Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Don't Let Me Scare You

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is the fear of long words. Isn't that preternatural?

Metrophobia is the fear or hatred of poetry. What folly, what melancholy.

Scriptophobia is the fear of writing in public. Maybe that's why so many of us have blogs.

Verbophobia is the fear of words. In case this is your fear, I'll end this post now.

11 comments:

Jenners said...

Arrrhggghhhh...not the dreaded Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia...stop it....stop the torture! I might have to write in public!

MarjnHomer said...

lol funny post didn'y know people had such fears

Veggie Mom said...

My husband says I'm "antisocial." My reply: "But my bloggy friends don't think so!"

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Most of the visitors to my blog have commentophobia!

Mandy said...

LOL! Scriptophobia is EXACTLY why I have a blog. :)

Librarian or Teacher said...

I just have a fear of speaking in public. The thought just terrifies me. I've done it though.

Amanda said...

That was funny! I will have to share that on my blog soon. Very interesting!

Hey, IF you want to play along, I tagged you in a post on Moving Forward. You may have done it already.

Melissa B. said...

I think I'm afraid of Hippopatomouses, too!

Midwest Mommy said...

This is great! Jenners gotta love your comment too.

Lora said...

One of my favorite books to check out of the library in high school was the encyclopedia of phobias and fears. I was a little twisted :0)

Visiting you from SITS...have a great day!

Sadiebug and her Mom said...

If You Want to Write looks good to me. I'm realizing a read A LOT since I have all of the other ones. (You have good taste!)