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No. 2122: Garfield Plus Actual Name of Fear

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Garfield Plus Actual Name of Fear

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Strip by: Nyperold

Jon: Garfield, you sleep too much.
Garfield: I have a condition.
Jon: And there's a name for that.
Garfield: "Hypothermosis."
Jon: Lazy!
Garfield: The fear of sweat.

The author writes:

After looking at lists of fears, it comes as no surprise to me that the fear of sweat - actually the fear of excessive sweating - is a real fear, or that it has a name. In fact, the only surprise is that it doesn't have the usual "-phobia" ending. Cursory research (consisting of looking at the Google results page without clicking links) suggests that people have gotten over it somehow; if you actually have this condition or know someone who does, well, it's something to look into further than I did.

Original strip: 2001-05-24.