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Strange Phobias

May 30th 2006, 05:23 PM
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I was reading a online list of phobias (http://phobialist.com/) and I saw some strange ones there. here they are:

- Acerophobia - Fear of sourness.
- Acousticophobia - Fear of noise.
- Aeronausiphobia - Fear of vomiting secondary to airsickness.
- Agateophobia - Fear of insanity.
- Albuminurophobia - Fear of kidney disease.

Do you know any others you can add to the list?
May 30th 2006, 05:24 PM
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Glennglenn
Peasant Male Norway steam
GlennGlenn doesn't want a custom title. 
Sharp or some other girl has allready posted this.'

What phobia do you have?
May 30th 2006, 05:26 PM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
Kat posted a thread about phobias... in 2003.

The most recent thread to pertain to phobias was posted by DinkKiller earlier this month.

(edit to correct year)
May 30th 2006, 05:28 PM
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Sharp or some other girl has allready posted this.'

What phobia do you have?


I just looked. It's not the same thing. That one was about phobias in general. Mine is spefically about weird phobias.
May 30th 2006, 11:30 PM
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Chrispy
Peasant Male Canada
I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to.I guess. 
/me slaps forhead in frustration
May 31st 2006, 06:07 AM
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There's a fear of walking in there!
May 31st 2006, 06:54 AM
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Vukodlak
Peasant Male Finland
This is all you're getting me to say. 
Odontophobia - fear of teeth.
Aulophobia - fear of flutes.
Alectrophobia - fear of chickens.
Ablutophobia - fear of bathing.
Geniophobia - fear of jaws.
Blennophobia - fear of goo.
Myrmecophobia - fear of ants. (I have!)
Pediophobia - fear of dolls. (My sister has!)
Clinophobia - fear of bedtime.
Papyrophobia - fear of paper.
Pogonophobia - fear of beards. EDIT - Kat posted that first...
Eisoptrophobia - fear of mirrors.
Genuphobia - fear of knees. EDIT - Same here...
Batracophobia - fear of frogs.

(I translated them into English myself, without a dictionary, so they sound like English. So they may be a bit incorrect.)
May 31st 2006, 06:57 AM
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Odd indeed. Though, their is a dangerous ant type. I can't remember which it is or if it's dangerous to humans, but the ant one may be a little understandable. The rest though are just plain weird.

There's also a fear of money!

ADDITION: Oh, and that is brave and goof of you to admit to a fear.
May 31st 2006, 06:59 AM
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Oh, by the way... there is way more that I looked at on that site, but I didn't feel like liosting a couple of A4 pages worth of them, so i cut it down to five of the oddest i could remember at the time.
May 31st 2006, 07:04 AM
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Vukodlak
Peasant Male Finland
This is all you're getting me to say. 
Hey I have fear of noise too.
May 31st 2006, 02:34 PM
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Chrispy
Peasant Male Canada
I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to.I guess. 
There are probably several dozen spieces of ants that can kill you. And I don't mean by poision either.
May 31st 2006, 03:44 PM
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Really? Brave of you to admit it.

I have just one fear: a fear of dying without being in a romantic relationship.
May 31st 2006, 04:02 PM
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DaVince
Peasant Male Netherlands steam
Olde Time Dinkere 
I suggest you check Kat's old 2003 topic AGAIN, it's about the wierd phobias too.
Or wouldn't you call Anananany a strange phobia?

Anananany: The inability to stop spelling 'banana' once you've started.
May 31st 2006, 04:16 PM
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magicman
Peasant Netherlands steam duck
Mmmm, pizza. 
That'd be Ananananananophobia. Give or take a few "an"s Strange it would be.
May 31st 2006, 08:22 PM
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Is that suggesting that you haven't been in a romantic relationship as of yet DD? (Or am I drawing too many conclusions...)
I don't have any weird phobias... I'm an arachnaphobe, but that's nothing bizarre.
May 31st 2006, 11:00 PM
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I suggest you check Kat's old 2003 topic AGAIN, it's about the wierd phobias too.
Or wouldn't you call Anananany a strange phobia?


The subject title of hers is "What Phobias Have You Got?" not "Strange Phobias". Just because it lists a strange phobia doesn't mean it's about them.

Besides Anananany seems not to be phobia. Phobia is a severe and irrational fear, not the inability to do anything.
May 31st 2006, 11:03 PM
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Ice, I said "without being in" not "without having been in". Does that answer your question?

Oh, and your right, arachnaphobe isn't weird. It's a relatively common one in fact.
June 1st 2006, 02:04 AM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
I have trypanophobia, is that normal as well?
June 1st 2006, 04:44 AM
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I wouldn't know. I don't know what trypanophobia is.
June 1st 2006, 05:42 AM
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DaVince
Peasant Male Netherlands steam
Olde Time Dinkere 
According to the site you posted yourself:

Trypanophobia- Fear of injections.
June 1st 2006, 10:33 AM
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So, DD, you're saying you wouldn't want to die without being in a romantic relationship at the time you died? As in, you'd like the long-haired mourner at your funeral?
June 1st 2006, 04:35 PM
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That's exactly what I'm saying, Ice. Minus the. "As in, you'd like the long-haired mourner at your funeral?" There is two reasons for that. They are:

1. I have short hair, not long. That's the way I like it on me. I don't suit long hair.
2. In my Will I'm putting in that there is to be no funeral for me.
June 1st 2006, 04:36 PM
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According to the site you posted yourself:

Trypanophobia- Fear of injections.


Yeah, well I've only read up to F.
June 1st 2006, 04:37 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
Um... you'd attend your own funeral (assuming people disregarded your will)?
June 1st 2006, 05:11 PM
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DaVince
Peasant Male Netherlands steam
Olde Time Dinkere 
June 1st 2006, 07:22 PM
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Just assuming head of time that redink was too subtle for the likes of some, the long-haired mourner was intended to be a girl... or guy, or whichever way you swing DD. That is, the mourner was the person/dragon with whom you were engaged in a romantic relationship.
June 1st 2006, 10:29 PM
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Um... you'd attend your own funeral (assuming people disregarded your will)?

Ah, no, I'd be dead. It's a impossible to do anything when you're dead.
June 1st 2006, 10:32 PM
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Sorry, Ice, I misread. I thought you said I'd be the long haired mourner. Sorry.
June 2nd 2006, 02:09 AM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
You're not going to burry yourself alive?

And it's a misconception to state that it's impossible to do anyting when you're dead, laying down is an excellent example of something I would be able to do when I'm dead.

It's not a impossible but impossible or an impossibility, that's where a spellchecker stops working.
June 2nd 2006, 03:17 AM
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It's not a impossible but impossible or an impossibility, that's where a spellchecker stops working

Of course you are correct. However, I didn't even mean to press that "a". It was meant to be: It's a impossible to do anything when you're dead. Sorry for that little error.

And it's a misconception to state that it's impossible to do anyting when you're dead, laying down is an excellent example of something I would be able to do when I'm dead.

I know this is just being pedantic, but, that's your body doing it not you. You are your mind and body combined not your body alone.
June 2nd 2006, 04:53 AM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
I know this is just being pedantic, but, that's your body doing it not you. You are your mind and body combined not your body alone.

Are mind and body seperable? The question really is whether or not your mind is the same as your brain or if it is something more. Because if your mind is the same as your brain a body is simply a non-functioning human, if it isn't something is missing what would make the body a human. Personally I have to agree with you, but I could understand if people disagree...
June 2nd 2006, 07:16 PM
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Are mind and body seperable? The question really is whether or not your mind is the same as your brain or if it is something more. Because if your mind is the same as your brain a body is simply a non-functioning human, if it isn't something is missing what would make the body a human. Personally I have to agree with you, but I could understand if people disagree...

Mind is certainly a very debatable topic, but I'd say the mind needs the body to exist (the chemicals and electrical impulses in the brain and the brain as a storage area) and that when the body dies, so does the mind. That's why I say people do not lie still when they die and that it's only the body that does. However, this issue is a hot one that can be easily debated and that no one truely knows the answer to. I'm even including myself in that as shocking as that may be.
June 2nd 2006, 08:41 PM
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It's certainly an interesting question from a philosophical standpoint... but my real reason for this post is to point out that even in your correction you said 'a impossible.'
June 3rd 2006, 02:46 AM
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DinkKiller
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
The world could always use more heroes 
I have these phobias:

Acrophobia- Fear of heights
Aeroacrophobia- Fear of open high places
Aibohphobia- the irrational fear of palindromes*
Anuptaphobia- Fear of staying single
Apiphobia- Fear of bees
Arachnophobia- Fear of spiders
Ballistophobia- Fear of missiles or bullets
Dishabiliophobia- Fear of undressing in front of someone
Insectophobia - Fear of insects
Necrophobia- Fear of death or dead things
Phobophobia- Fear of phobias.
Sesquippedaliophobia- Fear of long words

*=just really a joke.
June 3rd 2006, 03:01 AM
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Fear of heights? Are you sure it isn't really a fear of falling? Most people that think they have a fear of heights really just have a fear of falling of heights.

Oh and I'd like to quote Discworld while I'm at it:

"Don't tell me you have a fear of heights."
"No, I have a fear of hitting the ground and dying." - Rincewind.

(That may not be exact.)

Lol, the spellcheck of Google Toolbar For Firefox tried to suggest "Rainswept" as a replacement to "Rincewind". And it doesn't recognise Firefox!
June 3rd 2006, 09:38 AM
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Vukodlak
Peasant Male Finland
This is all you're getting me to say. 
I have Apiphobia... And Insectophobia... That's why I rarely go out during a bright sunlight... It brings an unsafe feeling.

Necrophobia- Fear of death or dead things

I thought it was called Thanatophobia.
June 3rd 2006, 10:01 AM
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Kat
Peasant Female Canada
We can out-drink most Americans! 
LOL....talking about a topic that I started 3 years ago. BTW, I am NOT missing my funeral. I want to hear what people are saying about me, once I have "kicked the bucket"
June 3rd 2006, 07:51 PM
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Several fears have more than one name if that site is anything to go by.
June 4th 2006, 03:00 PM
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DinkKiller
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
The world could always use more heroes 
Yeah, just like sesquippedaliophobia and hippopotomonstrousesquippedaliophobea are both the fear of long words.

-DinkKiller
June 5th 2006, 06:42 AM
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Phoenix
Peasant Male Norway steam
Back from the ashes 
Except that the last one is made up. If you check its etymology, it has loads of errors in it. And you've spelled it wrong. It's

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.
June 5th 2006, 01:55 PM
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DaVince
Peasant Male Netherlands steam
Olde Time Dinkere 
Isn't it Hippopotomonstertrousersquippedaliophobia?
How can you spell a non-existant word wrong actually?

I don't care much for these words, to be honest.
June 5th 2006, 02:37 PM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
That's why you have posted 4 times in this thread already ofcourse!
June 5th 2006, 03:31 PM
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By examining the components that make up the imaginary word, and following basic principles of etymology, you can make an educated guess.

Or rather, certain people can make educated guesses.
June 5th 2006, 11:36 PM
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DinkKiller
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
The world could always use more heroes 
I knew it wasn't the actual word. It starts at the sesquip- part.

How can you spell a non-existant word wrong actually? That's a really good point actually. So you can spell it however you want. You could just cut it to 4 letters, "hell," or a phrase, "to-dam-long-to-spell." Choose how you wist to spell it.

DinkKiller
June 6th 2006, 12:47 AM
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Chrispy
Peasant Male Canada
I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to.I guess. 
Actually, even if you make up words in english, they still have to be pronouncable, and they have to be able to flow within the rhythmic and grammar structure of the sentence.

So I couldn't say: There is glapr a dock in the bay. It just sounds like a seizure.

All of this is under the assumption that you wish to be understood, of course.
June 6th 2006, 10:04 PM
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DinkKiller
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
The world could always use more heroes 
However, if you make up your own language, it doesn't have to make sence. aha!
June 7th 2006, 01:44 AM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
Was 'sence' an example of a word commonly used in your own language?
June 7th 2006, 02:14 AM
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Chrispy
Peasant Male Canada
I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to.I guess. 
Even made up languages have to have guidelines. They need to have pauses, classes, objects and syntax. There needs to be repeatability, and an ability to be used.

The problem with making up languages, is that you are greatly influenced by your mother tounge. So, in essence, any language you make up will most likely be nothing more than a glorified code. On the otherhand, if you started to make a language that had the noun words actually modified by any adjectives, and not just adjacent to them, then you would be making a good atempt at it.

One thing that many people don't realize, is that other languages have concepts and ideas that English does not have, and visa-versa. There may be sublte tones that we don't catch that drastically alter the meanings, and we might not even be able even hear the language correctly in the first place. (Take, for example, a person of middle eastern origins. They can not tell the difference between the letters b and v by the sound. They think both are b.)

And this is not even getting into the idea that some parts of all languages are genetically encoded into our makeup.
June 7th 2006, 02:59 AM
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Even made up languages have to have guidelines. They need to have pauses, classes, objects and syntax. There needs to be repeatability, and an ability to be used.

That's where J.R.R.'s Elven language was brillant. It followed all of the guidelines. But then Tolkien did have a PhD in English, so he knew what he was doing. It also explains why he was such a ,aster user of the language.

The problem with making up languages, is that you are greatly influenced by your mother tounge. So, in essence, any language you make up will most likely be nothing more than a glorified code. On the otherhand, if you started to make a language that had the noun words actually modified by any adjectives, and not just adjacent to them, then you would be making a good atempt at it.

I am working on creating two languages (a national one and the dragon one). The national one doesn't seem to do that. Its just a direct translation of words. However, I believe the dragon one does so far. However, the labguages are early in their development (about 50 words for the national one and about 10 for the draconic one). i also have not begun to work on the phonology, syntax, grammer, etc of the languages. I will get around to that when I'm done with the words. I also want to study English at university first.
June 8th 2006, 11:29 PM
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DinkKiller
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
The world could always use more heroes 
Was 'sence' an example of a word commonly used in your own language?

That is a personal commonly misspelled word.

Were way off topic now, aren't we?
June 9th 2006, 04:23 AM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
"Were way off topic now, aren't we?"

Welcome to the Dink Network.
June 10th 2006, 01:32 AM
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DinkKiller
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
The world could always use more heroes 
I've been welcome to The Dink Network for over a year and a half. I was just pointing out how much we went off topic.
June 10th 2006, 04:10 AM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
And now I say to anyone observing, welcome to the Dink Network.

Anyway, this should be my actual last post for a few days (didn't expect to wake up two hours earlier than I needed to). Ciao.
June 10th 2006, 09:19 PM
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DinkKiller
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
The world could always use more heroes 
Adios, Aloha (both hi and bye in hawaian*), Bye, etc.