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Fear this!

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?