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January 08, 2009


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Capri Kel

"Autodysomophobia: Fear of one that has a vile odor."
You could have used this one at the movies the other day!

I feel for poor Princess. While I am not afraid of wipes, I don't like their smell. After all those years of wiping bottoms with them, they smell like poop to me. And that is what I smell when I use them for anything else!

Robin M.

Well, since I turn 40 this year, I think I have Rhytiphobia: Fear of getting wrinkles.

And since my son turns 13 soon, I am beginning to get Ephebiphobia: Fear of teenagers.

I think one of the funnier ones is Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: Fear of long words (go figure).

And after reading this entire list, I feel I may now have Phobophobia: Fear of phobias.


Ok that list was very interesting. I am really only afraid of spiders. I don't know why but they freak me out. I won't touch them. Unless I am home alone and then I will use and entire can of Raid, which only makes me need to leave the house because of the fumes. I can't win for losing!


Aviophobia, the fear of flying, hands down for me.
And probably also the fear of atomic explosions, I forgot how to spell it, but is that really a fear or just common sense?


my daughter likes to "snuggle" wet wipes. she literally rubs them all over her face and sniffs them and asks to sleep with them. Her eyes light up when she sees a container (they are hardly ever around anymore, now that the kiddos are bigger).


hehe I have Phallophobia LOL j/k I had to put that on here!


Autophobia: Fear of being alone or of oneself. I might have this one. Which doesn't help that I only have boys, and that means that I'll be left old and lonely in a rest home someday. I've thought about adopting a girl, just so I won't be all alone when I get old. :)


Yeah, you're wierd. No wierder than me, though. I laughed out loud when you said you used to flash your daughter the wipes container just for kicks. I would totally do that. :)

Sue T

I love Monk too, hope the new series gets to the UK soon! I dont know what the big long name for my phobia is, but I HATE rubber bands and balloons. They feel horrible and are so stinky. Before Christmas one of my sons touched my face with a balloon and I cried and threw up. My other son cannot stand the noise that aluminum foil makes. When he is a pest while I am trying to cook I rustle it at him so he will run away!





Biggest phobia of all time for me: Aviophobia, fear of flying.

I have no idea if this was on the list, but my 9 year old son CANNOT stand the sound of velcro being pulled apart. I mean, he covers his ears and screams "STOP". Poor kid.

Tonggu Momma

I wouldn't necessarily call them phobias... I prefer to think of them as preferences or a desire to avoid. Ahem.

But my list, to make you feel much, much better:

Acrophobia: Fear of heights.
Atychiphobia: Fear of failure.
Bathmophobia: Fear of stairs or steep slopes.
Blennophobia: Fear of slime.
Catapedaphobia: Fear of jumping from high and low places.
Decidophobia: Fear of making decisions.
Dentophobia: Fear of dentists.
Enochlophobia: Fear of crowds.
Ligyrophobia: Fear of loud noises.
Ophthalmophobia: Fear of being stared at.
Pentheraphobia: Fear of mother-in-law.
Photoaugliaphobia: Fear of glaring lights.

The Tongginator has several as well, but the one that stands out is:

Pupaphobia : fear of puppets.


I so love Monk too. My dd and I watch it as often as possible. My phobias are as follows: acarophobia, aeronausiphobia, amycophobia, & atychipphobia, I didn't have time to go through the entire alphabet, I figured this would suffice. Love your blog!

SHerri Murphy

I fear bugs, mice, (insects and rodents in general), flying, heights, closed in small spaces,carcinagins, wild animals (if they're loose, not at the zoo) and gaining EVEN MORE weight!

Katrina @ Callapidder Days

I'm right with you -- LOVE Monk and can't wait for this season.

As for a phobia: claustrophobia. Do not put me in a crowded elevator or I will panic.


Atelophobia: Fear of imperfection.
Radiophobia: Fear of radiation,
in my case mostly of the nuclear variety. oddly enough i didn't grow up during the 60s.


I slightly have this: Achluophobia: Fear of darkness.
Aeroacrophobia: Fear of open high places
Agyrophobia: Fear of streets or crossing the street. I don't like quickly moving cars.
Arachnophobia: Fear of spiders.
Metrophobia: Fear or hatred of poetry. I might have this in a few weeks when I read a book of english romantic poetry for school.
I can't stand staircases that aren't finished.
You know, if you go in a house that isn't done and you can see "under" the stairs and there aren't any rails. FREAKY.


I can tell you without looking at least one, although I'm sure I have many: arachnophobia. In a major way.

Tell The Princess not to feel bad. I have an intense dislike of wet paper towels, napkins, or kleenex. Get one wet and act like you're going to clean my face and I'll probably bop you. It must have been something in my childhood, too.


Oh, Monk. Why is it that we love this man? My hubby and I watch him on Hulu.

Me? I have acrophobia: fear of heights and aviophobia: fear of flying. And so many, many more!


Well it is actually not a fear but an
obsession. I use Wet Ones on everything!
I am obsessed. I totally am. Can't help it.
My best and funniest Christmas gift
from your Mom was a case of Wet Ones!
Yep, they go with me everywhere.


The wet wipes thing is pretty funny. My oldest can't stand when anything soft (like velour) touches her nose. Totally freaks her out.

See? You aren't alone in your spasticity.


The season opener for Monk is big news in the Land of Pink, too. Ruby and Peach get to watch tonight while I go on a date. Guess hubs and I will have to catch it later...Mr. Monk goes On Demand (new episode title?).


That made me giggle a bit. I freak Hubby out all the time. All I have to do is go anywhere near touching my eye, and he FREAKS. I love it! and I do mean that in the nicest of ways.


I definitely have Allodoxaphobia: Fear of opinions. I am certain there are more, but I was afraid if I kept reading I'd phycosymatically devlope phobias I din't previously have.


apparently, I also have a fear of spell check!

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