01 September 2005

Thalassophobia is the Fear of the Sea

This is probably the coolest phobia I've found so far (I just like the name) on Panphobia, a web site that contains definitions for hundreds of phobias.

There are some annoying Amazon "related links" scattered everywhere, but it's still an entertaining list.


Blogger Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

....aw, it's just "musicophobia". I was hoping it'd be something fun..8)

9:50 PM, September 01, 2005  
Blogger Superfan said...

my first reaction to reading this post was to start singing Adrian Belew's "Fish Head" in my head...

...for fear of pantaphobia he moved to Ethiopia

which in turn reminded me of another example of Belew's love of words; this time from King Crimson's "Elephant Talk"...

Talk, it’s only talk
Arguments, agreements, advice, answers,
Articulate announcements
It’s only talk

Talk, it’s only talk
Babble, burble, banter, bicker bicker bicker
Brouhaha, boulderdash, ballyhoo
It’s only talk
Back talk

Talk talk talk, it’s only talk
Comments, cliches, commentary, controversy
Chatter, chit-chat, chit-chat, chit-chat,
Conversation, contradiction, criticism
It’s only talk
Cheap talk

Talk, talk, it’s only talk
Debates, discussions
These are words with a d this time
Dialogue, dualogue, diatribe,
Dissention, declamation
Double talk, double talk

Talk, talk, it’s all talk
Too much talk
Small talk
Talk that trash
Expressions, editorials, expugnations, exclamations, enfadulations
It’s all talk
Elephant talk, elephant talk, elephant talk

"these are words with a d this time" always raises a smile.

2:40 AM, September 02, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

Heh heh! I don't know that song- that's excellent. :)

10:46 AM, September 02, 2005  
Blogger Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

I like songs with lines like that. There should be a canonical list. (In fact, this being the internet, I'm sure it already exists.)

10:48 AM, September 02, 2005  

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