Funny Phobias

Go down

- Funny Phobias

Post by Christ is My Life! on Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:46 am

Funny Phobias
Most of the people in the world have a fear of one kind or another. While most
people suffer from pathophobia (fear of disease), monophobia (fear of being alone),
glossophobia (fear of public speaking), algophobia (fear of pain), taphephobia (fear of
being buried alive), and many more, there are also some less popular phobias. At the end
of this essay, I have compiled a list of the phobias that I find amusing.

There are many people in the world that suffer from polyphobia, which simply
means to have more than one fear. Not so common, people may suffer from antinomial
phobias. For example, there are some people that live with vestiophobia (fear of clothes)
and gymnophobia (fear of nudity). Another example is people with achluophobia (fear of
darkness) and photophobia (fear of light).

Watch out guys, within the next seven years, you will probably get married and
you will suffer from pentheraphobia, which is one of the scariest phobias in existence, the
fear of your mother-in-law!

Not all phobias have been in existence for thousands of years. Iím sure that
brontophobia (fear of thunder and lightning), febriphobia (fear of fever), and
ophidiophobia (fear of snakes) have existed since the Black Ages. Some of the phobias
that have formed in the last two centuries would be electrophobia (fear of electricity),
motorphobia (fear of automobiles), and aviophobia (fear of flying). In 1945, a brand new
phobia was quickly created and escalated drastically in the 1950ís. It is called
nucleomituphobia, which is the fear or nuclear weapons. But thatís not the newest phobia
in existence as of today. This threat is called cyberphobia (fear of computers). In mild
cases, people may be afraid to use a computer or an ATM. In todayís society, technology
is deeply integrated. Computers are used in calculators, cars, microwaves, power tools,
and many more. So to the cyberphobic, I say, ďGet over it, or go to the extreme and
move away from the city, abandon your car, hand build your home, hand pump your
water, build your fires, and hunt for your own food!Ē

If you have a phobia, there is still hope for you. Phobias can be cured. Remember
when you were a child and suffered from clinophobia (fear of going to bed) because of
bogyphobia (fear of the bogeyman), achluophobia (fear of darkness), and lachanophobia
(fear of vegetables). Now chances are good that you go to bed without checking your
closet or looking under your bed, that you donít go ballistic if the lights go out, and that
you eat a salad every so often.

Phobias can deeply impact a personís life. A person with chronophobia (fear of
time) probably wonít make it to their 10:00AM dentist appointment on time. A person
with chaetophobia (fear of hair) is most likely bald, has no eyelashes, no eyebrows, etc. A
person with cibophobia (fear of food) usually hasnít eaten in weeks and could easily be
anorexic. This proves how serious and destructive phobias can be. If you do suffer from
any strange phobias, I would suggest calling one-eight-hundred-phobias, for
arithmophobics (people who fear numbers) or for logophobics (people who fear words),
1-800-635-1317. This phone number is for entertainment purposes only.

Now on a more serious note, in all the years Iíve lived and all the knowledge Iíve
acquired, I can only find one, yes one, valid fear. This fear is called zeusophobia, which is
the fear of God. In Heaven, the false phobias are destroyed, but in Hell they can be
amplified.

I still find it hilarious, though, that these phobias exist, especially since someone
must have experienced these fears so they could be valid phobias. So if you experience
arachibutyrophobia, youíre probably one in a million, but youíre still out there.

_________________
Jesus is Lord!
avatar
Christ is My Life!
Administrator
Administrator

Female Number of posts : 895
Age : 48
Location : Somewhere between here and there...and praying.
Humor : yup, I have some!
Registration date : 2007-05-18

View user profile http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile

Back to top Go down

- Re: Funny Phobias

Post by Christ is My Life! on Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:47 am

some fears may be listed more than once

A
Ablutophobia- Fear of washing or bathing
Aerophobia- Fear of swallowing air
Ambulophobia- Fear of walking
Anablephobia- Fear of looking up
Anemophobia- Fear of wind
Anthrophobia- Fear of flowers
Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
Arithmophobia- Fear of numbers
Aulophobia- Fear of flutes
Auroraphobia- Fear of Northern Lights
B
Barophobia- Fear of gravity
Basophobia- Fear of walking
Batophobia- Fear of being close to high buildings
Bibliophobia- Fear of books
Blennophobia- Fear of slime
Bogyphobia- Fear of the bogeyman
C
Cathisophobia- Fear of sitting
Catoptrophobia- Fear of mirrors
Chaetophobia- Fear of hair
Chionophobia- Fear of snow
Chromatophobia- Fear of colors
Chronophobia- Fear of time
Chronomentrophobia- Fear of clocks
Cibophobia- Fear of food
Clinophobia- Fear of going to bed
Cnidophobia- Fear of string
D
Deciophobia- Fear of making decisions
Dendrophobia- Fear of trees
Dextrophobia- Fear of objects at the right side of the body
Didaskaleinophobia- Fear of school
E
Eisoptrophobia- Fear of mirrors
Eleutherophobia- Fear of freedom
Eosophobia- Fear of daylight
Epistemophobia- Fear of knowledge
Ergophobia- Fear of work
Ereuthophobia- Fear of the color red
G
Geliophobia- Fear of laughter
Geniophobia- Fear of chins
Genuphobia- Fear of knees
Geumaphobia- Fear of taste
Gnosiophobia- Fear of knowledge
Graphophobia- Fear of writing
H
Heliophobia- Fear of the sun
Helmintophobia- Fear of being infested with worms
Hemophobia- Fear of blood
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia- Fear of long words
Homichlophobia- Fear of fog
Hypnophobia- Fear of sleep
I
Ichthyophobia- Fear of fish
Ideophobia- Fear of ideas
K
Kainophobia- Fear of anything new
Kathisophobia- Fear of sitting down
L
Lachanophobia- Fear of vegetables
Leukophobia- Fear of the color white
Levophobia- Fear of objects to the left side of the body
Linonophobia- Fear of string
Logophobia- Fear of words
M
Melanophobia- Fear of the color black
Melophobia- Fear of music
Metrophobia- Fear of poetry
Mnemophobia- Fear of memories
Mottephobia- Fear of moths
N
Nebulaphobia- Fear of fog
Neophobia- Fear of anything new
Nephophobia- Fear of clouds
Nomatophobia- Fear of names
O
Octophobia- Fear of the number 8
Ommetaphobia- Fear of eyes
Oneirophobia- Fear of dreams
Ophthalmophobia- Fear of opening oneís eyes
Ostraconophobia- Fear of shellfish
P
Panophobia- Fear of everything
Papyrophobia- Fear of paper
Paraskavedekatriaphobia- Fear of Friday the 13th
Peladophobia- Fear of bald people
Phengophobia- Fear of daylight
Phobophobia- Fear of fear
Photophobia- Fear of light
Phronemophobia- Fear of thinking
Pogonophobia- Fear of beards
S
Sciophobia- Fear of shadows
Scolionophobia- Fear of school
Selenophobia- Fear of the moon
Siderophobia- Fear of stars
Sitophobia- Fear of food
Sophophobia- Fear of learning
Stasibasiphobia- Fear of walking
T
Thaasophobia- Fear of sitting
Trichopathophobia- Fear of hair
Triskadekaphobia- Fear of the number 13
V
Verbophobia- Fear of words
X
Xanthophobia- Fear of the color yellow

_________________
Jesus is Lord!
avatar
Christ is My Life!
Administrator
Administrator

Female Number of posts : 895
Age : 48
Location : Somewhere between here and there...and praying.
Humor : yup, I have some!
Registration date : 2007-05-18

View user profile http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile

Back to top Go down

- Re: Funny Phobias

Post by Christ is My Life! on Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:49 am

pig

I thought you kids would get a kick out of these. Maybe you can list ones that affect you, or ones you find utterly silly etc.

Let's get this teen section moving! God bless you all!

_________________
Jesus is Lord!
avatar
Christ is My Life!
Administrator
Administrator

Female Number of posts : 895
Age : 48
Location : Somewhere between here and there...and praying.
Humor : yup, I have some!
Registration date : 2007-05-18

View user profile http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile

Back to top Go down

- Re: Funny Phobias

Post by Saved&lovinit on Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:15 am

Lol! I've always loved the weird names...I have an indexed list...lol.

http://phobialist.com/reverse.html#A-

_________________
avatar
Saved&lovinit
Moderator Team
Moderator Team

Female Number of posts : 129
Age : 24
Location : Texas
Humor : 8th grader
Registration date : 2007-06-28

View user profile http://www.freewebs.com/xk3arasxarykx/

Back to top Go down

- Re: Funny Phobias

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum