Friday, July 13, 2007

Fun with phobias

Today is Friday the 13th. Duhn duhn duhn dunh!

Then again, considering that the world did not end on June 6, 2006 - nor on July 7, 2007 - I don't think any of us really should be worrying about a measly little superstition like Friday the 13th.

However, this provides a great opportunity to highlight what is, in my humble opinion, one of the funniest and most ridiculous words in the English language. That word is, of course, p
araskavedekatriaphobia - an irrational and morbid fear of Friday the 13th. Incidentally, paraskavedekatriaphobia is actually a specialized form of triskaidekaphobia, the fear of the number 13 in general.

Don't you feel educated?

1 comment:

Kate said...

Yes -- yes I do. I feel incredibly educated now. Thanks for expanding my vocab! :)