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Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Word Wednesday

Cryptoscopophilia
  • desire to see behaviour of others in privacy of their home, not necessarily sexual
  • an urge to look through the windows of the homes you pass

*Hertnon, S. 2008. From afterwit to zemblanity. Auckland:New Holland Publishers

  2 comments:

  1. Well, a quick etymological breakdown:
    Crypto: hidden
    Scopo: visual experience
    Philia: love/appreciation

    So "the love of seeing things that are hidden", literally.

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  2. True, but I do think "an urge to look through the windows of the homes you pass" suits it a bit better, and explains a love for reality tv.

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