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Friday the 13th — Phobia Day


As today is a Friday the 13th, I wonder if anyone out there suffers from paraskevidekatriaphobia. I also wonder how many people know what paraskevidekatriaphobia is.

I sure didn’t. I decided to write about unusual phobias, such as triskaidekaphobia, or fear of the number 13. But the good folks at Wikipedia gave me some other weird ones:

Barophobia — the fear of gravity

Chromophobia —  the fear of bright colors

Emetophobia – the fear of vomiting

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia — the fear of the number 666

Hypnophobia — the fear of sleep (also called somniphobia)

Koumpounophobia — the fear of buttons

Nomophobia – the fear of being out of mobile phone contact

Omphalophobia – the fear of navels

Papaphobia – the fear of the Pope

Phobophobia — the fear of having a phobia

Sesquipedalophobia – fear of long words (like most of these)

Tetraphobia — the fear of the number 4

Turophobia — the fear of cheese

Xanthophobia – the fear of the color yellow

Until next time! Use the right words!

leebarnathan.com

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