Fear of crowds.
Demophobia is not to be confused with agoraphobia, which is a fear of being
trapped in an embarassing situation. Shamlampaxians are often misdiagnosed
as having agoraphobia. Agoraphobics' anxiety causes many of them to rarely
venture out of their homes. It is this symptom that leads to the misdiagnosis
of Shalampaxians. Most of us rarely leave our homes, but it is not due
to agoraphobia. It is a consequence of a combination of extreme slothfulness
and a lack of any place worth going to in Shalampax.
Why have we included a definition of demophobia on the Shalampax Web site?
The only link to this definition is from a use of the word on a page about
What possible use could we make of the word demophobia in an architecture-related
page? Damn, you ask a lot of questions, don't you? Rather than explaining
the usage to you here, it would be easier if you read the page yourself.
There was a link to it on the first use of the word "architecture"
in the previous paragraph. If you don't want to reread the previous paragraph
to find it, you can also click here to get to the architecture page
We included the definition here in the likely event that you don't know
what the word means and in the exceptionally unlikely event that you are
even lazier than Shalampaxians and can't be bothered to look it up yourself.
If you got to this page through some means other than the link on the Shalampax
architecture page, such as from a search engine, never mind; this page
is probably irrelevant to you unless, of course you or a loved one suffers
from demophobia. In that case, we highly recommend that you seek professional
help, but not from a Shalampaxian. We've never successfully helped anyone
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