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Poll: Worst phobia afflicting language professionals?
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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
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Other Nov 28, 2017

Anonymouspollphobia

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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True Nov 28, 2017

Julian Holmes wrote:

Anonymouspollphobia

Since this is a pretty good question, why doesn't that person display her/his name? Or is this anonymous a hint at the invisible translator?


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Yes, anonymouspollphobia Nov 28, 2017

In particular, phobia against polls which don't enable us to vote for "some or all of the above" where apropriate.

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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Other Nov 28, 2017

Non-native-marketbusterophobia would be high on my list…
PS: Ditto what Jack said.


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Carla Catolino
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Agree! Nov 28, 2017

Jack Doughty wrote:

In particular, phobia against polls which don't enable us to vote for "some or all of the above" where apropriate.


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Teresa Borges
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Agree! Nov 28, 2017

Jack Doughty wrote:

In particular, phobia against polls which don't enable us to vote for "some or all of the above" where apropriate.


I'd like to add atelophobia to the list...

[Edited at 2017-11-28 13:40 GMT]


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ventnai  Identity Verified
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No fun Nov 28, 2017

It's no fun if you vote for "some or all of the above". You have to choose one. Take some of these polls with a pinch of salt and a light heart.

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Fiona Grace Peterson  Identity Verified
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None of the above Nov 28, 2017

OhGodNotAnotherRidiculousProzPollaphobia gets my vote

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This would get my vote too! Nov 28, 2017

Fiona Grace Peterson wrote:

OhGodNotAnotherRidiculousProzPollaphobia gets my vote


For sure


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Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
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Subpeanutsrateophobia Nov 28, 2017

The worst of all is Subpeanutsrateophobia. A new development in PT/EN translation here in Brazil is: Ispentaweekindisneyandilldoitforfreeophobia.

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John Fossey  Identity Verified
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Mistakephobia Nov 28, 2017

Not to say that any mistakes get through, but the fear of making a mistake on critical documents should motivate every professional to take special care to double check their work.

Unfortunately, when I have had to outsource work I have too often found that colleagues don't always double check their work and mistakes get through - I mean serious mistakes in transferring meaning, not mere typos and grammar.

I'm surprised this wasn't one of the options.


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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
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Hahahahah! Nov 28, 2017

Fiona Grace Peterson wrote:

OhGodNotAnotherRidiculousProzPollaphobia gets my vote


What I got is not a phobia, more like IwanttopunchAnonymousPollsterindafacemania




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Robert Forstag  Identity Verified
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Tough call Nov 28, 2017

Several are right up there:

90-day-payment-plus-low-rate-phobia
Chronic-colleague-antagonism-on-Kudoz-phobia
Syrupy-PM-phobia

And, for something in keeping with the season:

Schmaltzy-holiday-greetings-from-agencies-I-haven’t-worked-with-in-5-years-phobia


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Mónica Algazi  Identity Verified
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Painintheeyephobia Nov 28, 2017

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