Friday, June 13, 2014

It's not just superstition!

Well here we are, another Friday 13th. Which in times past I've posted a post with a clipping from the local newspaper here.  I had it hanging on my desk for years, but I've gotten rid of pretty much everything now. With the exception of some new artwork from my niece and the kiddos school photos.  So this time I've found something more interesting for you.  Hope you enjoy.  Just FYI don't go camping at the lake or anything!  Just sayin! So here we go check out this Friday 13th!

Real fear

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The fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia - "Frigg" is the Norse goddess whom Friday is named after and "triskaidekaphobia" means the fear of "13". It's also known as paraskevidekatriaphobia, partly from the Greek word Friday. It is a real fear - some people who have this disorder are even too afraid to say the words “Friday the 13th”. Others avoid flying on a plane, going to work, or even getting out of bed. According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, millions of Americans are afraid of Friday the 13th. Symptoms of this fear range from mild anxiety and a nagging sense of doom to full-blown panic attacks.

Hang in there!


  1. HoLy HeLL....That's one hell of a word..,...I can't ven pronounce it really!!!! That's amazing, I am soooo glad I don't suffer from this problem!!

  2. I plan on staying home drinking Debosas and reading the trashy book Fifty Shades of Grey. Unless Christian comes to life and ties me up and starts performing some S&M on me, I think I'm safe. Wait, that might be a GREAT Friday the 13th!!!!!!!

  3. And isn't "triscuitaphobia" fear of snack crackers?
    Can't be too careful.
    Have a pretzel, instead.

    1. Nice one, Al! I guess 'wheatthinaphobia' might be fear of Sandy Duncan?


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