Parkway Rest Stop reader â€œBillâ€ was kind enough to email me the fancy shmancy, multi-syllabic, scientific names of our pal Jimboâ€™s most notorious phobias, so I thought Iâ€™d share them with all of you. Because PRS should be, if anything, a learning experience.
Thereâ€™s â€œBatrachophobia,â€ the fear of crabs, which Jimbo wrote about here. Of course thereâ€™s the â€œHerpetophobia,â€ a paralyzing fear of alligators, and reptiles in general, which many of you love terrorizing Jimbo with (hereâ€™s the â€œConfessionâ€ that started it all). And then there is â€œCoulrophobia,â€ an innate fear of clowns, although, he has made it abundantly clear that he does not fear clowns…he just hates them.
Bill also mentioned â€œChaetophobia,â€ a fear of hair, which, we all know, Hairboy does not have. However, I got to thinking, after I saw this Photoshopped piÃ¨ce de rÃ©sistanceâ€¦
â€¦Jimbo may, actually, develop a serious case of the â€œChaetophobiaâ€…not to mention, a serious case of the Irreparably Shriveled Stindeens…when he sees this.
Update! To satisfy my own curiosity, I went and had a look-see at a website called The Phobia List and found another bizarre neurosis, worth mentioning, which our pal Jimbo definitely doesnâ€™t have: â€œArachibutyrophobia,â€ the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of ones mouth.
Wow, another exciting example of how posts can sometimes just write themselves.