Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New York Lexicon Definition 6: Astoraphobia

Astoraphobia (noun)

  • The sense of disorientation and anxiety that a New Yorker, accustomed to shopping in tiny corner bodegas, feels upon entering a large, brightly lit Walmart Supercenter

Not to be confused with Astoriaphobia, which is an unnatural fear of a quaint neighborhood in Queens.

1 comment:

Laurie said...

You still miss Meijer's though, right? Because we might have to remind you how convenient it is to buy milk and shoes at the same time by just extending your arms out to either side.