The fear that somehow, somewhere, a duck is watching you.

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16 May 2017, 5:25 pm

Anatidaephobia is the fear that somehow, somewhere, a duck is watching you.



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17 May 2017, 6:09 pm

wha?? :o and all this time I thought it was called "triskaduckaphobia." :mrgreen:



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17 May 2017, 7:34 pm

I'd only be afraid of a duck watching me if it was spying on me for the government.


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17 May 2017, 7:44 pm

i'd only be afraid of it if it stung like a bee. :o



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18 May 2017, 12:00 pm

That's from a Far Side comic. If Gary Larson hadn't explained in one of his books that anatidae is the scientific name for duck, I would have been completely confused like most of his reader must have been.



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18 May 2017, 4:18 pm

I think his syndicator wanted more people to understand it than he did.



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18 May 2017, 10:50 pm

There was another one in The Far Side called "Luposlipophobia". It's the fear of being chased around a dining room table by wolves while wearing new socks on a freshly waxed floor. :)



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18 May 2017, 10:51 pm

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18 May 2017, 10:56 pm

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18 May 2017, 11:26 pm

I have a mating trio(!) of ducks near my back yard. They like to stare at me. Should I be worried? :P



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18 May 2017, 11:38 pm

mebbe if they were geese in disguise as ducks, or if they had weapons hidden in their feathers. ;)



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18 May 2017, 11:40 pm

Fear of the duck, fear of the duck...I have the constant fear that one is near.
Fear of the duck, fear of the duck
I have a phobia the duck is always there.....

I really, just couldn't resist.



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18 May 2017, 11:56 pm

there are timberwolves out where I live, so i'm glad I have carpeted floor under the kitchen table so I can't slip...



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19 May 2017, 8:55 am

Not entirely irrational, as ducks can bite-and geese can, too.



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19 May 2017, 1:28 pm

What do you call it when you know your guinea pig is always watching you when it's possible for him to see you from his cage & it makes you kinda uncomfortable :?:


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Oh, you can't help that, said the Cat: we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.
How do you know I'm mad? said Alice.
You must be, said the Cat, or you wouldn't have come here.