Phobias or fears were the topic of a recent blog post I did. Actually, this blog entry was on odd, weird, offbeat or unbelievable phobias.
In that post in www.wordsbybob.com I did not define phobia. A phone is usually an exaggerated and usually inexplicable/illogical fear of an object, class of objects or situation.
Here are some to add to the list of real but unbelievable fears:
Linonophobia is the fear of string. (I didn’t find a name for the fear of red tape
Pogonophobia is the fear of beards. Did Pogo have a beard?
Pentheraphobia is the fear of your mother-in-law. Feel free to insert your
own joke or comment here.
Nephophobia is the fear of clouds. It is probably more prevalent in the Northwest United States.
Lutraphobia means the fear of otters.
The fear of long words is either sesquipedaliophobia
or hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia depending on which source you believe. Ironic, huh?
Allodoxaphobia is the fear of opinions. I definitely know people who DO NOT suffer from this.
relates to the fear of knees. It did not say whether it’s your knees or someone else’s.
What do you fear?