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#1 RainThinker

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 12:02 AM

Some funny phobias i've heard about, add your own if you want!:

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: the fear of long words
Nephophobia: the fear of clouds
Emetophobia: the fear of vomiting
Phagophobia: the fear of being eaten
Bacillophobia: the fear of microbes
Bibliophobia: the fear of books
Barophobia: the fear of gravity
Botanophobia: the fear of plants
Chrematophobia: the fear of money
Kathisophobia: the fear of sitting
Ecophobia: the fear of home


If anyone is offended by any of these phobias, i am deeply sorry and apologize. :mellow:
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#2 Cherry Lane

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 12:10 AM

Botanophobia: the fear of plants

I didn't know there was a word for this (though I guess I should have, every other phobia has a name). I've always called it herbiphobia. I have a self-diagnosed mild case, and due to my immersion therapy I now have some rather nice gardens.
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#3 RainThinker

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 12:39 AM

I didn't know there was a word for this (though I guess I should have, every other phobia has a name). I've always called it herbiphobia. I have a self-diagnosed mild case, and due to my immersion therapy I now have some rather nice gardens.

Almost everyone has at least one phobia, including me. I have a slight, self-diagnosed case of clourophobia: the fear of clowns.
(just something about them, i find extremely creepy)
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#4 andromeda

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:31 AM

Almost everyone has at least one phobia, including me. I have a slight, self-diagnosed case of clourophobia: the fear of clowns.
(just something about them, i find extremely creepy)


I actually have a mild fear of a mechanical Santa Claus that they place outside one children's clothing shop in winter time in my hometown. :o

Edited by andromeda, 31 October 2008 - 01:31 AM.

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#5 Kathleen

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:04 AM

Melissophobia - Fear of bees (which I have)

It doesn't NOT mean I'm afraid of my friend Melissa ;)

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#6 Violent pedestrian

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:43 PM

Almost everyone has at least one phobia, including me. I have a slight, self-diagnosed case of clourophobia: the fear of clowns.
(just something about them, i find extremely creepy)


Its not just you I find them really scary.


I heard the vikings actually had a word for a fear of the beer running out. Only the vikings huh? :D
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#7 reaymond

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:56 PM

Its not just you I find them really scary.


I heard the vikings actually had a word for a fear of the beer running out. Only the vikings huh? :D


You forgot about the Irish :P
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#8 Violent pedestrian

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:59 PM

You forgot about the Irish :P



:D :D :D
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#9 Joe's Student

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 09:04 PM

You forgot about the Irish :P


Yea that would be Deireadh an Domhan! :P
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 05:07 AM

What about:

Lachanophobia - Fear of vegetables.

Cacophobia - Fear of uglyness.

Dromophobia - Fear of crossing the road.
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