Do you suffer from chiclephobia, eisoptrophobia,lepidopterophobia,ailurophobia,herpetophobia,or botanaphobia??
If you don’t suffer from any of these but you actually know what they mean and have heard of them before, then congrats, you are smarter than me! 🙂 Of course that isn’t saying much!
For those of you who don’t know and are dying of curiosity, I am here to save the day for you. I had grabbed one of those little trivia books for my husband’s stocking last Christmas and here is a small portion of what I learned.
Please no offense to those who may have some of these fears. I do poke some fun, for I couldn’t help it, but I do feel sorry for these people at the same time. Fear is real and I know it can be controlling and that is sad, for we weren’t meant to live in fear. Some of these may seem silly to you to, but how many fears do we have that maybe don’t sound but still are wrong if we let them control us. Fears that we need to let go of, for they do us no good. They only hinder us from fully enjoying life!
Chiclephobia – The fear of chewing gum which Oprah Winfrey has. O to miss out on all those great flavors of gum out there! And I guess she never had the pleasure of blowing a bubble or maybe at one time she did blow a bubble and it popped all over her and that explains the fear.
Lepidopterophobia – The fear of butterflies which NIcole Kidman has. I can’t imagine being afraid of something so beautiful. One of the songs from Sound of Music is going through my mind now, I flit, I flutter, I fly!
Ailurophobia – A fear of cats. Napoleon Bonaparte had this fear. He could lead armies, but he was afraid of cats! So a army of cats could have raised against him and they would have won!
Herpetophiba – A fear of reptiles. Here is one I can understand a little easier, I never quite understood the fad of Britney Spears who has this fear, but being afraid of alligators, crocodiles; yeah I can see that.
Botanaphobia – A fear of houseplants. Yes, you heard me correctly. I can see the movie title now, The Attack of the Killer Spider plant!! Sorry this one just cracked me up. Apparently Christina Ricci has this fear.