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07/26/2005: Speaking of Phobias....

The “Hey Deb” ( column in our local Daily Herald) has one about Metallophobia: a fear of Metal.

Well, My Selachophobia may be irrational but at least I can live with it. It does not interfere with my daily life as some phobias could. Having Metallophobia could make it difficult to deal with silverware,
zippers, metal objects hinges, latches, door knobs. Or as the article points out: dentists, car keys, money, school lockers. Yikes.

Made me think about some of the other phobias on the list and there is a website to check an entire A-Z list of phobias.

Heres’ a few quirky ones:

Bridges / of Crossing Them - Gephyrophobia.

Bald People - Peladophobia.

Being Beaten By a Rod, or of Being Severely Criticized - Rhabdophobia.

Cooking - Mageirocophobia.

Crucifix, The / Crosses - Staurophobia.

Erect Penis - Medorthophobia.

Erection, Losing an - Medomalacuphobia.

Genitals, Particularly Female - Kolpophobia.

Genitalia, Female – Eurotophobia

Number 13 - Triskadekaphobia.

Peanut Butter Sticking To The Roof of The Mouth - Arachibutyrophobia.

Poetry - Metrophobia.

Fear of Mirrors – Eisoptrophobia.

Some have multiple names: like fear of Cats – is Aclurophobia / Ailurophobia / Elurophobia / Felinophobia / Galeophobia / Gatophobia. Tho’ Len says these are not all correct using the the true Greek prefixes such as “Gatophobia” which is probably Spanish in origin. :-)

Well there is even a fear of Phobias - Phobophobia. But while its clear there is a Phobia name for everything under the sun and moon and stars… just be thankful you don’t’ have the “Charlie Brown” special: A fear of Everything - Panophobia, Panphobia, Pamphobia, or Pantophobia. LOL

Karen on 07.26.05 @ 12:31 PM CST

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