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75 Responses to 6 Absurd Phobias and the People Who Have Them

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 11:03 am
    Link: 6 Absurd Phobias and the People Who Have Them - I`m not going to say which phobia on this list is valid, but I think all I-A-B regulars agree it`s on our ``hated list.``
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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 11:04 am
    And that phobia is ...
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    habbazoot
    2132 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 11:39 am
    they forgot the "fear of the pope", forgot what it was, though
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    habbazoot
    2132 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 11:40 am
    i meant for got what the word was
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    murrymalty Female 18-29
    2676 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 12:33 pm
    theres a phobia of peas
    and yeh, clowns can b weird
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    specialque Female 13-17
    513 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 12:35 pm
    haha on maury there was this girl who was scared of pickles fear of bright lights?
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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    July 7, 2008 at 12:36 pm
    I`m pretty sure I have chiclephobia.

    I. Hate. Chewing Gum.

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    m0527j3 Female 18-29
    243 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 12:36 pm
    I am SO SCARED of clowns!
    I got to those pictures and I covered my head and freaked out.
    Ha ha.
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    shivarama Male 13-17
    327 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 12:38 pm
    habbazoot the phobia is called Papaphobia

    i googled list of phobias :)

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    Ghostofme16 Female 18-29
    387 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 12:45 pm
    Im good on that list... I dont mind clows...
    but I have Metamfiezomaiophobia... yup.. fear of MIMES omfg
    Also

    mild pupaphobia since im only scared of sock puppets

    agateophobia, im scared of being or becoming insane...

    anuptaphobia.... im scared I`ll always be single...


    but the worst phobia is Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
    FEAR OF LONG WORDS
    lololol
    thank god I dont have that

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    BoNe_Juggalo Male 13-17
    352 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 12:46 pm
    ICP!!! WHOOP WHOOP MMFWCL 4 LYFE!!!
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    marchhare123 Male 30-39
    547 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 12:47 pm
    I have a phobia that I am bored will just become I am cracked!!
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    msdenee Female 18-29
    240 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 12:48 pm
    I suffer from Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia - say that fast 3 times.
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    D4N1 Female 13-17
    54 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 12:49 pm
    Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia actually mean the fear of long words? That`s just mean.

    Anyways, OMG OMG did you see those clowns!?!?! I almost cried...I didn`t even look at the rest of the phobias, once I saw the clown I was all "AHH!!!" *exits*

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    Turnshroud Female 18-29
    4230 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 12:52 pm
    Hehe...I don`t have a fear *Get`s p[ummeled for the hehe part)
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    smartbomb314 Male 13-17
    1220 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 12:52 pm
    another cruel phobia:

    aibophobia, its the fear of palindromes (think about it)

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    HuskysTiger Male 18-29
    630 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 12:57 pm
    Acrophobia for me, as far as being on the edge of something high. It even got me scared when I was watching this movie and this girl was standing on the edge of the roof of a building, and I thought she would fall off at any moment. But she didn`t. Not till another scene.
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    HuskysTiger Male 18-29
    630 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 12:58 pm
    that`s almost a palindrome :p
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    msdenee Female 18-29
    240 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 1:00 pm
    Wouldn`t it suck to have Genophobia - the fear of sex.
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    JDeppfan321 Female 13-17
    19 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 1:03 pm
    LOL I knew Johnny was scared of clowns but Diddy? That`s hilarious.
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    girlwithnin Female 18-29
    39 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 1:04 pm
    Anyone know what the fear of hummingbirds is? I got that....

    BoNe_Juggalo

    WHOOP! WHOOP! Wicked clowns will never die!
    MCL!

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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2960 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 1:08 pm
    Well as long as the juggalo`s are going to think an offhand mention of ICP is worthy of pulling out the face paint, I`ll deem it worthy of starting a bunch of bitching.

    ICP sucks.

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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
    3299 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 1:12 pm
    haha fear of butterflies... what can the possibly do???
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    hooray4hazel Female 13-17
    255 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 1:16 pm
    8D ihatebutterflies.com
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    alice_x Female 18-29
    5143 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 1:19 pm
    urghhhh...clowns.. :(
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    raph Male 13-17
    230 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 1:26 pm
    Nope.
    Best. Phobia. Ever.
    The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth - Arachibutyrophobia.
    WIN.
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    Painter13 Male 40-49
    1370 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 1:29 pm
    Fear of Carrot top seems like a legit phobia, also fear of Jolie, she seems like a walking petrie dish, enough to send germaphobes into a seizure.
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    CJ-Boy-2010 Male 13-17
    384 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 1:37 pm
    acrophobia and cynophobia for me.
    The picture for Chromophobia was very catchy, I stared at it for a good 5 minutes.

    And from pictures I`ve seen, I might have been a coulrophobic as a kid.

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    radar2434 Male 13-17
    230 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 1:40 pm
    "but I think all I-A-B regulars agree it`s on our "hated list." Lol, I was assuming sunlight, or "the outdoors" was going to be on there.
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    SyXxlunatic Male 13-17
    177 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 1:45 pm
    CLOWNS!!

    .......Sorry if anyone reading this is affected by this image. All Rights Reserved.-ConFed Central
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    itsallfake Male 30-39
    476 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 1:46 pm
    Firstly, "scary" clowns don`t affect me, real clowns do. The pic of JW Gacey gave me chills. Thinking about it gives me the chills... I`m not freaked out or scared, but i do get the heebie jeebies around male clowns. Female clowns are OK, male clowns have this evil to them. And F*CK Fancy, don`t post Sh*t like that second comment... that is just creepy... As for the rest of that stuff, if you have a fear of it, fine. I also have a fear of the ocean, thanks to my parents letting me watch jaws as a 3 year old... way to go mom! I try to overcome my fears, like the open water and eaten by sharks fear... whatever that`s called. i LOVE watchingn sharks in an aquarium or on TV or even from a boat... just open water seems to freak me out...
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    rubored Male 18-29
    165 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 1:54 pm
    Be back in a bit folks.

    I`m off to send Oprah some chiclets.

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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2423 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 2:06 pm
    Clowns=creepy
    Clowns in gutter saying "want a ballon Georgie?"=OMFG I just pissed my pants.
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    Howler81 Male 30-39
    321 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 2:12 pm
    SPOILER IS BAD! Don`t read to the very end of the page if you haven`t seen the new Shyamalan. It spoils the twist. Grrr.... :( I was going to wait and rent it.
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    limphotdog Female 18-29
    673 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 2:22 pm
    Some of those are pretty ridic. I know quite a few people who are afraid of clowns and it`s pretty ridiculous. Then again, I`m afraid of elevators. Hmph.
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    LemonTarte Female 18-29
    1441 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 2:23 pm
    Butterflies bother me too.
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7936 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 2:25 pm
    Billy Bob as a chromophobe. It makes so much sense.

    Lepidopterophobia- I have that. I hate those flying messengers from satan. Damn butterflies

    Coulrophobia- I like clowns. Especially if they get hurt.
    Chiclephobia- Got to love the name.
    Eisoptrophobia- Never thought Pamela would be the one to have that.
    Botanophobia- im afraid of eating plants. Does that count?


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    meganfallen Female 18-29
    195 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 2:34 pm
    I am flipping terrified of clowns. They always have that same unmoving smiley expression and "It" is the whole reason I`m terried of them.
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    NicoNico Female 18-29
    444 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 2:51 pm
    Erk, that second post. I think it made me into a coulrophobic.

    Mine:
    Acrophobia - especially the falling part
    Telephonophobia - what? when I say email me, you`d better not fcuking call.
    Escalaphobia - escalators, and a search on that cemented my fear
    Clautophobia - this is actually fear of elevators
    Those last two suck because I`m disabled and need to use one or the other to get around. Seriously, I`ll often scoot down stairs on my ass rather than take an escalator.

    They all seem reasonable to me. :-)

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    habbazoot
    2132 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 3:03 pm
    SyXxlunatic WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU? I ALMOST FELL OVER AND DIED!and im not even afraid of clowns. or needles...or the pope...im not afraid of anything! well unless im about to be murdered, or anything that will cause severe pain or death
  41. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
    5387 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 3:10 pm
    My wife has arachnophobia, but in her defense we have huge arse wolf spiders here.
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    Akurei-Inu Female 13-17
    91 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 3:49 pm
    I have Escalaphobia, Stuiped elscalators freak me out.
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    Shellie84 Female 18-29
    4198 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 3:54 pm
    Yeah, I got arachnophobia. When you live in a country where damn spiders grow as big as your head, jump at you, hide underground under little trapdoors in the grass waiting to attack you or hide in your boots thus biting you when you put your foot in - I think my fear is justified
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    eeeriddler08 Female 13-17
    376 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 4:21 pm
    haha im afraid of clowns. and mirrors. noty my reflection...just mirrors
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    obesepig Female 13-17
    506 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 4:33 pm
    Phobaphobia... fear of fears. And if you had Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia or aibohphobia, if you tried to tell a doctor or something what you had, you`be be like, "Well, I have Hippopoto... AHHH!!! Sorry... sorry... I scared myself!" And I have Acrophobia (fear of heights), Apiphobia (fear of bees) and I don`t know the name but I`m scared of lepers.
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    xxkangrixx Male 18-29
    306 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 4:34 pm
    smartbomb314....aibophobia isn`t a plaindrome...unless it`s spelled aibohphobia.

    and who else is tempted to register on the IHatebutterflies.com forums and post like 3 pictures of butterflies?

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    obesepig Female 13-17
    506 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 4:37 pm
    Here`s a complete list: http://www.phobias-help.com/complete_lis...
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    risingflamez Female 13-17
    649 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 5:14 pm
    well, im horrified of parasites.. ewwhie

    i can not stand a conversation about them ewh. then i get all itchy

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    millamopico Female 18-29
    122 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 6:06 pm
    i hate butterflies.
    their hairy bodies freak me out.
    And that Spongebob episode...
  50. Profile photo of slepre
    slepre Female 18-29
    310 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 7:03 pm
    i dont mind seeing a picture of a butterfly i think there actualy pretty to look at but if i see a real one i freak becuase idk there like insects which i hate

    and i have an extremmly odd phobia thats way weirder then any of those

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    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 7:33 pm
    Am I the only one with aquaphobia?
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    joeyhndc Male 18-29
    332 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 7:33 pm
    Bathophobia, the fear of depth. I get very uncomfortable swimming where I can`t see the bottom.

    Acrophobia but only on the edge of a high place. I guess the two are kinda related.

    Also, millipedes and centipedes, but especially the millipedes.

  53. Profile photo of joeyhndc
    joeyhndc Male 18-29
    332 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 7:36 pm
    From my psych textbook:

    Most common fears:
    1: Public speaking
    2: Using a toilet outside the home
    3: Writing while someone else watches

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    jolindie Female 18-29
    100 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 7:37 pm
    i used to freak out every time i saw inkblots...i`d always see completely evil things in them. haven`t looked at them in a grip though so i dunno if that subsided.
    also bird feet terrify me.
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    jolindie Female 18-29
    100 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 7:41 pm
    and i can understand the fear of bright colors. it`s probably not so much fear as just overstimulation and thus increase in heart rate, and so on. i often find just a normal environment too much.
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    Dylan5121 Male 13-17
    955 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 8:14 pm
    lol i just watched the happening
  57. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
    4198 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 8:24 pm
    "Bathophobia, the fear of depth. I get very uncomfortable swimming where I can`t see the bottom."

    I get like that. I never go to the beach, and if I do I never go in the water because it makes me uncomfortable if I can`t touch the ground. Same with pools.

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    ambercooper Female 18-29
    309 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 9:43 pm
    I am terrified of single strands of wet hair sticking to me...*shudder*
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    tourettes Male 18-29
    957 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 11:00 pm
    Wow I have none of these phobias. I don`t really like looking at myself in a mirror, reflection, photo, or video; but it isn`t a full blown fear or phobia. Freaking Pamela of all people having that phobia is beyond me. I always imagined herself checking out her own boobs! Whoever has most of these phobias isn`t fully human. Oprah has a good show but I always knew she was a nutcase, somehow.

    TOM CRUISE SUCKS!

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    joeyhndc Male 18-29
    332 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 11:32 pm
    "I get like that. I never go to the beach, and if I do I never go in the water because it makes me uncomfortable if I can`t touch the ground. Same with pools."

    That`s the weird thing about me, I like swimming and diving, and deep pools are fine because I can see the bottom, but even slightly offshore in a murky lake and I wimp out.

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    ladycroft218 Female 18-29
    90 posts
    July 7, 2008 at 11:45 pm
    As far as these silly phobias...or any phobias actually, most of the time people aren`t even actually afraid of the actual object but a bad experience, memory or stigma about the object. Psychologists usually treat phobias by introducing them and making the person understand that its not just the bad feelings they are feeling that are associated with the object.
    So it`s actually understandable I don`t think they are really all that obsurd.
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    handsomefag Male 18-29
    296 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 2:21 am
    YES OTHERS HATE BUTTEFLIRES TOO :D
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    heavenly15 Female 13-17
    965 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 3:50 am
    My friend has Lepidopterophobia. Haha, we love making her look at pics of butterflies. :-P I think she`ll be happy now that I tell her it`s an actual phobia and it`s not just her that has it.
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    waath1 Male 18-29
    438 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 5:08 am
    Ewww The Happening.
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    elantris Female 18-29
    3 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 6:11 am
    Clowns are evil.
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    elantris Female 18-29
    3 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 6:14 am
    Also dummies freak me out, though I love ventriloquists, which makes no sense at all.
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    luckyse7en Male 13-17
    2400 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 7:09 am
    Creepy Clowns :( I hate the pics they put on that part. >_>
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    mbor Male 30-39
    269 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 10:29 am
    I thought the fear of long words was hyperpolysyllabicsesquipadeliaphobia.

    I cringe when I see a needle penetrating skin, but I don`t think I am trypannophobic. I do think though, that I am apiphobic.

    People who are afraid of balloons are probably ligyrophobic, that is, afraid of loud noises, especially when sudden. I am like that (only with balloons, though). And I think I am a little astraphobic too.

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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4683 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 11:33 am
    I have noseybonkphobia... He scares the crap out of me.
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    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2066 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 12:03 pm
    The butterfly one really isn`t that bad....I mean, did you see that first picture? Geez, even I would hate to be in the middle of that.

    But I`m not afraid of butterflies, I`ll tell `ya that.

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    xScalawag Female 18-29
    195 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 12:44 pm
    Ferns scare me =[ The little spores on the bottom of the leaves freak me out!
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    firefliet Female 18-29
    1233 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 2:22 pm
    i-am-cracked.com

    >.>

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    seetheidiot Female 13-17
    81 posts
    July 8, 2008 at 2:42 pm
    im scared of butterflies
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    Pandasims Female 18-29
    504 posts
    July 9, 2008 at 5:39 am
    isnt there a phobia of phobias?
    i like Ephebiphobia - Fear of teenagers...heehee..and Genuphobia - Fear of knees...lol
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    NicoNico Female 18-29
    444 posts
    August 17, 2008 at 1:10 am
    Erk, that second post. I think it made me into a coulrophobic.

    Mine:
    Acrophobia - especially the falling part
    Telephonophobia - what? when I say email me, you`d better not fcuking call.
    Escalaphobia - escalators, and a search on that cemented my fear
    Clautophobia - this is actually fear of elevators
    Those last two suck because I`m disabled and need to use one or the other to get around. Seriously, I`ll often scoot down stairs on my ass rather than take an escalator.

    They all seem reasonable to me. :-)

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