Manias for Schmucks

It’s a safe bet that of the numerous manias running amok in the English language all ye lascivious schmucks have only heard of Nymphomania. 😉

But there are lots of other ‘manias‘ out there.

Here’s a short list of some manias you probably won’t recognize:

* Bruxomania – Practice of grinding one’s teeth.

* Oniomania – Uncontrollable urge to buy things.

* Empleomania – Obsession to hold public office

* Trichotillomania – Insane desire to pluck one’s hair

* Arithmomania – Fixation with numbers

And now for our favorite mania:

* Peotillomania – Nervous disorder characterized by constant pulling on the penis.

4 Responses to "Manias for Schmucks"

  1. deepa   February 24, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Hmmm, so MJ suffered from Peotillomania? Responds:

    MJ or Tiger Woods?

    Or both? 😉

  2. deepa   February 24, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Ah yes!! Another one to add to Peotillomania, Ashley Cole, UK’s answer to Tiger Woods Responds:

    According to Wiki, he’s disputed allegations of affairs.

  3. sam   February 24, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Arithomania and Oniomania are the 2 more like to be used in every day conversations. Will make a conscious effort to use them in mine hereon. Thanks for the info.
    Also Empleomania sometimes. Responds:

    You don’t like the last one??? 😉

  4. sam   February 24, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Coming back to movies, which one this weekend? Teen Patti or VTV. Watch Both if u can. Responds:

    We are expecting another major snow-storm in the North-East starting tomorrow afternoon. 🙁

    Doubt we can go out.

    A few hours back we went to the grocery store to pick up some Club Soda and the lines were really long as people were buying up food, salt (to sprinkle on snow/ice for fast/melting) and other stuff in preparation for the storm.

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