We’ve all got a little bit of the Dude in us. He’s good for comic relief, but you’ve gotta admit – there are aspects of his life we envy. He’s got good friends, a beautiful rug, and he’s not a bad bowler. The Dude is basically the most chill character ever, but that doesn’t mean he’s without his phobias. His little run-in with the Big Lebowski has probably left him more than a little traumatized.
Urophobia | Fear of Urine or Urinating – Woo takes a piss on Dude’s most prized possession, a rug that just really ties his living room together. To be fair, we’d be bothered by a grown man peeing in our living room, too.
Germanophobia | Fear of Germany or German Culture – The German nihilists give the Dude a lot of shit, to the point of actually threatening to cut off his dick. Um… yeah. We totally get your fear of Germans, Dude.
Dipsophobia | Fear of Drinking – After Treehorn spikes the Dude’s White Russian, he drifts off to dreamland and wakes up in police custody. We can’t imagine he’ll ever be able to enjoy his favorite drink like he used to.
Nomatophobia | Fear of Names – You’re probably a little hung up on your name when you insist on people calling you “Dude.”
Chrometophobia | Fear of Money – All the bullshit Dude puts up with has to do with money. It’s not something he particularly cares about in the beginning, and it’s easy to see why, after it causes so many problems for him.
Telephonophobia | Fear of Telephones – Dude doesn’t handle stressful situations well, and this goes doubly when he’s on the phone. Way to just choke up and let the guys who probably want to kill you know that Walter is helping you. He also constantly ignores the portable phone that Brandt gives him. We get it, though. Phone calls suck.
Apotemnophobia | Fear of Persons with Amputations – Getting a letter with a woman’s toe in it has to be pretty traumatizing. Disagree? Well, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.
Ephebiphobia | Fear of Teenagers – To top off everything the Dude’s been through, he somehow gets his car jacked by some dumb little shithead who left his homework in it.
Iatrophobia | Fear of Doctors – Poor Dude just wants to live his life, but when Maude recommends a doctor to repair his jaw, it turns out she only set up the appointment to see if he’d essentially make a good sperm donor. No way in hell Dude will ever trust a person with “MD” after their name again.
Ponophobia | Fear of Overworking – There’s no way around it – Dude’s lazy. After a few days full of more stress than he’s probably experienced in his whole life, the Stranger asks him to take it easy. With ponophobia being his most prominent fear, we’re pretty sure the Dude abides……..man.
This post was created with the help of Grammarly.
Photo by Joe Polleta.