Monday, August 01, 2011


After many weeks away following a very nasty car accident Queen Mimi has returned. Empress Lime is pleased to have her back in one piece and giving good meme material.

Welcome to the Queen's Meme. I am happy to be back amongst the memesters! I've made up a brand new meme for your memeing entertainment. Let's talk about fears today.  A phobia is an irrational fear of something and is classified as an anxiety disorder. Do you know that millions of people are deathly afraid of bugs?  That's called entomophobia: a fear of insects. It's a virtual epidemic! I personally have 3 phobias at the moment that I can think of. Motophobia (I'm working on that one), murophobia (fear of rodents) and forgetfulphobia (fear of...of....sorry, I forgot)
I trust you to be honest and not look in the dictionary for the correct answers until after you've completed your assignment meme. Do I have your word of honor? (The correct answers will magically appear on my blog tomorrow)

Why did I stop at 12? Because I'm afraid of the number 13.
That's triskaidekaphobia for all you non-phobia speakers.

Identify these six common (and uncommon) phobias. You can answer rightly if you know the correct answer or spoof them all!  Define the following phobias.

1. What is mysophia?
It's what an ex-lover cried out in a moment of passion.  Since my name ain't Sophia it led to him becoming an EX-lover.

2.  Ailurophobia?
 Fear of an ale so weak it tastes like warm urine hence the misspelled "ail" rather than "ale-urophobia."  Though I do think it's actually the fear of cats.  Maybe it's the fear of beer that tastes like cat pee, which seems entirely reasonable to me.  Have you ever smelled a catbox?

3.  Technophobia?
Well, I used to refer to myself as a technophobe, meaning I was afraid of computers and technology.   Yes, it's really true I was, once upon a time.  I was the member of Casa de Lime who argued for typewriters rather than getting a PC.  I heatedly debated taking the required computing course in school too.  Truth is stranger than fiction in this case.

4.  Novercaphobia?
What leads a redneck to avoid having dental work done.  "Ah don't want none of that novercaine."

5.  Dipsophobia?
Fear of people who act like complete dipsh!ts.  Actually this isn't so much irrational as based in a  strong sense of self-preservation based on not wanting to suffer at the hands of an idiot...particularly when the fool is in a position to make decisions affecting your life.  See also: the executive and legislative branches of government and the recent debt crisis.  (It's enough to make me take to booze...which I believe I'd be avoiding if I were truly dipsophobic because I think it's a fear of alcohol.)

6.  Gymnophobia?
What describes my junior high years in Phys. Ed. class, especially when we got to the required sessions in gymnastics each winter.  What unmitigated horror that was.  I used to beg to be able to go do wrestling with the boys instead of having to pretend I had any level of skill as a gymnast.

7.  Hippophobia?
The horror invoked by looking at my hips in the mirror after a week of binging on hot fudge sundaes.  (Though I believe it's actually what Mr. Lime suffers from that makes him refuse to ever ride a horse.)

8. Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia?
The horror invoked by looking at my hips in the mirror after a YEAR of binging on hot fudge sundaes...or if you want the right answer, I think it's the fear of long words.

9.  Lachanophobia?
Fear of Spanish translations of Charlie Chan stories.

10. Uranophobia?
Fear of an exit being used as an entrance.

11.  Levophobia?
Fear of levity.  I am convinced several of my former teachers had extreme cases of this.

12. Make up your own phobia word and explain what you are afraid of.
Bromopedophobia: fear of my son's stinky feet.  Though I contend if you've ever touched his socks AFTER he washed them and had your hands come away stinking of teenage boy footrot it's not a fear anyone would consider irrational.  I believe I have a new form of bio-terrorism in my own home.


just jane said...

I have a real fear...a fear of the mail. I have had it for years and it is irrational and I have no idea if it has a name. I call it terrifying!

I will make up a phobia, though, just for fun. Rigidphobia...The fear of people who insist on paying with exact change, and using coupons, then going over the receipt while still in line at the grocery store.

G-Man said...

Memeophobia....Ain't it obvious?

Anonymous said...

Liiimmmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeee (she whined) I had to go look each of those up.

I have phobiliaphobia - an irrational fear of not knowing the definition of a phobia.

Beach Bum said...

What about clowns? I swear they terrify me and if one ever gets within arms distance I'd probably go ballistic.

Jamie said...

There is a special horrific odor associated with teen age males that could probably be used for shark repellant.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

The Charlie Chan one had me giggling!

silly rabbit said...

Ha! My brain read "Charlie Sheen" instead of "Charlie Chan"! That pretty much set my phobia... Sheenophobia!

S said...

kinda seems like steve wrote this...

misticblu said...

LOL @ #10

From Gary Larson of Far Side fame: Luposlipaphobia: fear of being chased by a wolf around table while wearing socks on a freshly waxed floor.
That still gets me.

Mimi Lenox said...

Thank you for the kind words. It is good to be hitting my stride again in the blogosphere instead of tumbling on the road. I shall meme on.


I remember the gym class gymnastics routines for Physical Fitness Week (or something like that) I was not bad at gymnastics...but only because I was so skinny I could hang forever and ever and ever from that bar thingy. People thought, "Will she ever come down from there?"
Little did they know I was taking a nap to avoid running laps.

Mimi Lenox said...

Giggling at #10...ha!