15 -Philes and What They Love

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Love is patient. Love is kind. And often, love is denoted by the Greek root -phile. 

1. Pluviophile

Love a rainy day? You're a pluviophile.

2. Gynotikolobomassophile

This one's easier to do than to pronounce: A gynotikolobomassophile enjoys nibbling on women's earlobes.

3. Turophile

Turophiles have never met a cheese plate they didn't like. They pair well with wine-loving oenophiles.

4. Pogonophile

Someone who loves beards and possibly 2/3 of ZZ Top.

5. Ailurophile

Cat lovers are technically called ailurophiles.

6. Cynophile

Cynophiles prefer dogs and are not to be confused with movie-loving cinephiles.

7. Coulrophile

Look out, Ronald McDonald. Coulrophiles don't just find clowns, jesters, and mimes amusing. They're sexually attracted to them.

8. Ergophile

Don't call them workaholics. Ergophiles just love being productive.

9. Arctophile

A 30-year-old who collects teddy bears isn't weird. He or she's an arctophile.

10. Stigmatophile

Someone who's obsessed with tattoos or branding.

11. Zoophiles

Lots of people love animals, but zoophiles want to really love animals, if you know what we mean.

12. Peristerophile 

A peristerophile would never call a pigeon a "flying rat." They adore the birds.

13. Stegophile

Alain Robert, known as the French Spider-Man, is a world famous stegophile. He's climbed the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House, and the New York Times Building just for fun.

14. Clinophile

Clinophile literally translates to a person who loves beds. Psychiatrists associate the word with sleep disorders and the desire to stay in a reclining position.

15. Chrysophile

File this one under "Words We'd Like To Hear In A Rap Song." Chrysophiles have a thing for bling, specifically gold.

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November 15, 2013 - 8:15am
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