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I found this wonderful list of phobias...I think my favourite might be triskaidekaphobia, fear of the number thirteen? 

Or maybe it is Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, which is the fear of long words...

http://www.brodavelister.com/etcetera/fears.htm#H

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TheOtherTink

Arachnophobia. I can deal with the smaller ones, but once they reach a certain size... :O


Well it is fascinating, O'Tink...I am not usually spider-phobic, but after seeing that...idk...

You would love the American Southwestern deserts, I don't recall exactly what time of year, but I recall coming upon huge tarantulas, hairy guys wandering all over the (dirt) road way. I was very careful to avoid running over them because they were out wandering dizzy in love, mating season...

And glad to stay in my car, too!

Huge, hairy tarantulas... all over the road...? :O

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Tink it's 2:30 AM here and listening to your scream, I am trying to laugh-out-loud softly...kinda choking...but really, you might enjoy it...I mean, how many people in this world can say they had to drive carefully because the tarantulas were in love? <3  :P

You're much kinder vis-a-vis spiders than I am Virginia.  <3

I would have gunned the car and gotten the h*ll out of there as fast as I could.  :O :O :O

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Rooster

Probably Phagophobia. T he fear of being eaten alive. Guess I read too many books and watching Jurassic World just kind of gets to me! LOL

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Munch, munch, munch... :D

Virginia Rooster

I never even thought of that one, Rooster, never heard of it...but now I think I add it to my own list of phobias, also! Phagophobia...wonder if it is a soft or hard "g" pronounced...:D

Isolophobia fear of isolation and being abandoned. 

Virginia

That is a new one to me, ty!  :)

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