: There are people in this world who detest the idea of a bath or washing in general.
Little Mouse's big This story explores Little Mouse's fears--or book of fears--Emily are they Emily Gravett's?-from ablutophobia
Gravett (fear of bathing) to clinophobia (fear of going to bed).
There are actually hundreds of named phobias ranging from Ablutophobia
(irrational fear of washing or bathing) to Zoophobia (fear of animals).
It's just one of a list of bizarre terrors ranging from washing - ablutophobia
- to the modern nightmare of nomophobia - not getting a mobile phone signal.
Of course, this is a populist survey designed to attract publicity, and doesn't tackle the full gamut of phobias, that stretch in their hundreds from ablutophobia
(fear of washing or bathing) to zoophobia (fear of animals).
It covers anything from ablutophobia
(scared of bathing), octophobia (the figure 8) to zemmiphobia (the great mole rat).
Frederick the Great was so terrified of water (hydrophobia) and washing or bathing (ablutophobia
) that he could not wash himself with water.
Growing hollow-eyed and fidgety in Heisler's increasingly wacky perf, Edna shrinks into her skin and develops ablutophobia
, the fear of bathing.
is the fear of washing oneself, which just happens to be one of the big activities in the bathroom.
Well pardon me if I find nomophobia about as unusual as ablutophobia
(fear of washing) or Walloonophobia (fear of Walloons) and a whole lot more strange fears you can find on www.phobialist.com But I come from a generation when to make a private phone call to a girlfriend meant going to the red box on the corner and feeding four old pennies into the slot.