7th November 2001


STICKS AND STONES

Jason posted this link to a list of phobias. I lost about half an hour to it. There’s a fear for everything (panophobia). I’ve categorized a few of the better ones.

Fears that amuse me:

  • peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth (arachibutyrophobia)
  • fear of Bolesheviks (boleshephobia)
  • fear of the pope (papaphobia)

Fears that make a lot of sense:

  • being severely beaten by a rod (rhabdophobia)
  • rape (virginitiphobia
  • pain (odynophobia)

Fears that have applied to me at one time or another:

  • dark (nyctophobia)
  • injections (trypanophobia)
  • oral surgery (odontophobia).

What-the-hell fears:

  • chins (geniophobia)
  • flutes (aulophobia)
  • objects on the right side of the body (dextrophobia)

Sucks-to-be-you fears:

  • music (melophobia)
  • poetry (metrophobia)
  • wines (oenophobia)
  • kissing (pilemaphobia)
  • falling in love (philophobia)

Good-luck-with-that fears:

  • time (chronophobia)
  • thinking (phronemophobia)
  • gravity (barophobia)

But my favorite fear of all time is hippopotomonstrososesquipedaliophobia. Fear of long words.

3:25 p.m.