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Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday the 13th Five

The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskevidekatriaphobia, a word derived from the concatenation of the Greek words Paraskeví (Παρασκευή) (meaning Friday), and dekatreís (δεκατρείς) (meaning thirteen), attached to phobía (φοβία) (meaning fear). The term triskaidekaphobia derives from the Greek words "tris", meaning 'three', "kai", meaning 'and', and "deka", meaning 'ten'. the whole word means three and ten. The word was derived in 1911 and first appeared in a mainstream source in 1953. (Wikipedia)

With thanks to my dear spouse TechnoGuy for the great suggestion, it's a Friday the 13th Friday Five!

1. How is this Friday the 13th looking for you?

2. Have you ever had anything unlucky happen on Friday the 13th?

3. Did your family of origin embrace or scorn superstitions?

4. Are there any unique or amusing ones from your family, region, or ethnic background?

5. Do you love or hate horror movies like "Friday the 13th"?

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  1. Oh, and scroll down on mine if you want to read about some good alternative Christmas gift ideas!

  2. A fun Friday Five! I played here . Learn about a family where black cats were considered good luck!

  3. So far so good here. I'm grateful for Friday Five after spending pretty much all day at the computer on Wednesday...still not fully recovered!

  4. Here are some Ft13th stories that made me grateful I'm NOT superstitious.

  5. I played here... (Did anyone else think about the "House" character?)

    Oh - and a bonus for those of us who have been blown away by the weather lately - I'm compiling a list of rainy day songs...

    This was fun, Sophia, thanks!

  6. I haven't played for a few weeks, but hereit is.

  7. My play is here.

    Thanks, Sophia!

    Have a nice weekend you all!


  8. Heh! AND I was comment #13! (You'll see why this is so *thrilling* for me if you read my post!) :P

  9. Taking a lunch break and remembering crackly sidewalks here


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