Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Phobias & manias: pyromania

This is a word you will probably know as it is recognizable in many languages. Anyhow, let's take a closer look at the word for today which is...


This word refers to a mental disease crazy, obsessive desire to light fires; in Polish we have almost the same word and it is piromania. And this is how you pronounce the word pyromania.Check the pronunciation, it's not as easy as you may think :)

A few examples from the Internet:
  • Here, we present a case of pyromania in a young adult male with autism and mild learning disability.
  • My friend has a severe case of pyromania, and loves fire.
  • Is there a very well-known case of pyromania? 
  • Is it possible that I have a mild case of pyromania?
  • He's short, fat, pointy, has a bad temper and a mild case of pyromania.  

My question to you:
Do you like fire? How do you feel when you make a fire? when you sit by a fire?

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