Thursday, February 07, 2008

Thursday Thirteen, Edition 4

pho·bi·a (fō'bē-ə)
1. A persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid it, despite the awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous.

2. A strong fear, dislike, or aversion.

If you wish to find a complete list of phobias, from a to z, I found these at:

Thirteen Phobias I Never Knew Existed:

1. Walloonphobia- Fear of the Walloons.
(I looked it up and a Walloon is someone from, and/or the language of, southern Belgium.)

2. Technophobia- Fear of technology.
(Probably no one reading this blog)

3. Sesquipedalophobia- Fear of long words.
(Don't tell them what they'll scare them.)

4. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia- Fear of long words.
(Reminds me of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Who came up with this word?)

5. Logizomechanophobia- Fear of computers.
(I guess none of us have this one.)

6. Lachanophobia- Fear of vegetables.
(Thank goodness I don't have this one.)

7. Ideophobia- Fear of ideas.
(Or this one )

8. Phobophobia- Fear of phobias
(So if you have the fear of the fear of phobias, do you have phobophobophobia?)

9. Philosophobia- Fear of philosophy.

10. Ephebiphobia- Fear of teenagers.
(I think anyone who's had a teenager has had this one. haha.)

11. Cyberphobia- Fear of computers or working on a computer.
(Another one that I'm glad I don't have.)

12. Auroraphobia- Fear of Northern lights.

13. Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.


MondaythroughSunday said...

I am so glad I am NOT cyberphobia!

Karen MEG said...

Those are hilarious! I esp. like the fear of teenagers... the thing people come up with! Great Thirteen!

damozel said...

I love those---I'm glad to know there's a word for fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth. Love the word games.

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chanpheng said...

My favorite phobia is Paraskevidekatriaphobia, an irrational fear of Friday the 13th. I have a link to one article about the phobia.

Great list! Thanks for posting it!

Bloggers said...

I did not know that my fear of peanut butter had a name. cool. now where are the meds????

MondaythroughSunday said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!!

Nicholas said...

I wonder if I got a doctor's certificate saying I have Lachanophobia I wouldn't have to eat vegetables any more?