Sunday, March 04, 2007
fear of the walloons
Nostalgia feared she was the last to hear of the phobia lists but I didn't see them till she posted the link on her blog. I listed some of the best below (and marked my favorite with an *).
I personally suffer from Theologicophobia and Homilophobia, which in general leads to Hadephobia (as fear of the first two leads to the last). You're really screwed if you have, say, Barophobia, less so if you merely suffer from Geniophobia (since chins are easier to avoid than gravity). I have no idea who or what the Walloons are, but I'm sure they're less common than public bathrooms.
Albuminurophobia- Fear of kidney disease.
Anglophobia- Fear of England or English culture, etc.
Apotemnophobia- Fear of persons with amputations.
Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.*
Asymmetriphobia- Fear of asymmetrical things.*
Auroraphobia- Fear of Northern lights.
Bolshephobia- Fear of Bolsheviks.*
Barophobia- Fear of gravity.
Consecotaleophobia- Fear of chopsticks.
Dendrophobia- Fear of trees.
Dikephobia- Fear of justice.
Dutchphobia- Fear of the Dutch.*
Epistemophobia- Fear of knowledge.
Euphobia- Fear of hearing good news.
Erythrophobia or Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia- 1) Fear of redlights. 2) Blushing. 3) Red.
Geniophobia- Fear of chins.*
Hadephobia- Fear of hell.
Hellenologophobia- Fear of Greek terms or complex scientific terminology.
Helminthophobia- Fear of being infested with worms.
Homilophobia- Fear of sermons.
Levophobia- Fear of things to the left side of the body.*
Lutraphobia- Fear of otters.*
Metrophobia- Fear of poetry.*
Novercaphobia- Fear of your step-mother.
Ombrophobia- Fear of rain or of being rained on.
Ouranophobia or Uranophobia- Fear of heaven.
Panophobia or Pantophobia- Fear of everything.
Papaphobia- Fear of the Pope.
Papyrophobia- Fear of paper.
Phobophobia- Fear of phobias.
Porphyrophobia- Fear of the color purple.
Russophobia- Fear of Russians.*
Sesquipedalophobia- Fear of long words.
Symbolophobia- Fear of symbolism.*
Theologicophobia- Fear of theology.
Walloonphobia- Fear of the Walloons.*
Zemmiphobia- Fear of the great mole rat.*