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What Do You Fear? Name Your Phobia.


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#21 of 71 David Williams

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Posted September 29 2003 - 07:33 AM

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Felinophobia- Fear of cats

Ailurophobia is the fear of cats.

For my own personal fears, I'd have to list:

Acro, Agora (slight, and mostly in buidlings with wide open spaces... weird, huh?) and Ophidiophobia (the fear of snakes)

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#22 of 71 Christ Reynolds

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Posted September 29 2003 - 07:49 AM

phobophobia - the fear of being afraid

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#23 of 71 John Watson

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Posted September 29 2003 - 07:56 AM

Acnephobia - fear of zits

Acmephobia - fear of perfection

#24 of 71 MarkHastings

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Posted September 29 2003 - 08:04 AM

Relating to this forum:

IBTLophobia - The fear of upsetting an admin. Posted Image

MARophobia - The fear of Pan & Scan

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

#25 of 71 John Watson

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Posted September 29 2003 - 08:41 AM

In relation to Hollywood and HTFers

Psychophobia - fear of Hitchcock films
Fargophobia - fear of woodchippers
Cape Fear - fear of long coats

#26 of 71 Kevin P

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Posted September 29 2003 - 08:48 AM

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?)

#27 of 71 John Watson

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Posted September 29 2003 - 09:02 AM

Mamaphobia - fear of mother

Dadaphobia - fear of dad

Nb : Alt : Dadaphobia - fear of modern art

Dataphobia - fear of information overload



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#28 of 71 MarkHastings

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Posted September 29 2003 - 09:06 AM

Phoebephobia - Fear of Lisa Kudrow

#29 of 71 John Watson

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Posted September 29 2003 - 09:40 AM

Dropaphobia - fear of letting go

Dopaphobia - fear of being drugged and kidnapped, by, oh, let's say, Tom Green Posted Image

#30 of 71 Keith Mickunas

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Posted September 29 2003 - 09:50 AM

Pedophobia - don't most single people have this on some level? I know I do.

#31 of 71 John Watson

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Posted September 29 2003 - 10:19 AM

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"

#32 of 71 Kevin Alexander

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Posted September 29 2003 - 10:39 AM

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Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

I can actually pronounce this word......I wonder what that means.
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#33 of 71 Steve Christou

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Posted September 29 2003 - 11:15 AM

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.learnengl...ne/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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#34 of 71 Steve Christou

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Posted September 29 2003 - 11:20 AM

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)

Dave hören... auf, wille stoppen sie Dave... stoppen sie Dave... Mein gehirn geht... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin ängstlich Dave... Guter Nachmittag. Ich bin ein HAL 9000 computer. Ich wurde funktionsfähig am HAL-Betrieb in Urbana, Illinois auf January 12 1992.


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#35 of 71 John Watson

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Posted September 29 2003 - 12:11 PM

Literary phobia :

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

#36 of 71 Mary M S

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Posted September 29 2003 - 03:46 PM

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

You've been dreaming. Dreaming of Sea Captain who haunted this house.

#37 of 71 Max Leung

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Posted September 29 2003 - 06:19 PM

I fear stupid people.

That's not on the list, dammit!
Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him...a super-callused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

Gamesh....

#38 of 71 John Watson

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Posted September 29 2003 - 11:01 PM

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. Posted Image

#39 of 71 Mary M S

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Posted September 30 2003 - 02:57 AM

Fobia about speling wrods rong

I [am] - a grammarpunctuationfobist’s; worst! Knight-mare. Posted Image

You've been dreaming. Dreaming of Sea Captain who haunted this house.

#40 of 71 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted September 30 2003 - 04:09 AM

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Natalie Wood, actress - water (hydrophobic)


Very sick Steve. What kind of wood doesn't float?
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