Word of the Day: archibutyrophobia

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Today’s Word:


As in:

As the craze for “extreme” sports continues to grow and to “inspire” thrill-seekers to invent new and more risky forms of recreation.

The trend has even crossed-over into the drug scene, where drug users, tired of the “tame” range of “recreational” drugs are enticed to use substances far more dangerous than the typical fare.

Among the new substances garnering attention from the drug-scene is liquid nitrogen, which is being inhaled or “snorted” by the “aficionados” of “extreme drug-use.” Participants, who often end up with severe frostbite, liken the experience to climbing Everest without proper environmental gear.

Other “extreme” substance abuse activities include “chugging” pure capsiacin oil, gargling flaming alcohol and competitive eating contests. This area of abuse had contributed to an upsurge in archibutyrophobia, as people engaging in this extreme “sport” try to consume the greatest number of peanut butter sandwiches liberally coated with a nasty mixture of alum and phenolphthalein.

Bonus words: capsiacin and phenolphthalein. Capsaicin is the stuff which gives hot peppers their “bite.” In pure, undiluted strength, it can peel your skin right off (and give you severe burns, blisters, etc). Phenolphthalein is
a compound often used in laxatives in small amounts. In larger amounts, it is recognized by the body as an extremely potent poison, and the body responds to its presence by expelling it from the system in a violent fashion. Nasty

Oh yes, and for those that don’t know what alum does, basically, it’s a hydrophilic substance used in baking powders. If you put it straight on something which is then put into someone’s mouth, it immediately “sucks” all the moisture out of their mouth, drying it out. It works really effectively, and try though they might, saliva glands are no match for the drying power of alum. So that’s why the mixture is so nasty, and why this “sport” would be
considered “extreme.”

archibutyrophobia: / ARCH-i-butte-RO-phobia / the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.