of the Week
word or phrase to add to your army.
I don't know too many people who aren't thalassophiles, but among those who aren't, there might be thalassophobes.
A thalassophile (thuh-lass-uh-file) is someone who loves the sea and ocean. I am one of them. I particularly love to lie on the beach in the dark and listen to the powerful waves roar and hit the sand. -phile at the end of a word generally means 'lover of.'
A large group of thalassophiles in their natural habitat.
A thalassophobe (thuh-lass-uh-fobe) is someone who fears the sea and ocean. I am definitely not one of those! Also, -phobe at the end of a word generally means 'one who is afraid of.' Like in phobia or fear of something. A claustrophobe is afraid of small places, which I am.
A very unlikely thalassophobe!
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."