Entries tagged “phobias”

Envelopophobia

April 29, 2007 at 7:00pm • 3 comments

After seeing the phobias on this list of phobias, I noticed that my biggest fear was not on there. So, to unite and give identity to all those people out there like me, I propose the following new phobia:

Envelopophobia: Fear of getting a paper cut on your tongue from licking an envelope.

I personally can not lick an envelope from right to left, or vice versa, to seal it. I employ a method whereby I lick from the bottom of the glue strip to the top, then move to the next part of the glue strip, in tongue-width increments, rapidly.

I hope by bringing this fear to light, I will empower those that are with me to stand up and not feel put-down by society simply because we lick an envelope differently.

Comprehensive list of phobias

Here’s a comprehensive list of phobias. Some of my favorites:

Chronomentrophobia: Fear of clocks.
Coprastasophobia: Fear of constipation.
Mertophobia: Fear or hatred of poetry.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: Fear of long words (why would they make this one such a long word?)
Pantophobia: Fear of everything.

They left out “envelopophobia”. I may have to coin that one.