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Old Dec 28th 2008, 2:59 pm
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Default Top 10 phobias of BEs...interesting !

The top 10 phobias among BEs who have posted their fears on The Bored are:

No. 1 - ARACHNOPHOBIA (fear of spiders):
Madam Medusa, cindyabs, emmals, Littlejimmy, jcapulet, KarnalEcho, Geordie George, Toontje, syllk, woodsey, and Jellybean.

No. 2 - ACROPHOBIA (fear of heights):
Miss Eck, Littlejimmy, beebee, Blue Cat, Rumble Tumble, CasG. Leslie66, and Lord Lionheart.

No. 3 - COULROPHOBIA (fear of clowns):
Deb, Call me AL, Poppy Girl, Sheff_Sparky, dreamcatcher, Eskimo, and glittababe.

No. 4 - CLAUSTROPHOBIA (fear of confined spaces):
why, KarnalEcho, Lord Lionheart, syllk, snowbunny, and peacelover.

No. 5 - KATSARIDAPHOBIA (fear of cockroaches):
Madam Medusa, Weirdstone, Seasider, DIMO8 and CasG.

No. 6 - MEDUSOPHOBIA (fear of jellyfish):
Madam Medusa, Blue Cat, mandpete, and madsad.

No. 7 - AVIOPHOBIA (fear of flying):
Littlejimmy, KarnalEcho, cadman1, and woodsey.

No. 8 - SPHEKSOPHOBIA (fear of wasps):
Ray, Same Difference, and Dreamcatcher.

No. 9 - GEPHYROPHOBIA (fear of high bridges):
Dorothy, Professional Princess, and Rumble Tumble.

No. 10 - CLEITHROPHOBIA (fear of lifts):
beebee, britvic (if strangers present), and woodsey.

They may not be actual phobias but simply expressed fears about objects or situations that cause anxiety in some BEs.

So fear of spiders is the No. 1 phobia especially amongst BE women...I don't really understand that one....how can a woman take boiling hot wax, pour it onto her upper thigh, rip the hair out by the root, and still be afraid of a spider !

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Old Dec 28th 2008, 3:01 pm
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I am starting to get a little bit scared of you...
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omg, i'd forgotten about medusophobia, lol...macscott, what are you like...

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Default Re: Top 10 phobias of BEs...interesting !

Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
I am starting to get a little bit scared of you...
..be scared. Here's your one (as you posted):

MataHari has an unusual one - Mazeophobia (fear of getting lost)...but only in Sharjah !
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Originally Posted by MacScot View Post
..be scared. Here's your one (as you posted):

MataHari has an unusual one - Mazeophobia (fear of getting lost)...but only in Sharjah !
lol...that's true...stuff of nightmares
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Fear of clowns !!! PMSL !

No wonder i havent heard of anyone at number 3, this board is full of clowns !
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Originally Posted by Karlos The Jackal View Post
Fear of clowns !!! PMSL !

No wonder i havent heard of anyone at number 3, this board is full of clowns !
I'd heard of it before..but was surprised it came up so often on the Bored.
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Originally Posted by MacScot View Post
I'd heard of it before..but was surprised it came up so often on the Bored.
I hate clowns...not afraid of them but they just completely bore or annoy me...
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Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
I hate clowns...not afraid of them but they just completely bore or annoy me...
I'm afraid of phobias...
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Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
I hate clowns...not afraid of them but they just completely bore or annoy me...
Actually, those BE posters that brought up mostly related to a frightening incident when they were young. For example, a young girl was scared when a clown jumped out of a drain at a carnival !

Another adult BE women, fainted when a clown came running up to her as she was getting in her car...keeled over, bumped her head and went to hospital !
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Originally Posted by MacScot View Post
Actually, those BE posters that brought up mostly related to a frightening incident when they were young. For example, a young girl was scared when a clown jumped out of a drain at a carnival !

Another adult BE women, fainted when a clown came running up to her as she was getting in her car...keeled over, bumped her head and went to hospital !
my kids are both terrified of clowns...and anyone dressed up as something, especially the freaky things that roam around ibn battuta...

guess it's just something you grow out of...

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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
my kids are both terrified of clowns...and anyone dressed up as something, especially the freaky things that roam around ibn battuta...

guess it's just something you grow out of...

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Actually, you posted one of your other fears - Mottephobia (fear of moths).

The most unusual one is from Jammy Dodger (and paddingtongreen) - he has a fear of cotton wool .. no phobia name for that one though !
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Originally Posted by MacScot View Post
Actually, you posted one of your other fears - Mottephobia (fear of moths).

The most unusual one is from Jammy Dodger (and paddingtongreen) - he has a fear of cotton wool .. no phobia name for that one though !
oh if it's a creepy crawly or flying thing of any description, i've got a phobia of it...

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Originally Posted by Confucius View Post
I'm afraid of phobias...
..that's an easy one - Phobophobia !
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Actually, you posted one of your other fears - Mottephobia (fear of moths).

The most unusual one is from Jammy Dodger (and paddingtongreen) - he has a fear of cotton wool .. no phobia name for that one though !
How many people are you stalking, in wholesale terms???
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