Friday, April 27, 2012

X = Xenophobia

X is for Xenophobia
(A-Z Challenge -"unthemed" for today)

Xenophobia (adj)an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange.

I have a couple of fears, not of something foreign or strange, but the fears are strange. In fact, they're so strange I cannot share them with others.

Here are some fears people have (if you've been reading Cassie's blog, she's been blogging about fears all month!)

 Claustrophobia: fear of confined spaces

Arachnophobia: Fear of Spiders

Coulrophobia: Fear of Clowns

Oenophobia: Fear of Wines

Ranidaphobia: Fear of Frogs

And my all time favorite: Pteromerhanophobia
Fear of Flying 

 Do you have a fear you'd like to share? Are you Xenophobic?


Annalisa Crawford said...

People are scared of wine!!??!!

Heights, is my big fear - acrophobia. Mostly, it's the fear that I'll jump from a great height whilst being irrationally drawn to look over the edge. Although that might sound weird, it's quite a common feeling for people who are scared of heights.

Laura Marcella said...

Hello, Marta! I have a sharkophobia (I don't know the scientific term, haha). Ever since I saw the movie Jaws, the ocean isn't as fun anymore. :( I still go in, but not far out or for very long. And I make sure I'm not the only one in the water so perhaps Jaws won't get me first, LoL! ;)

Have a lovely weekend and happy A to Z!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A fear of wine? How odd.
I wouldn't call it a phobia, but I really hate to fly.

Scribbles From Jenn said...

I don't like spiders. Not sure if it's a fear, but I do jump when I see them.

Happy A to Z-ing!

Cassie Mae said...

Ooh, you mentioned me! How cool :D

And I'm scared of a lot of stuff! As you well know. But wine isn't one of them, lol.

Anonymous said...

Nice post. I have a fear of phones. I hate talking on them but love my iPhone for everything else. Holly

Musiqal1 said...

Lol. I have water bug phobia. They scare me to death.

Erin M. Hartshorn said...

Spiders. *shudder*


Damyanti said...

I have cockroach phobia, what is that called? :)

Lynda R Young said...

I also have a fear of roaches. Horrible things.

Carrie-Anne said...

I've got pyrophobia.