phobias

To get us started, here is a list of 10 unusual phobias. A full list can be found at http://www.phobialist.com/.

  1. Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
  2. Xanthophobia- Fear of the color yellow or the word yellow.
  3. Dutchphobia- Fear of the Dutch.
  4. Defecaloesiophobia- Fear of painful bowels movements.
  5. Ideophobia- Fear of ideas.
  6. Ouranophobia or Uranophobia- Fear of heaven.
  7. Cyberphobia- Fear of computers or working on a computer.
  8. Pentheraphobia- Fear of mother-in-law. (Novercaphobia)
  9. Chaetophobia- Fear of hair.
  10. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia- Fear of long words.

Now, to be fair, obviously real people have had these phobias and I am not trying to make fun of them. I couldn't make fun of them if I wanted to, because I used to be afraid of salt. You just have to wonder how one finds they have a fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth or what might have caused someone to be afraid of the Dutch. I just feel sorry for the person with fear of long words, how would they react to the long word that is their diagnosis? Hmmm . . .

  • Do you have any unique fears? Any phobias to add?

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