From the Grammar Diva who has a fondness for phobias, here are some entertaining ones that may ruin your social season.
Alcohol – methyphobia [Understandable.]
Anything New – neophobia [Change is always hard.]
Church – ecclesiophobia [The structure will not hurt you unless it collapses on you.]
Cooking – mageirocophobia [New York-area people: What is cooking?]
Dolls – pediophobia [Oh, so true. If you didn’t watch the ventriloquist or mannequin episodes of The Twilight Zone, check out this book I loved as a child that my mother just got out of her storage unit. Disturbed would be a mild reaction. WTF are adults in charge of childhood entertainment doing? And furthermore, why did I like this damn book?)
Holy things – hagiophobia [A friend went home with a guy who had shrines/ relics to the Holy Lord everywhere. How can you Marvin Gaye and Get It On with that staring at you? #sinners]
Home – ecophobia [I get it if you only had terrible memories.] I am still very much a “home is where the heart is” and, like, my family is EVERYTHING. My own home is EVEN BETTER. I’m a homebody?
Ice or Frost – pagophobia [I have a medical condition and totally relate.]
Kissing – philemaphobia [TRAGIC. Completely TRAGIC.]
Laughter – geliophobia [Again, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?]
Light – photophobia [Most people I know are opposite. Does that mean we’re optimistic?]
Memories – mnemophobia [We all have bad ones…]
Religion – theophobia [no need to be afraid unless it’s corrupting your life. I mean, we live in a free world where you do not have to believe in anything.]
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