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13 of the Most Unusual Phobias
The Telegraph ^ | 06 Sep 2013 | Lucy Kinder

Posted on 09/08/2013 12:30:58 AM PDT by nickcarraway

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1 posted on 09/08/2013 12:30:58 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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What about Chritophobia? Most liberals suffer from it.


2 posted on 09/08/2013 12:33:00 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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“To me, clowns aren't funny. In fact, they're kind of scary. I've wondered where this started and I think it goes back to the time I went to the circus, and a clown killed my dad.”

- Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handy

3 posted on 09/08/2013 12:41:39 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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What about Chritophobia? Most liberals suffer from it.

I think you meant Christophobia.

From Wikipedia: "Anti-Christian sentiment is an opposition to Christians, the Christian religion, or the practice of Christianity. Christophobia or Christianophobia..."

4 posted on 09/08/2013 12:43:40 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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I like lactaphobia, the fear of milk. “Monk” had it.

Some more including Phobophobia, “The morbid fear of developing a phobia;

http://listverse.com/2011/06/15/top-10-unbearable-phobias/


5 posted on 09/08/2013 12:51:52 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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Turophobia- fear of cheese


6 posted on 09/08/2013 1:02:14 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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Among western politicians: Islamophobia.


7 posted on 09/08/2013 1:04:13 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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I fear stupid people fearing stupid things.


8 posted on 09/08/2013 1:11:26 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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Among western politicians: Islamophobia.

Among the older membership Freepers : Sandmaggotphile Noobophobia.

9 posted on 09/08/2013 1:18:49 AM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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Don't Fear the Reaper
10 posted on 09/08/2013 1:20:05 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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I have a lot of anxiety attacks, but I’ve learned to cope with them.


11 posted on 09/08/2013 1:21:00 AM PDT by dr_lew
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Here's a phobia name I had not heard of until a few days ago...
Gephyrophobia : Fear of bridges.
A close member of my family suffers from it. Freaky.
12 posted on 09/08/2013 1:29:32 AM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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I don’t have it but I know someone who suffers from #3, fear of falling asleep. This person during sleep sometimes experiences what he calls “sleep paralysis,” in which he is partially awake but cannot move his arms, hands, legs and feet. He comes out of by somehow breaking through the spell and wiggling his toes.


13 posted on 09/08/2013 1:36:25 AM PDT by OldPossum
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There’s a 2-Live-Crew lyric in that picture somewhere... ;-)


14 posted on 09/08/2013 2:51:17 AM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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“I don’t have it but I know someone who suffers from #3, fear of falling asleep.”

I don’t sleep much, either, and it’s because I feel like I’m losing time sleeping. That, and I had severe, recurring nightmares as a child and also suffer from PTSD. I usually get 3-4 hours of sleep when I simply can’t keep my eyes open any longer, then I’m good to go for another 15-16 hours.

Oh yeah, and I’m severely claustrophobic (not the elevator kind, but the crowded elevator, crowded bus, crowded airplane kind, MRI kind.)


15 posted on 09/08/2013 3:01:32 AM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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Liberalphobia...fear of liberals ruling a country.


16 posted on 09/08/2013 3:08:30 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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Hoplophobia leads to unconstitutional legislation.


17 posted on 09/08/2013 3:47:02 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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Really ... someone has gazed at the sun and determined its color?

Looks more orange than yellow imo.

18 posted on 09/08/2013 3:52:45 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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So, is Xanthoturophobia "the fear of yellow cheese"?

What about Xanthochionophobia - "the fear of yellow snow". We all know what that means.

19 posted on 09/08/2013 4:32:07 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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How about a name for “Fear of dropping your car keys through the storm drain grate in the parking lot as you’re walking to your car”?


20 posted on 09/08/2013 4:33:07 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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