pogonophobia


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pogonophobia

Morbid fear of beards.
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'There seems to be a constant stream of negative stories about beards that suggest it's more about pogonophobia than anything else.'
The more unusual and humorous ones (though I don't suppose they're particularly funny to those suffering from them...) include a fear of knowledge (epistemophobia), knees (genuphobia), beards (pogonophobia) and syphilis (syphiliophobia - thought I'd just throw that one in there, make sure you're paying attention).
Other strange phobias include Metrophobia (fear of poetry), Pogonophobia (fear of beards), Rhytiphobia (fear of getting wrinkles), Ergophobia (fear of work) and Paraskavadekatriaphobia (fear of Friday the 13th).
In fact, according to Bangor University's senior psychology lecturer, Dr Matthew Kimble, nine per cent of the population suffer from phobias, ranging from wellpublicised arachnophobia - the fear of spiders and claustrophobia - the fear of enclosed spaces, to less wellknown pogonophobia, fear of beards, and even pentheraphobia, the fear of your mother-in-law.
The latest batch, introduced last year, includes scritch (a light sound made by scratching); pogonophobia (a fear of beards) and, bizarrely, throat lozenge, which I thought was already out there.
Pogonophobia - an abnormal fear or dislike of beards - is so rare a term that it does not even appear in the larger Oxford.
Fear of long words is hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia, which is, appropriately, the longest name on the list, and I trust no reader of mine suffers from pogonophobia, which is a fear of beards.
There is actually a medical phobia of hairy-faced men; it's called pogonophobia. I think I might suffer from it.
Perhaps he had pogonophobia - a fear of facial hair?
There have been no complaints about his new facial hair but that hasn't stopped Paxo sounding off on the BBC's website about the Corporation's "pogonophobia".