Saturday, December 29, 2007


Alright all you English Latin Majors, can you deduce what that means? (Now, doing a web search doesn't count!) Now since you all could just as well do a web search, and find out, I'd might as well tell you:

Hexa = six
Kosioi= hundred
Konta = ten
Phobia = fear of

so hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia means the "the fear of the number six hundred and sixty-six." Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia comes from Revelations and the mark of the beast. This phobia transfers even to people's phone numbers as shown by this BBC News article. Look out all you Louisiana Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobiacs for that 666 prefix on your phone number!

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