Happy Fucking Friday, ya'll! Don't know about you, but my week sucked big time. Came down with the Hong Kong flu or somethin'. Bleh!
Anyway, when one of my friends read my blog and discovered I was (once) deathly afraid of pine cones, he just laughed and laughed. Then, he confided that he was (once) completely mortified by the cracks in dried mud. I told him he needed to talk about that to someone in a professional capacity. This started an interesting discussion about anxieties, pet peeves, and just all-out obsessive/compulsive tendencies. Wierd stuff like this has always interested me.
Here is a dictionary of strange phobias. (courtesy of Monk!)
There's some really strange shit in there.
Genuphobia - Fear of knees.
Nephophobia - Fear of clouds.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: Fear of long words.
Bogyphobia - Fear of bogies or the bogeyman.
Lutraphobia - Fear of otters.
Dextrophobia - Fear of objects at the right side of the body.
Helminthophobia - Fear of being infested with worms.
Phallophobia: Fear of a penis, esp erect. (I don't have this)
Oneirophobia: Fear of dreams. (Mwabi has this)
Cremnophobia: Fear of precipices. (my friend's fear. whaddaya know)
Peniaphobia: Fear of poverty. (we all have this)
I couldn't find a clinical name for pine cone phobia..
So what kind of dumb irrational shit are you afraid of?