Fayophobia: Fear of elves.
So where were these said elves, that someone was so frightened of them that the medical community felt obliged to invent a word for that fear? I mean, in case anyone out there suddenly discovered that they had also developed a fear of these fae. It’s not like you would be walking down your average suburban street and be set upon by a pack (is that even the right word for them? Group? Mob? Gaggle?) of elves. You’d more likely be attacked by a band of marauding space monkeys.
Take this news story in 2010:
A man charged with uttering death threats on Facebook armed himself with high-powered weapons because he feared he was being stalked by elves, a Montreal court was told Wednesday.
Quebec provincial police told David Abitbol’s bail hearing that he told a friend on the Internet that his .12-gauge shotgun was just what he needed to kill the mythical creatures.
Someone should have informed this poor deluded man that elves did not make stalking people a hobby, because they were too busy defending Middle Earth from the clutches of Saruman the White and his evil pet eyeball, Sauron.
I’d be more fearful of being mugged by some Orcs. Given that there is a surplus of them in Middle Earth. I would think that jobs would be a little more harder to come by. Idle Orcs could not be a good thing. Next you will see them loitering in shopping malls, Graffiting trains, and mugging old ladies of their pension money. That’s the more likely scenario if you ask me. Make a phobia for THAT one medicos!
Personally, if I came upon an elf I would promptly ask him if he knew Legolas and where it was I would find him.
Am I right Ladies?