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Pentheraphobia – fear of mothers-in-law

Arachnophobia (film)

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I love a good internet surf. You never know what you will find. Today, I stumbled on a website dedicated to all things phobic. Phobias. I have them. I know a few. Some are common, some are unusual, some are odd and just plain weird. Some are downright funny. I learned about some phobias that I never dreamed existed, but they do. Here are a few of the phobias that stood out for me. You will see why.

  1. Pentheraphobia – fear of mothers-in-lawA picture of a jar of peanut butter. peanut bu...
  2. Arachibutyrophobia – fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth
  3. Linonophobia – fear of string
  4. Blennophobia – fear of slime
  5. Geniophobia – fear of chins
  6. Genuophobia – fear of knees
  7. Baraphobia – fear of gravity
  8. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia – fear of long words and , for all the children -the next two are your out:
  9. Lachanophobia – fear of vegetables and
  10. Clunophobia – fear of going to bed.

Phobias are serious business. They can result in sweating, increased heart rate, chest pain, nausea, stomachaches and panic attacks. I have a fear of heights and water/drowning. I have a friend with Coulrophobia –  a fear of clowns. My son, Red, has arachnophobia – a fear of spiders. Phobias can evolve from childhood traumas, unpleasant experiences, tragedies and emotional stress. The fears can be real or imagined. I just don’t understand some. How does someone become fearful of chins or knees? Mothers -in-law? I am not questioning that one!




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