Buttons are what we have on our clothes to fasten them but the word is also used for things that we push to make things happen.

Cours de conversation : Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th of January 2019

Introduction
Buttons are what we have on our clothes to fasten them but the word is also used for things that we push to make things happen. Things like your bedside alarm, radio, toaster, kettle. We press hundreds of buttons every week without thinking about it. Sometimes we are just drawn to pushing them, but as this programme discusses, some people have a button phobia.

This week’s question
Not everyone likes buttons, particularly the ones we have on our clothes. It’s a recognised phobia.

What is this fear called? Is it

A: buttonophobia
B: koumpounophobia
C: coulrophobia

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

 

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