jeudi, octobre 19, 2006

faux phobias

Karl shared some fictional phobias at today's Toastmasters meeting. Here are a few of my favorites:
  • Aibohphobia — a joke term for the fear of palindromes, using (of course) a palindromic word.
  • Arachibutyrophobia — fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
  • Luposlipaphobia — the fear of being pursued by timber wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a newly-waxed floor (fictional, also from Gary Larson in the cartoon series The Far Side).
  • Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia — fear of long words.
  • Phobophobia — the fear of fear itself.

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