stay puff“Althaiophobia” – the fear of marshmallows.

So the middle gel informed me this morning.

I bugged out my eyes like Marty Feldman in Young Frankenstein and said, “You’re putting me on.”

The word does, indeed, appear on the innertoobs, but not on any particularly reputable sites that I can find (and no, I refuse to take Ask Yahoo’s word for it), so I remain dubious.

I can understand a dislike of marshmallows (I don’t like them myself), but a fear?

UPDATE:  In the spirit of conservation, as I am putting a word into circulation here I feel obliged to retire another. Henceforth, I decree that use of the term “Gangnam-style” will constitute a flogging offense.  Thank you for your cooperation.