The first one is ergophobia. What it is? Its a fear of or aversion to work. Hehehe. I wonder if Juan Tamad was born with this phobia. I can only assume that since the list actually came from a reputable institution (Merriam-Webster), then, it is a legitimate and scientific one. I wonder if there are any doctors around who'd make this diagnosis on me so I can file a leave of absence from work...
Can't work today, experiencing ergophobia since yesterday. Please see attached medical certificate from my physician.
The next one is taphephobia. Do you guys have any idea what this is? After I give you the description of this phobia, you'll realize how stupid this phobia is. Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive. Hehehe. Who in this world is not afraid of being buried alive?!?! :-)
Word history: The Greek word taphē means burial or grave. Bonus points: You can see the same Greek root in the English word epitaph (an inscription on a tomb).
And finally, phobophobia. I have this feeling you already have an idea what this is: phobophobia is the excessive fear of acquiring a phobia. From the Web site itself: "When there's nothing left to fear but fear itself, this word is the perfect double whammy of the Greek word for fear."
Got to go guys, need to secure that medical certificate. Have a great week ahead.