Re: violence revisited (was extropians and animal rights)
Wed, 13 Jan 1999 14:15:34 -0700

Mike Lorrey writes:
>This fear,
>when it becomes the core of mental illness, is manifested in
>haplophobia, which is recognized in the literature as an
>irrational fear of guns.

"Haplophobia"? Fear of halves? I can't imagine the derivation path. How does this word come to represent a fear of guns? (Just curious - I love etymology.)