10.18.2009

Phobias

Phobias sometimes make me laugh.

Not like -

Pocrescophobia (fear of getting fat), Phasmophobia (fear of ghosts), Tocophobia (fear of child-bearing), or Acrophobia (fear of heights)


But phobias like -

Vestiphobia (fear of clothing), Papyrophobia (fear of paper), Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia (fear of long words), Ophthalmophobia (fear of opening one's eyes), Cathisophobia (fear of sitting), Anatidaephobia (fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you), phobophobia (fear of developing a phobia), and Telephonophobia (fear of telephones)





Hmm.

I think that someone may just be having a bit too much fun with this whole phobia thing. . . .
But, maybe I'm wrong.
Maybe there is someone, somewhere who hasn't opened their eyes for the last twenty years, because they're too afraid.

2 comments:

Roberts said...

I'm glad to know that my fear of phones is a real phobia.

Heidi Lamb said...

bah ha ha ha - still laughing about the duck phobia :)