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#204197 - 01/13/12 10:27 AM friggatriskaidekaphobia
Jackie Offline
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Say what?! This was a lead-in to an on-line article today, which further into it "explains": The illness Is called friggatriskaidekaphobia. (We couldn’t make that up.)

Thanks to tsuwm for getting me to learn this word--the real one, that is.

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#204206 - 01/13/12 07:39 PM Re: friggatriskaidekaphobia [Re: Jackie]
zmjezhd Offline
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friggatriskaidekaphobia

I've always preferred paraskevatriskaidekaphobia.
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#204207 - 01/13/12 08:31 PM Re: friggatriskaidekaphobia [Re: Jackie]
Candy Offline
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....well then you'll be please to hear in 13 more weeks it comes around again.

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#204218 - 01/14/12 07:53 AM Re: friggatriskaidekaphobia [Re: zmjezhd]
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Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
friggatriskaidekaphobia

I've always preferred paraskevatriskaidekaphobia.



Right. Let's keep our phobiae free from non-Hellenic roots.

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#204219 - 01/14/12 07:59 AM Re: friggatriskaidekaphobia [Re: Faldage]
zmjezhd Offline
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Right. Let's keep our phobiae free from non-Hellenic roots.

Not quite. I just prefer the sound of it. No accounting for taste. It was also the first term for it I ran across. It is nice to have polysyllabic synonyms, though.
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#204220 - 01/14/12 08:28 AM Re: friggatriskaidekaphobia [Re: zmjezhd]
BranShea Offline
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"Frigga-triska-ideka-phobia is an unreasonable fear of Friday-the-Thirteenth."

What would be a reasonable fear in this case...

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#204223 - 01/14/12 10:14 PM Re: friggatriskaidekaphobia [Re: Jackie]
Jackie Offline
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Ha!

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