April 24, 2008

Curious Phobias

Taken from the Phobia List:

  • Alektorophobia- Fear of chickens.
  • Allodoxaphobia- Fear of opinions.
  • Ambulophobia- Fear of walking.
  • Aulophobia- Fear of flutes.
  • Bolshephobia- Fear of Bolsheviks.
  • Coprastasophobia- Fear of constipation.
  • Ephebiphobia- Fear of teenagers.
  • Epistemophobia- Fear of knowledge.
  • Helminthophobia- Fear of being infested with worms.
  • Hobophobia- Fear of bums or beggars.
  • Homilophobia- Fear of sermons.
  • Ithyphallophobia- Fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis.
  • Lutraphobia- Fear of otters.
  • Nomatophobia- Fear of names.
  • Novercaphobia- Fear of your step-mother.
  • Octophobia- Fear of the figure 8.
  • Orthophobia- Fear of property.
  • Panophobia or Pantophobia- Fear of everything.
  • Peladophobia- Fear of bald people.
  • Pentheraphobia- Fear of mother-in-law.
  • Pogonophobia- Fear of beards.

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