Interesting article in the TORYGRAPH on Friday about some weird and wonderful phobias, from an article in the NEW SCIENTIST. HIPPOPTOMONSTROUSESQUIPPEDALIOPHOBIA - Fear of long words ! (The short version is SESQUIPPEDALIOPHOBIA) ZEMMIPHOBIA - Fear of the Great Mole Rat. ALEKTOROPHOBIA - Fear of chickens. LUTRAPHOBIA - Fear of Otters. PENTHERAPHOBIA - Fear of your Mother in Law (Think most of us have had this one). PTERONOPHOBIA - Fear of being tickle with feathers. Now the human mind is a weird thing, that contains all our hopes, fears, etc, but fear of the Great Mole Rat - must be a very localised phobia? I used to suffer from CRUSHERPHOBIA in my youth - fear of being nicked by the Patrol for being in a confused state in various places around the globe. NORTHEATERPHOBIA - self-explanatory, usually a result of an attack of CRUSHERPHOBIA. Anyone else admit to having a phobia ??