I was bored today at school (surprise surprise) so I researched phobias using Wikipedia, the source of all knowledge. Here are some interesting ones:

Ephebiphobia, Hebephobia — fear/dislike of teenagers;
Anthropomporphobia — fear or dislike of anthropomorphic traits;
Ailurophobia-- fear or dislike of cats;
Friggatriskaidekaphobia — fear of Friday the 13th (I like this one because the word contains "frigga");
Erythrophobia — pathological blushing (?!);
Luposlipaphobia — the fear of being pursued by timber wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a newly-waxed floor (created by Gary Larson);
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia — fear of long words;
Anatidaephobia — fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you (also by Gary Larson);
Phobophobia — the fear of fear itself.

I just thought it was interesting. Does anyone out there actually have a phobia that I can make light of-- er, I mean, learn about?


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