Sunday, July 01, 2007

Phobophobia- Fear of phobias

Phobias. Everyone has them (most everyone, anyway). My personal phobias are heights and drowning. What I find funny about it though are the names that are attached to these fears. I never remember what my two phobias are called, I just know that the thought of being somewhere high or having water covering my face makes my heart pound, and that is just the thought of those things. I've listed some of the funnier ones:

  • Zemmiphobia- Fear of the great mole rat
  • Xanthophobia- Fear of the color yellow or the word yellow
  • Walloonphobia- Fear of the Walloons
  • Teutophobia- Fear of German or German things
  • Taeniophobia or Teniophobia- Fear of tapeworms
  • Sinophobia- Fear of Chinese, Chinese culture
  • Sesquipedalophobia- Fear of long words
  • Scabiophobia- Fear of scabies
  • Russophobia- Fear of Russians
  • Pupaphobia - Fear of puppets
  • Ponophobia- Fear of overworking or of pain
  • Politicophobia- Fear or abnormal dislike of politicians
  • Phronemophobia- Fear of thinking
  • Peladophobia- Fear of bald people
  • Panophobia or Pantophobia- Fear of everything
  • Optophobia- Fear of opening one's eyes
  • Oneirogmophobia- Fear of wet dreams
  • Nomatophobia- Fear of names
  • Medorthophobia- Fear of an erect penis
  • Lutraphobia- Fear of otters
  • Levophobia- Fear of things to the left side of the body
  • Japanophobia- Fear of Japanese
  • Judeophobia- Fear of Jews
  • Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia- Fear of long words
  • Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia- Fear of the number 666
  • Genuphobia- Fear of knees
  • Geniophobia- Fear of chins
  • Gallophobia or Galiophobia- Fear France or French culture
  • Euphobia- Fear of hearing good news
  • Dutchphobia- Fear of the Dutch
  • Dextrophobia- Fear of objects at the right side of the body
  • Deipnophobia- Fear of dining or dinner conversations
  • Coulrophobia- Fear of clowns
  • Consecotaleophobia- Fear of chopsticks
  • Bolshephobia- Fear of Bolsheviks
  • Barophobia- Fear of gravity
  • Auroraphobia- Fear of Northern lights
  • Aulophobia- Fear of flutes
  • Athazagoraphobia- Fear of being forgotton or ignored
  • Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth
  • Apiphobia- Fear of bees
  • Anglophobia- Fear of England or English culture
  • Anablephobia- Fear of looking up
  • Alliumphobia- Fear of garlic
  • Alektorophobia- Fear of chickens

Do any of these things frighten you?


Billy's said...

cant think of anything that frightens me at the moment. I suppose i'm not to keen on big creepy insects i.e big spiders lol
but I cant imagine a woman having
medrothophobia :)

The CEO said...

That's a lot of fear for one post.

Odat said...

So where's the picture of the erect penis????? (me thinks you're a chicken)!

Deb said...

That's a very unsaintly comment, Ms. Odat.

Odat said...

Pfffttt!!!!! x 100!

BikerbabeNJ said...

mutter mutter... sick people...

fear of an erect penis???? unimaginable!!!!!