Does the word ‘nomophobia’ exist? What does it mean?
(A. Ananthan, Nellore)
Yes, it certainly does. A lot of young people have this phobia. What is the thing that most teenagers and people in their 20s are addicted to? What is the gadget that they love the most? Something that they cannot do without? It’s the cell phone, of course! Many people are overly dependent on this particular gadget. When they don’t receive a signal on it, or when they receive a message saying that the battery is low or their credit is almost over, they have a panic attack. This fear they have that they might be out of cell phone range or their cell phone may die on them is called ‘nomophobia’. ‘Nomo’ is short for ‘no mobile’!
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