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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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sneaky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":shifty:"><br><br><br><br>
It's a fear of Friday the 13th, a specialized form of triskaidekaphobia, the fear of the number 13.<br><br><br><br>
Details here. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th</a>
 

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Nope. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Found this interesting:<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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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 <i>si3</i> and <i>si4</i>, respectively, and a similar situation occurs in Cantonese.</div>
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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.<br><br><br><br>
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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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>codemonkey</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I only fear irrational numbers like the square root of 2.</div>
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I only fear numbers when I have to open my credit card bill..............
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ElliottsMom</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
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</div>
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very silly.<br><br><br><br>
very very silly.<br><br><br><br>
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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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!</div>
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Come to the U.S. and stay in one of our hotels. They're all like that here.
 

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Come to the U.S. and stay in one of our hotels. They're all like that here.</div>
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I dont think I've ever been in an hotel with that many floors <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Come to the U.S. and stay in one of our hotels. They're all like that here.</div>
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I think US airports don't have a gate 13 either.
 

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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.<br><br><br><br>
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*<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Artist/Band: Carpenter Mary Chapin<br><br>
Lyrics for Song: I Feel Lucky<br><br>
Lyrics for Album: Come On, Come On<br><br><br><br>
Well I woke up this morning stumbled out of my rack<br><br>
I opened up the paper to the page in the back<br><br>
It only took a minute for my finger to find<br><br>
My daily dose of destiny, under my sign<br><br>
My eyes just about popped out of my head<br><br>
It said "the stars are stacked against you girl, get back in bed"<br><br><br><br>
I feel lucky, I feel lucky, yeah<br><br>
No Professor Doom gonna stand in my way<br><br>
Mmmmm, I feel lucky today<br><br><br><br>
Well I strolled down to the corner, gave my numbers to the clerk<br><br>
The pot's eleven million so I called in sick to work<br><br>
I bought a pack of Camels, a burrito and a Barq's<br><br>
Crossed against the light, made a beeline for the park<br><br>
The sky began to thunder, wind began to moan<br><br>
I heard a voice above me saying, "girl, you better get back home"<br><br><br><br>
But I feel lucky, oh oh oh, I feel lucky, yeah<br><br>
No tropical depression gonna steal my sun away<br><br>
Mmmmm, I feel lucky today<br><br><br><br>
Now eleven million later, I was sitting at the bar<br><br>
I'd bought the house a double, and the waitress a new car<br><br>
Dwight Yoakam's in the corner, trying to catch my eye<br><br>
Lyle Lovett's right beside me with his hand upon my thigh<br><br>
The moral of this story, it's simple but it's true<br><br>
Hey the stars might lie, but the numbers never do<br><br><br><br>
I feel lucky, oh oh oh, I feel lucky, yeah<br><br>
Hey Dwight, hey Lyle, boys, you don't have to fight<br><br>
Hot dog, I'm feeling lucky tonight<br><br><br><br>
I feel lucky, brrrrr, I feel lucky, yeah<br><br>
Think I'll flip a coin, I'm a winner either way<br><br>
Mmmmmm, I feel lucky today</div>
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