Friday, January 27, 2006

Irrational Fear Friday

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.

Such as:

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?

44 comments:

African girl, American world said...

LOL @ I don't have this :) I don't either....I think some stuanch lesbians have this one.

So now my fear has a name...wo knew?!

When I hear phobia I immeadiately think can't breathe, anxiety attack so I can't say I fear dreams....I just think they suck!

Shawn said...

I have an extreme fear of the Burger King. Let me think on this one.

Glad you're feeling better.

Robyn said...

girl, I think I have that "bogy" shit....LOL especially after watching a scary movie...for real....I will look under beds, keep the light on,...... it's crazy! Other than that I have a general fear of the unknown and death (they kinda go hand in hand, huh?)

Cocoa Girl said...

Love that post, SS! I don't think I have any phobias...oddly enough!!!

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

Good post! I may a have peniaphobia(fear of poverty).

Supa said...

@ SHAWN - I swear - I'm scared of the Burger King man too. When the commericial comes on, I close my eyes. He gives me the creeps.

and thank you, I'm feeling better. When I can get up, shower, and dance around in my room to Damian Marley in my undies, then I know I'm feeling better. :)

I'm silly again, back to normal

Happy Friday you suckas at work. lol

Genesis said...

deceasedophobia-fear of dying

just the thought of me not existing at some point scares the shit out of me. true story. i cry about it. it scares me that much.

Hot Grrrl said...

Thanks for the love on my site. Checking out your blog and see you are no joke-- posting everyday, wow! How do you find the time? Good posts...so I'm bookmarking Supa Sister.

Miss Ahmad said...

I don't know if there's a name for it but I have an extreme fear of midgets.

allot of people think it's funny, but they really scare me...

Okay, don't laugh!

jameil1922 said...

lolololol. you made up that word for a fear of long words. its wrong for that to mean that. like how lisp has an "s" in it. that's hard to say if you don't have a lisp. just wrong. lolol. irrational fear? i have no idea. i don't think i have any. i have a friend who drinks milk but is deathly afraid of spilled milk. like if it splashes on her she will RUN to the shower.

lolol!! the burger king man! that ish only scared me at the window. how much would you scream if that shit was there talkin bout "egg-normous, meat-normous, cheeeeeese-normous??? ick!! ok that sparked one. that halls commercial w/the "pigs" and wolves? oh helllllllll to the naw. uh uh. that ish is scary. i close my eyes too. lolol that's hilarious.

P said...

OMG! I can't believe this.

Miss Ahmad, Doc, Supa, and Shawn, I feel your pain.

My friend Shana and I (she doesn't read blogs, but YES I am calling her out), have this intense phobia of circles, or anything clustered together (like honeycombs). I personally don't like crop circles. We don't like anything with strange patterns.

My niece doesn't like anything bunched together (like birds flocking, packs of bikers riding). It gives her the heebie jeebies.

Shana mentioned to me that on her day off, she saw a Maury or Jerry's show, not sure which one, where people were afraid of balloons, mustard, and pickles. And the lady that was afraid of balloons, when they brought some out to her, she took off running and then they brought some the other way and she took off the other way running until she couldn't take it anymore.

This guy at Shana and I job told us that he thinks maybe the pattern is triggering something in our nerve endings. Whatever, I just know that me and her get creeped out over the same things.

AND, we don't take off running like the balloon lady, we just get the heebie jeebies. Is there help out there for people like us (HEE HEE)

Y'ALL STOP LAUGHING AT ME!

Lemme stop before y'all start thinking I'm crazier than a mofo.

This post is the greatest!

P said...

Supa:

Imma hurt you for this comment:

"Phallophobia: Fear of a penis, esp erect. (I don't have this)"

You are a hot mess!

mrs.tj said...

I have a phobia of snakes. To the point I will NEVER walk in the grass or swim in a lake.
And I have a weird thing about always cleaning my ears. I hate dirty ears.
Holla!

Supa said...

whoa whoa! Ya'll scary mo'fo's are killing me!!! lol.

Okay. Cocoa girl, no phobias? Try harder!!

Miss Ahmad - sorry but I laughed out loud at your midget phobia. But I've heard of this before.. :) awwww.

Jameil - that is fucked up, how long that word phobia is, right! And, a milk phobia? That's a new one for me...

P - okay, that makes sense, maybe it is the cluster effect that makes pine cones creepy to me. Crop circles??? LOL

My girl told me about that Maury episode, where the chick was running from the balloons. And mustard. Sounds crazy, hunh. How in the world do these things form in the human mind???

Supa said...

@ P - don't hurt me for that comment!! What I do?? :)

Mrs. TJ - I hate dirty ears too. But not to the phobia extent..

@ Hot Grrrl - Hey, welcome! Thanks for returning the love. As for posting everyday - I've been off sick this week, but then again, I usually blog at work, too. U know us writers, always got something to say. :)

Supa said...

Another one of mine - I HATE CLOWNS!!! It bugs the shit outta me when the Ruff Ryders want McDonalds....

And I had constant anxiety when we stayed at Circus Circus in Las Vegas. Clowns are evil entities, man...

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

Just came back from the bank. I can't believe I forgot about this. Sometimes I have a fear of going inside a bank. Yes I'm thinking someone is coming in to rob the bank!

Supa said...

Southern Gal - I have that fear whenever I'm in a "community" liquor store...

P said...

Y'all have to stop. Please. I beg of you. People keep asking me why I am laughing myself silly at work.

The bank? Milk, Clowns? (I got my nerves, me and my patterns and my weird anomalies)

This is the best!

Supa said...

Oh hush, P! I think you'd have an irrational fear of bluetooth's...

lol!

That Girl Tam said...

HAHAH...came because P told me to read this post to understand a selection of stationary I wanted her to look at. The ones she didn't like had circle formations HAHAHAHAHAHAHA...you'z a fool.

The only things I don't like are germs, people in my personal space, and funny lookin folks with bad breath. They got a name for that? OH YEAH...and I don't like TRIFLIN BABY'S MAMAS

Supa said...

Found mine!! Coulrophobia: Fear of clowns.

Tam - I'm going to order some stationary from your ghettofab witchy ass... I say that with love, boo. :)

P said...

Supa: Cute. For those of y'all who wants to see how supa sista all of a sudden became a mofo stand up comedienne here is what she is referring to re: The bluetooth.

http://pattyopolis.blogspot.com/2006/01/where-in-world-is-my-bluetooth.html

Yeah, Supa, Tam showed me this stationary, four sets, and one of them I was like eew, no, people are supposed to LIKE WHAT THEY GET, HELLO!

Folks prolly think I'm crazier than a mofo at this point, but whadeva, as long as the people at work don't realize they've got a psycho in their presence. . .Oh, yeah, they do. HAHA!

That Girl Tam said...

So I looked this shit up...

I suffer from the following:
Aphenphosmphobia - fear of being touched.

Arsonphobia - fear of fire (love candles, hate fire)

Cacophobia - fear of ugliness (hehehe)

Enochlophobia - fear of crowds

I couldn't find on for TBM...but I got a SERIOUS phobia for that one....and some of yall got Wiccaphobia - fear of witches and witchcraft - I liked this one the most! AHAHAHAHAHA!!

Supa said...

I saw that one and thought of you, Tam! I don't have Wiccaphobia! But some folks have N*ggaphobia..

That Girl Tam said...

Yeah....Ryan's teacher has that...

Anonymous said...

I have a intense fear of the dark and as a grown ass woman I feel soooo stupid about it but it stems from my brother and his making me watch "Creature Features" in the damn dark as a kid. I hate his ass for this. Even now I can't watch scary movies or even a commercial for a scary movie. I'm a total scaredy cat!!
bunny

Miss Ahmad said...

Well Creature Features kept me in fear of scary movies period. I think the last scary movie I saw was Candy Man and that was about 1991...

Being afraid of the dark is normal....I hope:-)

Single Ma said...

This post and these comments are hilarious!! I don't have any irrational phobias, just the typical snakes, spiders, and mice(I broke my apt lease once because I saw one). But after reading these comments...hmm, maybe I do.

LMAO @ Tam with her "Cacophobia - fear of ugliness"

mrpunchcar said...

i have alltheweedisgoneaphobia.

"N" Search of Ecstasy said...

LMAO off! Girl I love Monk. That is one of my favorite shows.

LOL @ mrpunchcar - too damn funny!

As for my crazy ass phobias, do you want the long version or the short version?

1.Thanatophobia or Thantophobia: Fear of death or dying.
2.Necrophobia: Fear of death or dead things. (I can’t even get a dead fish outta the tank, now that is sad!)
3.Acrophobia: Fear of heights.
4.Musophobia or Murophobia: Fear of mice. This one is so bad that once I saw a rat in my apartment, I packed a bag and went to stay with my sister for a week. Then I subleased my apt. I could no longer live there!

Shawn said...

I have a fear of crazy people and homeless people that are crazy. And since I work in downtown Long Beach lunch isn't exactly fun. Especially since I have a friend that will break out and run if confronted by a crazy homeless person. I have learned when she run, don't ask questions just run with her.

Now you make think her running is a little extreme but you have to take into consideration;

1. We were sitting not too far from the transit center when a homeless man came up to us, snatched her food out of her hand, stuffed it in his mouth and then started barking like a dog.

2. We walked by a phone booth and a homeless man began to spit at us and others who walked by.

3. A homeless man kept following us and basically punked us for a bag of cookies.

Shawn said...

I love positive people. I love the fact that some of us still love and support Jada even though she has stepped out of the box. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Jada's bands song is back up on my myspace. Advance warning, it's hard, almost approaching what some may call death metal.

Supa said...

@ Shawn - those LBC bums 'aint no joke!!

Shawn said...

@ Supa Sister- Girl! That aint no joke.

Anonymous said...

i am deathly afraid of escalators

"N" Search of Ecstasy said...

I'm glad to see that I am not the only one with some phobias but I still feel like I'm a bit strange for having them (smile).

Don't Push Me said...

i have a fear/disgust for sour cream. I'm not sure if that qualifies as a phobia, but it should if it doesn't.

AlwaysSweet said...

I fear everyone in a costume, especially clowns. Never know who's under there. And I have a fear of elevators and roaches.

AlwaysSweet said...

Oh, I also have a fear of anything that flies(bees,wasps,dragonflies, and birds) And I have a fear of flying on an airplane(never have, never will).

Supa said...

@ Don't Push Me - yeah, I read about your sour cream
repulsion. lol. Dairy kills.

@ always sweet - NEVER been on a plane??? Wow. I HATE flying too - like, I need Xanax and Valium n shyt or I can't do it. But, you'll never travel overseas???

BTW - I am so tickled and overwhelmed by the feedback on this topic!

Knockout Zed said...

I got Algreenophobia - Fear of hot grits.

KZ

Supa said...

Miss Ahmad - what the fizzle is a "Creature Feature"???

Zed - you stoopid. :)

onecoolhoney said...

What do you call a fear of being broke?

What do you call the fear of having factory car stereo?

What do you call fear from a recurring nightmare that you're married again to your sons' father?

Gotdamn, I'm scaring the hell outta myself right now. Lawd haf mercy!!