Friday, March 13, 2009

Paraskevidekatriaphobia/triskaidekaphobia--you suffer from it?

Harry Callahan:

"I know what you're thinking. 'Did he fire six shots or only five?' Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?"

Well, I hope you don't cross Harry Callahan might not be so lucky. "Paraskevidekatriaphobia" is the fear of "Friday the 13th" and "triskaidekaphobia" is the fear of things associated with the "number thirteen". If you can pronounce either one, you have no fear of either.

Otherwise, avoid all unlucky things associated with this day...stay home and watch the Barney Channel.

As the Skeptic's Dictionary stated:

"Is Friday the 13th a particularly unlucky day? It could be, if you believe it is. Just as some prophecies are self-fulfilling, some beliefs are self-validating."

Friday the 13th

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