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Paraskevidekatriaphobics (LOL I didn't even know this word existed)

Posted by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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Paraskevidekatriaphobics — people afflicted with a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th

by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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aneela
by 80sTardisGirl4Gore on Sep. 13, 2013 at 4:59 PM

http://urbanlegends.about.com/cs/historical/a/friday_the_13th.htm

aneela
by 80sTardisGirl4Gore on Sep. 13, 2013 at 5:01 PM


LEGEND HAS IT: If 13 people sit down to dinner together, one will die within the year. The Turks so disliked the number 13 that it was practically expunged from their vocabulary (Brewer, 1894). Many cities do not have a 13th Street or a 13th Avenue. Many buildings don't have a 13th floor. If you have 13 letters in your name, you will have the devil's luck (Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Theodore Bundy and Albert De Salvo all have 13 letters in their names). There are 13 witches in a coven.

aneela
by 80sTardisGirl4Gore on Sep. 13, 2013 at 5:02 PM


LEGEND HAS IT: Never change your bed on Friday; it will bring bad dreams. If you cut your nails on Friday, you cut them for sorrow. Don't start a trip on Friday or you will encounter misfortune. Ships that set sail on a Friday will have bad luck, as in the tale of H.M.S. Friday. One hundred years ago, the British government sought to quell the longstanding superstition among seamen that setting sail on Fridays was unlucky. A special ship was commissioned and given the name "H.M.S. Friday." They laid her keel on a Friday, launched her on a Friday, selected her crew on a Friday, and hired a man named Jim Friday to be her captain. To top it off, H.M.S. Friday embarked on her maiden voyage on a Friday — and was never seen or heard from again.

Gabbysmom615
by Kira on Sep. 13, 2013 at 5:32 PM

 wow now thats a word lol

Bradensmommy719
by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 5:34 PM
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Pagans say 13 as lucky as there are 13 full moon's a year. :-)
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Hannahsmommy816
by Platinum Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 5:34 PM

why such a long name lol!

aneela
by 80sTardisGirl4Gore on Sep. 13, 2013 at 5:36 PM
I know right lol

Quoting Hannahsmommy816:

why such a long name lol!

aneela
by 80sTardisGirl4Gore on Sep. 13, 2013 at 5:37 PM
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There was another story on the site about how there are 13 menstrual cycles in a year or something lol

Quoting Bradensmommy719:

Pagans say 13 as lucky as there are 13 full moon's a year. :-)
aneela
by 80sTardisGirl4Gore on Sep. 13, 2013 at 5:37 PM
Yep lol i had to try it a few times to say it lol

Quoting Gabbysmom615:

 wow now thats a word lol

ablackdolphin
by Platinum Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 5:57 PM

That's funny and I'm def. not one!! I LOVE Friday the 13th!!

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