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Thursday, October 06, 2005

So I didn't find a phobia for emptying garbage cans, or a phobia for eating food prepared by other people, but I did stumble across these ones:

Doxophobia- Fear of expressing opinions or of receiving praise.
My mother has this one, except when it comes to me, and she has no problem expressing her opinions then.

Lilapsophobia- Fear of tornadoes and hurricanes.
At least half of the U.S. has this one by now.

Macrophobia- Fear of long waits.
Um, by another name, wouldn't you just call this impatience???!!!

Mageirocophobia- Fear of cooking.
Starting tomorrow, I am telling my husband I have this....

Arachibutyrophobia: Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
Good grief, now I think I've heard it all !

  1. Blogger chase said:

    lol, too funny...especially the peanut butter one.

    i have a fear of heights, crowds, the dark.....lol

  1. Blogger for_the_lonely said:

    These are too funny! Hmmmm..I already have a ton of fears..perhaps I can tell my wife that I have a fear of cooking too !LOL

    Hugs to you, and have a great weekend!


  1. Blogger Dr. Deborah Serani said:

    I have a spider phobia, also known as Arachnophobia.

    Not that is is funny to make light of these, but my favorite on the list is to have a phobia of phobias also known as Phobophobia.

    Here's a list:


    We all have something!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I have experienced a frea of crowds on a couple of occasion, but it was more like a panic attack, I think, rather than a real phobia.
    Sarah; yes, I think we should definitely tell our spouses this!
    Dr. Deb; I don't like spiders, but I don't think I have arachnophobia...I'm still thinking about your Law & Order work; very interesting!

  1. Blogger missbhavens said:

    At first I though it said "Fear of Tomatoes and Hurricanes", which struck me as odd...

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    now you've got me thinking...i'll have to look up the fear of tomatoes; maybe u r...

  1. Blogger riskybiz said:

    I have a fear of being in a mall too long.
    Oh yea, I'm a guy!
    My fear believe it or not is step ladders.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I actually looked up fear of ladders and it falls under the same name as a fear of heights. I came across an interesting site describing the difference between a fear and a phobia; I guess we all have fears, but at what point would we call these phobias...
    fear of malls; most men probably have this one, or maybe it's a combination of a fear of crowds, fear of lines, fear of waiting and a fear of spending money...:)have a great weekend.

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    Doxophobia-Fear of expressing opinions or of receiving praise.

    I'm about 7/10 on this one.

    Mageirocophobia- Fear of cooking.
    10/10 :(

    Ps..what about a fear of word verification? Half the time I can't it right... and feel like an idiot..lol

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