Rural Missouri - October 2013 - (Page 42)

GOT PHOBIA? Nearly everyone does. B uddy Bear says cucurbitophobia stops him from enjoying October sometimes. So from which phobia does he suffer? Sadly, Buddy has a fear of pumpkins. That’s why he hasn’t ever been able to carve a jack-o’-lantern for Halloween! Nearly everyone has a fear of something. Many people suffer from arachnophobia (fear of spiders), aviophobia (fear of flying) and hemophobia (fear of blood). But there are many phobias that you might not have heard of before, such as peladophobia (fear of bald people) or arachibutyrophobia (fear of peanut butter getting stuck to the roof of your mouth). Silly, huh? Well, maybe not if you’re really scared of those things. Now, without looking online or using a dictionary, try to match these phobias up with the correct definition. Hope you don’t have logophobics (an obsessive fear of words), or this might be difficult! The answers can be found below. Don’t look until you’ve tried to figure them out on your own! T ry your hand at my monthly word watch. It’s easy. I’ll list three words for you to find. Read the stories in Rural Missouri and look for the words. When you find them, send me a note telling me the stories where you found the words, what each word means as it’s used in the story and your age. If you get all the words right, your name goes into a drawing to win one of our Buddy Bear drawstring backpacks! We’ll pick up to five winners each month. Send your answers to: 1) Those tunes terrify me! My fear is . . . ablutophobia 2) I’m NOT eating those! My fear is . . . achluophobia 3) There’s nothing I can eat. My fear is . . . algophobia 4) Not THAT number! My fear is . . . apiphobia 5) I can’t speak to your club! My fear is . . . cibophobia 6) Ouch! My fear is . . . cleisiophobia 7) I can’t see anything! My fear is . . . dromophobia Kids, please wait a month before re-entering — and parents, this is only for kids up to age 15. Entries must be written by the youth, please. 8) Unlock the door! My fear is . . . glossophobia Can you find this month’s words? 9) I am unable to cross the road. My fear is . . . hypnophobia luff, grotesque and terminus 10) Counting sheep isn’t helping! My fear is . . . lachanophobia 11) Buzz, buzz, go away! My fear is . . . melophobia 12) No bath for me! My fear is . . . triskaidekaphobia ANSWERS: 1) melophobia, the fear of music; 2) lachanophobia, a fear of vegetables; 3) cibophobia, a deep fear or hatred of food; 4) triskaidekaphobia, the fear of the number 13; 5) glossophobia, the fear of public speaking; 6) algophobia, the fear of pain; 7) achluophobia, the fear of the dark; 8) cleisiophobia, the fear of being trapped in a confined space; 9) dromophobia, the fear of crossing streets; 10) hypnophobia, the fear of falling asleep; 11) apiphobia, a fear of bees; and 12) ablutophobia, the fear of washing or bathing. Do you know a youth, age 15 or under, who’s doing something cool as a hobby or little business? Tell us about them! Send your e-mail to You might see them on a future Just4Kids page. 42 WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP Buddy Bear’s Word Watch P. O. Box 1645 Jefferson City, MO 65102 Entries must be received by Oct. 10. Congratulations to last month’s winners! Virginia Nolt, Alicia Flowers, Joseph Downen, Zeph Macomber and Chloe Wood What phobia would make a grave diggers job difficult? Coimetrophobia — the fear of cemeteries. http://WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - October 2013

Rural Missouri - October 2013
Schooled on sailing
A deer dilemma
Therapy for the heart & soul
Out of the Way Eats
Gone RVing
Charge of the Iron Brigade
Hearth and Home
Underwater fun
Around Missouri

Rural Missouri - October 2013