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#1 Old 10-13-2006, 10:47 AM
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I can't pronounce it, either, but there's no way I wasn't going to post a word like that on VB on Friday the 13th.



It's a fear of Friday the 13th, a specialized form of triskaidekaphobia, the fear of the number 13.



Details here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th

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#2 Old 10-13-2006, 10:50 AM
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I only fear irrational numbers like the square root of 2.
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Nope.



Found this interesting:



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Tetraphobia, fear of the number 4 in China, Japan, and Korea, it is not uncommon for buildings (including offices, apartments, hotels, hospitals, etc.) to have no 4th floor, and sometimes no floor having the digit 4 (14, 41, etc.) at all. Similarly-numbered rooms are also often omitted in any given floors in buildings. It is likewise common to find no block number ending in 4 in residential complexes. The Chinese pronunciation for the words "die" and "four" are identical, save for tone: "Die" and "four," in Mandarin Chinese, are si3 and si4, respectively, and a similar situation occurs in Cantonese.



It's funny how the number 13 is considered to be lucky in Eastern cultures.
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This reminds of something I should have posted in proudest moments thread. I was in a televised academic tournament and the host asked for the definition of triskaidekaphobia. He gave it like half a second before he went on the next question. I buzz in "fear of the number thirteen!" The look on his face was hilarious.



I was only useful for the really obscure questions. Throw a pop culture reference in and I was out of there.
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Every building I've been in with 13+ floors always skips 13. I thought it was silly. I don't fear numbers, they're just numbers
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I only fear irrational numbers like the square root of 2.









I only fear numbers when I have to open my credit card bill..............
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Every building I've been in with 13+ floors always skips 13. I thought it was silly. I don't fear numbers, they're just numbers



very silly.



very very silly.



or when people at the store freak out when their bill comes to $6.66 - like if they purchase those items the devil will jump out of their shopping bag and eat their cookies or something.
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i love the number 13 it is my second favorit number(my fav is 42)
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For me, Friday the Thirteenth usually turns out to be a good day. Yesterday was no exeption. So I actually like Friday the thirteenth.
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I think unlucky and favorite numbers are equally silly. And, I would get horribly confused if buildings skip the 13th floor, I've never seen this before!
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I think unlucky and favorite numbers are equally silly. And, I would get horribly confused if buildings skip the 13th floor, I've never seen this before!



Come to the U.S. and stay in one of our hotels. They're all like that here.

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Was yesterday a bad day? I dont remember.



So it must've been good.



silly.
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#13 Old 10-15-2006, 05:24 AM
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Come to the U.S. and stay in one of our hotels. They're all like that here.



I dont think I've ever been in an hotel with that many floors
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Come to the U.S. and stay in one of our hotels. They're all like that here.



I think US airports don't have a gate 13 either.
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Black 13 is my favorite roulette number. I usually just bet red or black, even or odd though.

Mmmmm....gambling
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no fear of that....but I have a fear of riding in cars. I can never be a passenger. I have to drive no matter what!! I drove myself to the hospital when I went into labor. My husband was so upset. Does anyone know what type of phobia is called??
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veggienurse, since the fear of riding in or driving cars is amaxophobia, it sounds like you might have non-auto-amaxophobia, or the fear of riding in a car not driven by yourself.



Yes, I just made that up. (Amaxophobia, though, I did not make up.)

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Who's afraid of Big, Bad Friday the 13th? Not me! *pounds chest*



Quote:
Artist/Band: Carpenter Mary Chapin

Lyrics for Song: I Feel Lucky

Lyrics for Album: Come On, Come On



Well I woke up this morning stumbled out of my rack

I opened up the paper to the page in the back

It only took a minute for my finger to find

My daily dose of destiny, under my sign

My eyes just about popped out of my head

It said "the stars are stacked against you girl, get back in bed"



I feel lucky, I feel lucky, yeah

No Professor Doom gonna stand in my way

Mmmmm, I feel lucky today



Well I strolled down to the corner, gave my numbers to the clerk

The pot's eleven million so I called in sick to work

I bought a pack of Camels, a burrito and a Barq's

Crossed against the light, made a beeline for the park

The sky began to thunder, wind began to moan

I heard a voice above me saying, "girl, you better get back home"



But I feel lucky, oh oh oh, I feel lucky, yeah

No tropical depression gonna steal my sun away

Mmmmm, I feel lucky today



Now eleven million later, I was sitting at the bar

I'd bought the house a double, and the waitress a new car

Dwight Yoakam's in the corner, trying to catch my eye

Lyle Lovett's right beside me with his hand upon my thigh

The moral of this story, it's simple but it's true

Hey the stars might lie, but the numbers never do



I feel lucky, oh oh oh, I feel lucky, yeah

Hey Dwight, hey Lyle, boys, you don't have to fight

Hot dog, I'm feeling lucky tonight



I feel lucky, brrrrr, I feel lucky, yeah

Think I'll flip a coin, I'm a winner either way

Mmmmmm, I feel lucky today


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#20 Old 04-13-2007, 08:31 AM
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Neither.
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#22 Old 04-13-2007, 12:49 PM
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I didn't even notice it's Friday the 13th - I noticed that it was Friday and I noticed that it was the 13th, but didn't connect the two.



I do have a fear of Tuesday the 34. though. When a day is Thursday the 34, I know something has gone terribly wrong with the order of things.

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When I got back from lunch today, on Friday the 13th...I had 13 calls on my caller ID and 13 messages.



Oh nooooooooooooooooooooo



11 of them were hangups though.
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very silly.



very very silly.



or when people at the store freak out when their bill comes to $6.66 - like if they purchase those items the devil will jump out of their shopping bag and eat their cookies or something.





Very silly indeed. Everyone knows that it's the Cookie Monster that eats cookies. The Devil just eats your soul.
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I didn't even notice it's Friday the 13th - I noticed that it was Friday and I noticed that it was the 13th, but didn't connect the two.



I just made that connection myself. I was wondering why a thread this old was bumped.
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Oohh ... scary Friday the 13th! I wish I could afford to go see Disturbia. I wanted to do that today for the sheer fun of it.
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Was yesterday a bad day? I dont remember.



So it must've been good.



silly.



Yesterday was pretty shi**y here on the board. Hopefully the favorite game won't be bite your fellow poster's nose off today. It was a war zone. It was just one of those days.
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#28 Old 04-22-2007, 05:42 PM
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No, but I have a crippling fear of Norwegian butlers who moonlight as bitpop artists. Seriously.
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#29 Old 04-22-2007, 06:28 PM
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Every building I've been in with 13+ floors always skips 13. I thought it was silly. I don't fear numbers, they're just numbers



How? How do they skip the floor? Is there just thin air between floors 12 and 14? How do floors 14 + stay up there?

Or do they just do that stupid 12A floor thingy which really annoys me. When I was in Canada we were in room 12A on floor 12 A. I wanted it to be room 13, floor 13.
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#30 Old 04-22-2007, 07:17 PM
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I've never seen a building skip floor 13. o.0
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