So how many of these words have you heard of - 1. Nomophobia, 2. Pogonphobia, 3. Omphalopia 4. Turophobia
5.Omberophobia. 6. Letraphobia. ??????
Well, as you'd imagine the point of this exercise was to bluff as if your explanation was true, and if true, to tell it as if you weren't bluffing. Being, that this was the Belfast Speakers' Circle, the explanations, were ingenious, often hilarious, and for yours truly anyway, quite a task to sort out fact from fiction. Meriel was the star performer and won the prize which everyone shared in eating at supper afterwards.
And by the way, do you suffer from 1 - Nomophobia? It's the fear of being without mobile phone coverage. According to recent surveys more than half of the people in the UK suffer from it !
Well it's time to finish the blog for this evening. I will be off on a little holiday until mid February so please tune in again, to how things are going at the Speakers' Circle, when I return. Or better still, please go along to our meetings on Monday evenings. All the details about time and venue are on this website, and you'd be very welcome. Happy New Year.