Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Unusual Phobias

First, the winners of the query critiques are...........


Email me your queries at email (at) Rose-Cooper (dot) com 

Thank you to everyone who read my query and commented and a huge thank you to Matthew Rush for giving his crit and posting on his blog. You're awesome!

I'm going out of state (taking a vacation woo-hoo!) to WA and leaving tomorrow morning, so this will be my last post until probably next Wednesday. I hope you are all still here when I get back!! Maradeth and Jen, I will get to your queries next too, promise!

Since so many of you got a laugh out of the Painfully Obvious, I will leave you with this little list i've put together.

Did you realize there are three defined types of phobias:

1. Specific or simple phobias--fear of an object or situation
2. Social phobias--fear of embarrassment or humiliation in social settings
3. Agoraphobia--fear of being away from a safe place.

Almost everyone is afraid of something. Some of the more common fears would include arachnophobia (spiders), aviophobia (flying) or even Acrophobia(heights).

Then you have the fears that are really rare, that maybe one in a million people share. Maybe you have Anuptaphobia (fear of staying single) or Apotemnophobia (fear of people with amputations).

So, see which fear you suffer from, and begin the healing process!

Macrophobia: fear of long waits.  I have this one every time I go to the store *shudders*

Rhytiphobia: fear of getting wrinkles.   Most celebrities and people in Hollywood have this.

Ephebiphobia: fear of teenagers.   EVERY parent has this fear!

Arachibutyrophobia: Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.   Got Milk? Not if you have lactophobia.

Chionophobia:  fear of snow.

Xanthophobia.: fear of the color yellow.   So, would Chinoxanthophobia be the phobia of yellow snow?

Peladophobia:   Fear of bald people.   

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: Fear of long words.  So, people with this fear can’t even write the word for their phobia? Can you call it Hippo for short?

Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia: Fear of money.   I definitely don’t have this! In fact, anyone who does have this, PLEASE contact me. I am more than willing to help you out.

Botanophobia: Fear of plants. I have this one. Wait, no. I have fear of watering plants. Nevermind.

Geliophobia: Fear of laughter.  Obviously you know you don't have this fear or else you wouldn't be reading this. Right? RIGHT?

Helmintophobia: Fear of being infested with worms. Corpses may have this fear, but they deal.

Phobophobia: Fear of fear.  Um..what..huh?

Taphephobia: fear of being buried alive.  Yes, I admit. I have this. I'm constantly thinking someone will throw me in a cemetary hole and shovel piles of dirt.
Clinophobia: Fear of going to bed.  Yes, my kids. This explains so much.

Lachanophobia: Fear of vegetables.  Hmm, this too.

*Note-I have some phobias (not mentioned here) in my book, GOSSIP FROM THE GIRLS ROOM, and it has illustrations to go along with them. I have to be honest, they are super funny with images. What? You want to pre-order my book now? Ah, okay, go ahead. I don't mind. Just click on the tab at the top of the page that says "MY BOOKS" and you can order from your favorite online bookstore. See how helpful I am?


Larissa said...

LOL - I think Monk had all of those. Also, whoever came up with the fear of long words one was just being mean.

Summer said...

this was cute- I have the fear of spiders one really bad- to the point my 9yr old daughter saves me from them lol

aspiring_x said...

LOL! great post!

Jen said...

WoOhOo!!!! Oh my gosh Rose I'm so excited!!! I can't wait to see what you think of my query letter!!!

These were hilarious, and sad, only sad if you are the one with the phobia. I have a terrible fear of spiders... ugh, just saying it gave me the heebie jeebies. I prefer to just label them as "I hate the S bugs" :)

Rose Cooper said...

I have a huge fear of moths, probably to the extent you guys are afraid of spiders. I totally freak out. My 2yo is so brave though and likes to "get them" for me :)

Jen- Can't wait to read it!!!

Lenny said...

hi miss rose! you got me laughing on all those big words and fears of stuff. ha ha. i like the yellow snow one and i made up my own for that. what do you call the fear of yellow snow? peeaphobia! ha ha ha ha. i hope you have a really fun trip. im gonna miss you.
...hugs from lenny

Casey said...

I'm really glad I didn't win this contest. If I did, then stuff would start to get SCARY. ^_~

meradeth said...

What a fun way to start my Wednesday!

Can someone be afraid of certain days of the week? I think I have Idontwanttostartanotherworkweekphobia (also known as fear of Mondays)...

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Thanks for finding my blog so I could follow you back here. Congrats on the upcoming release of your book! Whoot!

I can't believe there is a real name for the fear of people with amputations. I'm sure I'm not technically an Apotemnophobic, but I have recurring nightmares with people missing limbs or digits. Spooks me out every time!

Have a wonderful vacation!

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Meredith said...

I love these phobias! Such funny names :) I have a very big fear of sharks and sudden loud noises (balloons popping are the worst)!

Jen said...

Awesome award for you over at my blog :)

Amy Holder said...

Such an entertaining post! What twisted sicko decided to name the fear of long words that atrociously long word? lol. I can't wait to read your book(s)!

Hope you have a great vacation! :)

Melissa said...

Okay, totally love this compilation of phobias. Unfortunately, I definitely have the spider one! Seriously, those things terrify me.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Have a blast!

And yes, after reading your phobialiscious post, some pre-ordering might be in order (try saying that 13 times fast)!

Crissy said...

Thanks for the laugh! Have fun in WA!

Cruella Collett said...

Haha, this was excellent! I think Chinoxanthophobia is my favourite ;)

Hope you're having fun while away! :)

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MT said...

I'm glad to find your blog. You've got a unique style and great sense of humor. Way to go!
I've got a fear of teenagers, but is there a name for my bigger fear - fear of teenage drivers?