Ophobias to the extreme

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Check out this list of ophobias. weird hu?

• Ablutophobia- Fear of washing or bathing

• Aerophobia- Fear of swallowing air

• Anablephobia- Fear of looking up

• Anemophobia- Fear of wind

• Arithmophobia- Fear of numbers

• Auroraphobia- Fear of Northern Lights

• Barophobia- Fear of gravity

• Basophobia- Fear of walking

• Blennophobia- Fear of slime

• Bogyphobia- Fear of the bogeyman

• Cathisophobia- Fear of sitting

• Catoptrophobia- Fear of mirrors

• Chaetophobia- Fear of hair

• Chionophobia- Fear of snow

• Chromatophobia- Fear of colors

• Chronophobia- Fear of time

• Chronomentrophobia- Fear of clocks

• Cibophobia- Fear of food

• Clinophobia- Fear of going to bed

• Dendrophobia- Fear of trees

• Dextrophobia- Fear of objects at the right side of the body

• Eleutherophobia- Fear of freedom

• Eosophobia- Fear of daylight

• Ereuthophobia- Fear of the color red

• Geliophobia- Fear of laughter

• Geniophobia- Fear of chins

• Genuphobia- Fear of knees

• Geumaphobia- Fear of taste

• Heliophobia- Fear of the sun

• Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia- Fear of long words

• Homichlophobia- Fear of fog

• Hypnophobia- Fear of sleep

• Ichthyophobia- Fear of fish

• Ideophobia- Fear of ideas

• Kainophobia- Fear of anything new

• Kathisophobia- Fear of sitting down

• Lachanophobia- Fear of vegetables

• Leukophobia- Fear of the color white

• Levophobia- Fear of objects to the left side of the body

• Linonophobia- Fear of string

• Logophobia- Fear of words

• Melanophobia- Fear of the color black

• Melophobia- Fear of music

• Metrophobia- Fear of poetry

• Mnemophobia- Fear of memories

• Octophobia- Fear of the number 8

• Ommetaphobia- Fear of eyes

• Oneirophobia- Fear of dreams

• Ophthalmophobia- Fear of opening one’s eyes

• Ostraconophobia- Fear of shellfish

• Panophobia- Fear of everything

• Papyrophobia- Fear of paper

• Peladophobia- Fear of bald people

• Photophobia- Fear of light

• Phronemophobia- Fear of thinking

• Pogonophobia- Fear of beards

• Sciophobia- Fear of shadows

• Selenophobia- Fear of the moon

• Siderophobia- Fear of stars

• Sitophobia- Fear of food

• Sophophobia- Fear of learning

• Stasibasiphobia- Fear of walking
 
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1) its a 'phobia,' not an 'ophobia'

2) why is this weird?
 
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My worst phobia is the fear of backing into a cold door knob.:eek: (Johnny Carson circa 1980's)
 
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You left out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoplophobia" [Broken].

zhermes asked, "why is this weird?" I'd answer, because I for the life of me can't imagine anyone having any of these, except perhaps bogyphobia, which I think everyone had when they were a child.

Well, there is one I see quite often: Sophophobia - fear of learning. At least that's what I think I'm seeing, although it could be mere egoism masking itself as sophophobia.
 
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Zryn
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They don't call it an irrational fear of X for no reason. It is weird in the sense that it is a strange phenomenon!

I didn't see everyone's favorite Arachnophobia on the list either.
 
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Or the now popular one: lipophobia
 
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Lucy [in her psychiatrist booth]: Are you afraid of responsibility? If you are, then you have hypengyophobia.

Charlie Brown: I don't think that's quite it.

Lucy: How about cats? If you're afraid of cats, you have ailurophobia.

Charlie Brown: Well, sort of, but I'm not sure.

Lucy: Are you afraid of staircases? If you are, then you have climacaphobia. Maybe you have thalassophobia. This is fear of the ocean, or gephyrobia, which is the fear of crossing bridges. Or maybe you have pantophobia. Do you think you have pantophobia?

Charlie Brown: What's pantophobia?

Lucy: The fear of everything.

Charlie Brown: THAT'S IT!
 
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wolram
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What about woolyphobia, i have noticed how people shy away from me.
 

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