Friday, September 13, 2013

Paraskavedekatriaphobic? Or Triskaidekaphobic?

Dear Diary:

AHA!!  Today will be bringing a lot of angst to the paraskavedekatriaphobics of all our worlds.

Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th [not the movie] and is considered to be one of the most widespread fears.  Some business people will not do transactions on this day.  Travel plans usually aren't made.  Dr. Donald Dossey is said to tell his patients, "Paraskevidekatriaphobia - when you learn to pronounce it, you're cured."

Last year the 13th landed on a Friday 3 times, each being 13 weeks apart.  Today was the first  in 2013 and another Friday the 13th is coming in December.

The term triskaidekaphobia, is the fear of the number 13 no matter where it is - any day on the calendar; the number of people sitting at a table; or hanging on a wall *smile*.  A lot of hotels skip the 13th floor as many clientele wouldn't stay there.

Nope...not phobic about either one of them.

What??? Me worry???

Good Night for now.

13: Miasnow Wall Hanging (SL Marketplace)