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Title: Why psychologists are evil!
Post by: Xepher on January 11, 2006, 05:05:54 am
Why, you ask. Well, here's the answer and the proof. The word "Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia" means "Fear of long words." No, really, go ahead and look it up. I just wanna shake the hand of the sadistic SOB that came up with that one! Probably the same guy that put the "s" in "Lisp." A close runner-up is "Hellenologophobia" which is fear of greek/complex/scientific terminology. Check out http://phobialist.com/ for some more fun with fears.

EDIT: Dang it, they don't have my one actual phobia. I mean, sure I don't like heights, and I get nervous around pointy/sharp object, but for actual phobias, I've only got one. I have an unnatural fear of crustaceans.
Title: Why psychologists are evil!
Post by: Xepher on January 11, 2006, 05:24:28 am
GAH! After posting the above, and I decided it was stupid to be afraid of lobsters and rolly pollys (AKA woodlice, pillbugs, and a thousand other names.) So I figured I'd go force myself to look at pictures of crusteceans and read about 'em and such, on the theory that you don't fear things you understand. Then I came across this page... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_isopod

*Shudder* Gah, just glancing at those pictures make me feel like I'm gonna crawl outta my skin. GAAAHH!!! Oh well, I don't like seafood anyway.
Title: Why psychologists are evil!
Post by: Ashley_Rose on January 11, 2006, 07:10:15 am
Bwauauauahhahahhah
Title: Why psychologists are evil!
Post by: griever on January 11, 2006, 03:52:58 pm
Drown 'em in butter, Xepher.  How the honorable shrimp squirm.

I don't know if I have any phobias.  Fears, sure, but actual phobias...no.  Maybe Coulrophobia (fear of clowns), which may also cover my dislike for Santa and toy dolls.
Title: Why psychologists are evil!
Post by: Aetre on January 11, 2006, 04:27:23 pm
my two fears in life are burning alive and loud noises.

for both of these reasons, i LOATHE fire alarms.
Title: Why psychologists are evil!
Post by: Gwyn on January 11, 2006, 04:50:48 pm
(http://www.unc.edu/depts/oceanweb/lobsters/bigspinylobster.jpg)
Title: Why psychologists are evil!
Post by: Xepher on January 11, 2006, 06:57:14 pm
I hate you too gwyn. :-)
Title: Why psychologists are evil!
Post by: Gwyn on January 11, 2006, 07:28:20 pm
if it makes you feel any better, you arn't missing much. Lobsters and many other shellfish taste terrible :p. Exspencive too!
Title: Why psychologists are evil!
Post by: Lei on January 12, 2006, 12:03:47 am
yeah... shellfish are overrated : or something like that.

 But he looks so cute! Reminds me of pokemon... or am I just being ludicrious?

No fears either, not that I remember or that comes up in day to day life.or at least I could get over them really easy if I did.
Title: Why psychologists are evil!
Post by: thefemnazi on January 12, 2006, 04:44:21 am
I don't know if it's a phobia, but I have SERIOUS issues with snot.  Mucus.  *Shudder*

Ask Ashley about the time I had a practicum in a first grade classroom.  God, little kids are disgusting.

And I'm a fan of all things oceania, including shellfish.  But that fricker was creeeeeeeepy.
Title: Why psychologists are evil!
Post by: Ashley_Rose on January 12, 2006, 05:05:05 am
Oh my word, it was bad. You think some people drink to forget a bad day, you haven't seen her after mucus childus has come close to her person.

I personally love crab, scallions, and freshwater fish and salmon, but hate ocean fish, lobster, and shrimp with the burning fire of a thousand suns.