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Friday, October 07, 2005

fun with phobias

I don't have any phobias (some irrational fears, yes, but nothing severe, anyway). I do think they are funny, though. There's a great site that lists tons of them. Below are some of the highlights.

Anglophobia- Fear of England or English culture, etc - Well, they are a little scary.

Apotemnophobia- Fear of persons with amputations - Fear of the person? I can see if they have a hook or something like that, maybe, but come on.

Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth - This person obviously never gave peanut butter to their dog. it's hilarious.

Autodysomophobia- Fear of one that has a vile odor - Who isn't? There was a guy at Schnucks the other day with the worst smell I've ever encountered. You could smell him from across the store. It was god awful.

Cacophobia- Fear of ugliness - This is what happens to you one morning after too many drunken, beer goggle nights.

Cathisophobia- Fear of sitting - What the hell do these people do all day without sitting? Does it freak them out when other people sit too, or just themselves?

Coprophobia- Fear of feces - Oh now, feces is fun.

Didaskaleinophobia- Fear of going to school - Some bratty high schooler made this one up.

Ephebiphobia- Fear of teenagers - Some of them scare me, too.

Geniophobia- Fear of chins - Like Jay Leno? What did a chin ever do to anyone?

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia- Fear of long words - Is that a joke?

Liticaphobia- Fear of lawsuits - If they're brought by Brown & Crouppen, then yes.

Papaphobia- Fear of the Pope - 'Nuff said.

Plutophobia- Fear of wealth - I must have this. It would explain why I'm poor.

Porphyrophobia- Fear of the color purple - Oprah did look pretty scary.

Rhabdophobia- Fear of being severely punished or beaten by a rod, or of being severely criticized. Also fear of magic.(wand) - Kind of an odd combo, no?

Walloonphobia- Fear of the Walloons - WTF is a Walloon?

Thank God for the internet. What would I do all day without it?

1 comment:

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