Paraskevidekatriaphobics β people afflicted with a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th
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.
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 β and was never seen or heard from again.
wow now thats a word lol
why such a long name lol!
Quoting Hannahsmommy816:why such a long name lol!
Quoting Bradensmommy719:Pagans say 13 as lucky as there are 13 full moon's a year. :-)
Quoting Gabbysmom615: wow now thats a word lol
That's funny and I'm def. not one!! I LOVE Friday the 13th!!
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