Someone ask me yesterday if I had any strong fears (other than jealous husbands and Judy) and I have to say I don’t think I do. So I looked up phobias in the ever-present and often used Google and came away with this list… and I don’t have a fear of any of these. I also know there are many more, but these are enough.
A is for Acrophobia, which means is a fear of Heights.
B is for Brontophobia, a fear of Thunder and Lightning.
C is for Coprastasopnobia, a fear of Constipation.
D is for Deipnophobia, a fear of Dinner Conversation.
E is for Erythrophobia, fear of the Color Red,
F is for Febriphobia, fear of Fever, which can send straight you to bed.
G is for Gerascophobia, the Fear of Growing Old.
H is for Heliophobia, fear of the sun, which leaves me in the cold.
I is for Ithyphallophobia, a fear of Erect Penis (especially if you are in prison.)
J is for Judeophobia, a fear of Jews; for Arabs, customarily.
K is for Katagelophobia, fearing Ridicule can make you sad.
L is for Lyssophobia, the fear of Going Mad.
M is for Mageirocophobia, which is the fear of Cooking.
N is for Nuduphobia, fear of Nudity.
O is for Oenophobia, fear of Wines.
P is for Paralipophobia, fear of Responsibility.
Q had no fear to be found. (Unless it is fear of Queers.)
R is for Rhypophobia, the fear of Defecation.
S is for Stasiphobia, which is the fear of Walking.
T is for Telephonophobia, which would severely limit Talking On the Phone.
U is for Urophobia, the fear of Urinating.
V is for Verbophobia, a fear of Words.
W is for Wiccaphobia, the fear of any Witch.
X is for Xerophobia, fear of Dryness.
Y was not available. (Unless you are from the old South and fear Yankees.)
Z is for Zeusophobia, a fear of Gods.
Yes, Peeps. These are all fears and many can be very debilitating or even dangerous to some. If any of these are you, I urgently plead with you to stop what you are doing and call your shrink RIGHT NOW. Got on some pills, or on a couch. Life is to short and beautiful to be afraid of stuff.