Sunday, February 26, 2012

Scaredy Cats

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Sometimes we get scared. Its okay. There are lots of things to be scared about. Like
What should I major in?
Who should I marry?
Should I go to grad school or travel for a year?
How can I singlehandedly establish world peace?
What color swimsuit should I get for this season?

All understandable, legitimate fears.

But were here today to tell you those are the least of your worries.

We have found some things you should REALLY be scared of. And since were all scientific, were going to give you the full name.

Lutropublicaphobia:         Fear of public restrooms.
Arrhenphobia                  Fear of men.
Pteronophobia                 Fear of being tickled by feathers.

Barophobia                    Fear of gravity.
Obesophobia                  Fear of getting fat. 
Cacophobia                    Fear of ugliness.

Phronemophobia            Fear of thinking.
Hellenologophobia        Fear of complex scientific terminology.
Scriptophobia                 Fear of writing in public.

Teleophobia                   Fear of definite plans.
Phalacrophobia               Fear of becoming bald.
Leukophobia                   Fear of the color white.

Macrophobia                  Fear of long waits.
Mnemophobia                 Fear of memories.
Optophobia                     Fear of opening one's eyes.

See? There were all these things you didnt even know you could be scared of! Now you can let your inner scardey cat go wild!

Some of our own made up personal phobias are:

Toolongconvophobia:      Fear of first dates going too long.
Nightowlphobia:               Fear of being awake past 10 p.m.
Troublemakerphobia:      Fear of Enablers.
Lackofundsphobia:    Fear of not being able to shop @ J. Crew

Needless to say, we all have Polyphobia: Fear of many things.

But its okay, at least you know you are not alone in your fear of being alone.

Hiding under the covers,

Gertrude and Charlotte


  1. This is the best thing I have read this week. OH if we were acquainted in real life (and not recluses in our respective cupboards under the stairs,) we would definitely be friends.

    This will be shown to my dear friend with whom I also blog (and discuss) the woes of dating life.

    Your Valentine's Day boyfriend game is the best thing I have ever heard of.

    1. I was thinking the exact same thing while reading your blog. I thought, "Wow. We would be friends." I just texted Gertie and told her to check out your blog. We are definitely on the same page when it comes to Spinster dating. Can't wait to read more of your posts!

  2. Wow I fear that I didn't know the names of my fears. But am also relieved that I do not fear everything. For example I do not have Teleophobia. I actually fear people who do. So does that mean I have Telephobia-phonia? But I do have Macrophobia and the worst kind. I think its metastasized to my liver.