Friday, May 13, 2005

Friday the 13th

Class, the word for the day is triskaidekaphobia. It means "fear of the number 13", and is usually used in specific reference to a fear of Friday the 13th. Today is Friday the 13th. Good luck.

2 comments:

doug said...

i'm one of those - no 13th row on an airplane, no 13th floor or 13th room in a hotel...nope, no way, no thanks. And I have no idea why. Yet, today doesn't really scare me all that much.

Scott said...

That was the word that tripped me up in my 5th grade spelling bee.

A subcategory is paraskavedekatriaphobia, which is fear of Friday the 13th.