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Happy Friday the 13th!

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Having been born on the thirteenth (of a different month) I’ve always had an affinity for what many feel is an unlucky date.  When the 13th also happens to fall on a Friday… that’s even better.  Hey, it’s the 13 AND it’s the end of the work week.

So, for those of you who are a little anxious today, I’ll distract you with some vocabulary fun:

Triskaidekaphobia – Fear of the number thirteen (not to be confused with Trichopathophobia, the fear of hair)
Paraskavedekatriaphobia – Fear of Friday the Thirteenth

Hmm… I wonder if paraskavedkatriaphilia is a word?

2 replies on “Happy Friday the 13th!”

People in China think "4" is an unlucky figure,because its pronounciation /si:/ sounds like a "die" in chinese."14",which sounds like "wanna die", is also unlucky.
Even some tall buildings and elevators have no Floor 4 and 14.

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