Category Archives: Fearsome Friday

Decidophobia

@MaybeMaiden Fred said your going to the movies with us tomorrow. @BaldisBeautiful Yeah, it sounds like it will be fun. @MaybeMaiden What are you doing before that? @BaldisBeautiful I don’t know. What are you doing? @MaybeMaiden Nothing planned. Want to go out? … Continue reading

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Fearsome Friday – Kinemortophobia

“Dr. Etger announced today that his lab has found a potential cure for prion based zombieism. Experiments carried out on rats that have been injected with the mutant protein that causes zombieism have been shown to have only limited symptoms of … Continue reading

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Fearsome Friday – Paraskavedekatriaphobia or Friggatriskaidekaphobia

Paraskavedekatriaphobia or friggatriskaidekaphobia The fear so fearsome it has two long names and both of them mean the fear of Friday the 13th. This is a fear that is based heavily on superstition. In fact it is the most common superstition … Continue reading

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Fearsome Friday – Meleagrisphobia

Ah, Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving where my aunts, female cousins and I would bravely take to the mall in search of bargains. The men in my family and my mother (who hated shopping) would settle down for a … Continue reading

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Fearsome Friday – Xenophobia

Xenophobia The unreasonable fear of foreigners or strangers which also includes the fear of things that are strange or foreign. Xenophobia can often times lead to racism but the hatred element of racism is caused by the fear itself. Examples … Continue reading

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Fearsome Friday – Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia also known as Sesquippedalophobia What is it? It is fear of long words. No I am not joking. You can google it and you will find it. Wikipedia has listed Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia as a jocular or fictional phobia. The fear of long … Continue reading

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Fearsome Friday – Technophobia

Technophobia is a phobia that has been around as long as technology has. Cavemen probably feared the new technology of prising up a rock using a stick as a lever. It is human nature to fear the new and unknown … Continue reading

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Fearsome Friday – Jack O’Lantern

Ever wonder where certain traditions come from? I often do, especially silly or odd things. Here is an old Irish legend that resulted in a spooky Halloween tradition. There was once a man so stingy that he was called Stingy … Continue reading

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Fearsome Friday – Halloween Costumes

Although dressing up in costumes and begging door to door on or around the 31st of October goes back a few centuries, it appears our modern day trick or treating only took on its current form in the 1920s to … Continue reading

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Fearsome Friday – Atychiphobia

Once upon a time when I was back in school one of my good friends happened to be one of the most clever girls in our entire year. She may even have been one of the most intelligent people in … Continue reading

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