What Do You Fear? Name Your Phobia.

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  1. David Williams

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    phobophobia - the fear of being afraid

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    Acnephobia - fear of zits

    Acmephobia - fear of perfection
     
  4. MarkHastings

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    Relating to this forum:

    IBTLophobia - The fear of upsetting an admin. [​IMG]

    MARophobia - The fear of Pan & Scan

    $EEaphobia - The fear of double dipping due to special extended edition DVD's
     
  5. John Watson

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    In relation to Hollywood and HTFers

    Psychophobia - fear of Hitchcock films
    Fargophobia - fear of woodchippers
    Cape Fear - fear of long coats
     
  6. Kevin P

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    Boseaphobia - fear of small, overpriced plastic speakers

    Phosphobia - fear of CRT burn-in

    Phobophobophobia - fear of the fear of fear

    Spamophobia - fear of junk email (or is that the fear of canned ham?)
     
  7. John Watson

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    Mamaphobia - fear of mother

    Dadaphobia - fear of dad

    Nb : Alt : Dadaphobia - fear of modern art

    Dataphobia - fear of information overload



    Keep 'em coming![​IMG]
     
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    Phoebephobia - Fear of Lisa Kudrow
     
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    Dropaphobia - fear of letting go

    Dopaphobia - fear of being drugged and kidnapped, by, oh, let's say, Tom Green [​IMG]
     
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    Pedophobia - don't most single people have this on some level? I know I do.
     
  11. John Watson

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    Well, Keith, you're in good company if what WC Fields said is true :

    "Any man who hates dogs and children can't be all bad"
     
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    According to a survey these are the top 10 phobias...

    1)Public speaking
    2)Heights
    3)Snakes
    4)Spiders
    5)Needles
    6)Enclosed spaces
    7)Flying
    8)Open spaces
    9)Failure
    10)Pain

    http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/magazine/phobias.html

    Hmmm I used to think fear of spiders was the number one phobia, it's no.4, fear of snakes is higher.
     
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    Fears of the rich & famous...

    Alexander the Great, conquerer - cats
    Muhammad Ali, boxing champ - flying
    Kim Basinger, actress - wide, open spaces
    Napoleon Bonaparte, French general - cats
    Ray Bradbury, science fiction author - flying
    Julius Caesar, Roman emperor - cats
    Chevy Chase, comic actor - snakes
    Cher, singer-actress - flying
    Joan Crawford, actress - germs
    Tony Curtis, actor - flying
    Houdini, magician - tight spaces (claustrophic)
    Howard Hughes, millionaire-inventor - germs
    Michael Jackson, singer - germs
    Dean Martin, singer-actor - elevators
    Robert Mitchum, actor - crowds
    Benito Mussolini, Italian dictator - cats
    Laurence Olivier, actor-director - stagefright
    Ronald Reagan, actor-former President - flying & tight spaces
    Anne Rice, author - the dark
    Steven Spielberg, producer-director - insects
    Billy Bob Thorton, actor-screenwriter - flying
    Natalie Wood, actress - water (hydrophobic)
     
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    Literary phobia :

    Mobyphobia - fear of big fish
    Erica Jong Phobia = Fear of Flying
     
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    Seriously:

    Phobias are weird and I can be a strange mix in one body (I was reminded) Sun night I do have at least one [phobia]. Went to see Joshua Bell perform “The Red Violin” on his 290 yr. old Strad. (GREAT). Only problem I had not been to this hall frequently, and ordered the best I could get on short notice. Front row dress-circle seats in exact center of this horseshoe balcony..

    This row has that (feels like) 8” wide path between the chairs and railing, with the railing hitting knee height (not kidding) when I was standing - to my 5 ft 6” height

    I’m sliding past women and men (some males endowed with enormous girth and huge donut middles (which I thoroughly resented at that moment) trying to maneuver 25 seats round the horseshoe leaning INTO them, (and I am one whobelieves in personal space) fighting an overwhelming urge to grab each shoulder as I passed, - or once when the line of people moving in front of me stalled beating down an almost uncontrollable, ridiculous urge to grip the man next to me around the neck, till the group in front of me moved; or just faint dead away-- because the rail is knee high on my other side with a 2 STORY drop to the floor below.

    Sick and dizzy and disoriented and feeling like some sort of waking nightmare. Bizare because I CAN JUMP OUT OF AN AIRPLANE!. This just does not make sense! I will NEVER order those seats again.

    Or more in the spirit of the proceeding posts:

    Aurum auris tympanicphobia
    Fear of those whom tell me what they just KNOW I hear
     
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    I fear stupid people.

    That's not on the list, dammit!
     
  18. John Watson

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    Max, I think Dopaphobia from a few posts back might apply?

    Then there's Piphobia - fear of math
    Uphobia - fear of UFOs
    Xphobia - fear of the unknown
    Then there's plain Fobia about speling wrods rong

    Mary S, I hate front row balcony seats too, and walking on suspension bridges across the harbour. I always felt I would throw my wallet over, drop my binoculars, or something equally stupid. [​IMG]
     
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    Fobia about speling wrods rong

    I [am] - a grammarpunctuationfobist’s; worst! Knight-mare. [​IMG]
     
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