Tuesday, March 23, 2010

It Ain't Easy Seeing Green...

Hi. My name is Carter. And I suffer from botanophobia.

Botanophobia: the fear of plants

When we were installing our hardwoods, we moved several plants from the living room into the kitchen. My mother-in-law was holding Carter and looking out of the back door (right next to one of our plants), he started freaking out. When she backed away from the plant, he calmed down. Now anytime we walk him over to a plant, he starts pulling away and shaking, then cries if we don't move away! He seems okay outside! So I don't know if it's a fear of this one particular plant, a fear of inside plants, or a fear of all plants and I just hadn't taken him up to a plant close enough outside! Does this fear also include trees???

When looking at a posted phobia list, I was amazed at some of the phobias out there. Here are a few of my favorites...

Allodoxaphobia- Fear of opinions
Anglophobia- Fear of England or English culture, etc.
Auroraphobia- Fear of Northern lights
Cacophobia- Fear of ugliness
Consecotaleophobia- Fear of chopsticks
Defecaloesiophobia- Fear of painful bowels movements
Ephebiphobia- Fear of teenagers
Genuphobia- Fear of knees
Hellenologophobia- Fear of Greek terms or complex scientific terminology
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia- Fear of long words (just being diagnosed with this will scare them!)
Leukophobia- Fear of the color white
Novercaphobia- Fear of your step-mother (Rhina, I don't have this!)
Peladophobia- Fear of bald people
Zemmiphobia- Fear of the great mole rat

And if these are all defined, that has to mean that there is someone out there with these phobias, right?

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