or losing control, a sensation of detachment from reality, or a full blown anxiety attack. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, put this book down immediately and seek medical attention. Note: Neither the author nor the publisher assumes any liability whatsoever for any ill effects, real or imagined, for the logophobic experience as a result of reading the words in this book. (Honestly, I don't make these things up.Well, OK, I made up the part about the liability, but I don't make all of these things up, at least not entirely.) See also Hellenologophobia.