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Bedells
Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 12:41:54 PM

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triskaidekaphobia -- intense fear of the number thirteen.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 10:13:23 AM

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Bedells wrote:
triskaidekaphobia -- intense fear of the number thirteen.


Hi Bedels,
It's a good one, but the game is to follow the alphabet.

The last one began with 'A', so we need one (invented or found) beginning with 'B'.
Alice M Toaster
Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016 9:20:03 AM

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Drag0, don't be afraid of the letter 'B'...
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016 10:12:57 AM

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Hmmm . . . Think Think . . . er . . .

baccivorophobia - fear of eating berries.

A snatch from "Hancock's Half-Hour" (Tony Hancock) - one of the brilliant radio comedies of the 1960s. Episode called "The Hermit".

Tony: I am leaving this house . . . leaving society. I shall become a hermit.
Sidney: Where?
Tony: Clapham Common . . .
Kenneth: Why have you picked Clapham Common?
Tony: So I'll be near the shops . . .
Kenneth: What are you going to live on Mr Hancock ?
Tony: Nature is bountiful, young man. I will eat the food she has provided. Berries, herbs, grass . . .

Bedells
Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016 12:52:36 PM

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Thanks, Drag0. How about this one?


Cremnophobia - The fear of steep cliffs or precipices.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2016 9:41:50 PM

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Good one - though that's not abnormal, is it . . . Anxious

Doraphobia - fear of little girl explorers wearing fur clothing.
Alice M Toaster
Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2016 9:22:17 AM

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ergoeroticophobia - fear of having to work at sex
Bedells
Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2016 12:42:07 PM

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Frigophobia – fear of becoming too cold
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016 7:42:42 PM

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Googolophobia - fear of getting an impossible number of 'hits' on a search.
Alice M Toaster
Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 9:54:50 AM

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Honorificabilitudinitatibusophobia - fear of realizing that one does not have the ability to achieve honors
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, November 25, 2016 1:01:44 PM

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infinitesinfundibulophobia - fear of small tunnels.
Alice M Toaster
Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:18:41 AM

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jocularjongleurophobia - fear of comedy tours
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016 12:08:39 AM

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Krispikreemiphobia - fear of doughnuts
Alice M Toaster
Posted: Sunday, December 4, 2016 9:53:51 AM

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(or fear of crappy donuts :))


laresandpenateslossophobia - fear of losing all your useless junk
Beam
Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 9:26:36 PM

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maladroitophobia - fear of ineptitude
Alice M Toaster
Posted: Friday, December 9, 2016 8:48:08 AM

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nanonanuphobia - fear of ipods made on Ork
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, December 9, 2016 10:22:02 AM

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optimistiphobia - fear of looking too much on the bright side of life.Dancing Dancing


Alice M Toaster
Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016 7:02:18 AM

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pessimistiphobia - fear of mopers
Beam
Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016 11:07:06 AM

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quibblophobia - fear of arguing over whether the glass is half-full or half-empty
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, December 12, 2016 10:29:43 AM

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regulocapitulaphobia - fear of accidentally knocking your own king over while playing chess.
Alice M Toaster
Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2016 6:33:37 AM

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sentophobia - fear that the letter you dropped into the sidewalk mailbox didn't actually go in. Also known as when-harry-met-sally syndrome.
Andrew Schultz
Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2016 7:19:26 PM

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tyupaphobia: the fear of being suckered into a long conversation you won't enjoy about someone else's problems.

See also twitterphobia and tumblrphobia, the fears of being suckered into social media far past when it's interesting.
Alice M Toaster
Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2016 7:26:27 PM

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↑I can relate

understandophobia - fear of not being able to comprehend what someone just tweeted you.
Andrew Schultz
Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2016 7:33:10 PM

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vuvuzelaphobia: the fear manufactured noise at a sporting event may be intolerable.

Is it okay to respond twice in a row? I (think I) have a good one for X, and it sees like one that could bog the thread down. But I don't want to violate the rules.
Audiendus
Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2016 9:46:59 PM
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Weltschmerzophobia – the fear of being depressed by reading too much about international politics

Andrew Schultz wrote:
I (think I) have a good one for X

Please go ahead!
Alice M Toaster
Posted: Monday, December 19, 2016 10:18:51 AM

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Andrew, I say YES!!
Andrew Schultz
Posted: Monday, December 19, 2016 3:00:25 PM

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xclud(e)ophobia - the fear of being called out for an embarrassing typo on a word you know how to spell.

Also xampl(e)ophobia.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 6:50:52 AM

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yetipedophobia - the fear that one's feet are too big
Bedells
Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2016 12:02:16 PM

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Zestpragmascrewphobia - fear that too much excitement can ruin a romantic long-term relationship
Beam
Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 8:03:21 PM

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↑ excellent!


alphaphobia - fear of being the first, the best, the most, etc.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 10:17:56 PM

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Beam wrote:
alphaphobia - fear of being the first, the best, the most, etc.

Not a common complaint for you Americans then . . . Whistle Whistle Silenced

Betatestophobia - fear of being the one to try new things all the time.
Alice M Toaster
Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016 9:18:06 AM

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commoncomplaintophobia - fear of sounding like you're from Michigan
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, January 2, 2017 2:17:07 PM

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Derringerphobia - fear that your girlfriend has a gun hidden in her handbag.
Alice M Toaster
Posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:22:42 AM

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easyriderphobia - fear of having to ride cross-country on a Harley
Beam
Posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 7:51:10 PM

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flummoxophobia - fear of not exactly knowing how to respond due to the perplexity of the situation
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