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Word for "fear of using up my last pen"

 
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Sally Olsen



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:32 am    Post subject: Word for "fear of using up my last pen" Reply with quote

My friend is writing a story about the Last Pen and needs a word for the phobia of not having any more pens which are his only method of communications. Any ideas?
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jotham



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:38 am    Post subject: Re: Word for "fear of using up my last pen" Reply with quote

Sally Olsen wrote:
My friend is writing a story about the Last Pen and needs a word for the phobia of not having any more pens which are his only method of communications. Any ideas?

Penultimataphobia?
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fluffyhamster



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stylolossophobia? (Stylus + loss + phobia). Though that might bring to mind materials to "write" on other than paper (e.g./i.e. clay tablets, like the Sumerians used). Which in turn makes one wonder why the story couldn't be called 'The Last Sheet' (something I'm now working on, but it's about being trapped in a public lavvy with nothing left on the bog roll after doing a number 2...anyway, I'm sure ESL students especially will get a kick out of the minimal pair practice provided by the contrast of sheet with...well, you can probably guess! Laughing Very Happy ).
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