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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Steve Christou, Sep 29, 2003.
phobophobia - the fear of being afraid
Acnephobia - fear of zits
Acmephobia - fear of perfection
Relating to this forum:
IBTLophobia - The fear of upsetting an admin.
MARophobia - The fear of Pan & Scan
$EEaphobia - The fear of double dipping due to special extended edition DVD's
In relation to Hollywood and HTFers
Psychophobia - fear of Hitchcock films
Fargophobia - fear of woodchippers
Cape Fear - fear of long coats
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?)
Mamaphobia - fear of mother
Dadaphobia - fear of dad
Nb : Alt : Dadaphobia - fear of modern art
Dataphobia - fear of information overload
Keep 'em coming!
Phoebephobia - Fear of Lisa Kudrow
Dropaphobia - fear of letting go
Dopaphobia - fear of being drugged and kidnapped, by, oh, let's say, Tom Green
Pedophobia - don't most single people have this on some level? I know I do.
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"
According to a survey these are the top 10 phobias...
Hmmm I used to think fear of spiders was the number one phobia, it's no.4, fear of snakes is higher.
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)
Literary phobia :
Mobyphobia - fear of big fish
Erica Jong Phobia = Fear of Flying
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
I fear stupid people.
That's not on the list, dammit!
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.
Fobia about speling wrods rong
I [am] - a grammarpunctuationfobist’s; worst! Knight-mare.