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Definition: Fear of knees or the act of kneeling (Merriam-Webster Online).

Sample usage: “My genuphobia kept me out of church for Sundays, but at least I can go to football games ... Hey, hold on, what’s this now?”

Popularity: Some wag coined this word for our NFL kerfuffle. No one really has a kneeling phobia, unless you were a guillotine operator in a previous life and it brings back bad memories.

JAMES LILEKS

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