Talk:Fear of bats

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Chiroptophobia[edit]

Could someone please explain what would be the correct phobia-word for fear of bats. The article states that chiroptophobia is

... an incorrect derivation from the order Chiroptera of bats.

I do not know Greek nor the fine points of deriving words. Wouldn't chiroptophobia be something like hand-wing-fear? Chiralsen (talk) 19:17, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

that would be 'chiropterophobia'.
thumbs up! I am Greek. Plus chiropterophobia as a word has a literal meaning inclusive enough to also include the generic fear that associates with bat stereotypes such as the demon wing.--92.118.191.48 (talk) 17:42, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Who put all these comments into the text? (like "No,not really."/"When?" etc.)they are confusing and also really stupid. Tip: If you need to criticize texts PLEASE do it on the discussion page!!! So, I tried to delete those comments but, as English is not my native language, I ask for someone to reread it and look if I maybe forgot something. Thanks a lot. Jana —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.216.229.216 (talk) 14:44, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

Satan Picture[edit]

That's a good picture for describing the fear's possible roots- but is it bothersome to those with a fear of bats? I just thought it might be, with those wings. 72.160.174.65 (talk) 02:18, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Some people also fear penis and horse and shark. Wikipedia is not censored. `'Míkka>t 16:16, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
I think the problem might stem more from it being satan with bat wings instead of just a bat. The picture seems unrelated to the topic at hand. Konraden88 (talk) 16:20, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

The picture deleted: no evidence given that satan's wings are associuateds with fear of bats. Some draw satans and devils with goat's legs, which, you agree, have nothing to do with fear of goats. `'Míkka>t 16:33, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Batman[edit]

Bruce Wayne suffers it. That's why he chose the bat as his alter ego. Add that. 88.24.144.206 (talk) 16:08, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Is it generic batman canon or is it just in the last two films?--92.118.191.48 (talk) 17:44, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

King of the Hill[edit]

Hank Hill, one of main characters of the series, reluctantly admits that he has a fear of bats from a episode, where he finds himself unable to help his son Bobby Hill building a regatta boat when a bat flew inside his garage. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.7.254.33 (talk) 04:46, 9 September 2009 (UTC)