BIZARRE PHOBIAS by Dr. Michael Thweatt
In our modern era of global financial meltdown, cyber warfare, biological weapons and various other unnamed and unknown apocalyptic threats, it is perhaps understandable that there are now literally hundreds of named phobias.
Particularly bizarre phobias are now emerging. This whacky new generation of phobias reflects our increasingly chaotic world. The more crazy the world gets, the more crazy our fears get. Let’s consider a few examples:
ZEMMIPHOBIA: FEAR OF THE GIANT MOLE RAT
Okay, the Giant Mole Rat is a little creepy.
GENIOPHOBIA – FEAR OF CHINS
I’m guessing that Fear of Chins is more like fear of multiple chins, not fear of Jay Leno’s chin.
TYRRANNAPHOBIA – FEAR OF TYRANTS
I thought it was normal to fear tyrants, especially tyrants that are 13 ft. tall and weigh 7 tons.
POLITICOPHOBIA – FEAR OF POLITICIANS
HIPPOPOTOMONSTROSESQUIPEDALIOPHOBIA – FEAR OF LONG WORDS.
If you’ve got this one, avoiding reading Faulkner.