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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Steve Christou, Sep 29, 2003.
phobophobia - the fear of being afraid CJ
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... 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.
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
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
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.