December 28, 2007
Way to Ruin "philia" for the Rest of Us
I saw a word that ended with "philia" the other day and got grossed out. Then, I realized that this word had nothing to do with little kids.
Pedophilia has ruined a perfectly good suffix. "Philia" - meaning friendship, affection, brotherly love has now been corrupted.
But, most people have friendly affection for children, so perhaps we need to give child molestors a new name.
It's the suffix "eros" that actually means sexual love.
So, shouldn't a child molestor be called a pederos?
Of course, that might hurt his chances of getting into the Mexican Hall of Fame too?
...anyone get that one?
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