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)


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.


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 :)