Friday, February 13, 2009

Friggatriskaidekaphobia

A genuine word, combing triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13), with Frigga, a Germanic goddess who gives her name to Friday, to form a word meaning 'fear of Friday the 13th'.

Magnificent, huh?

I'd love to add it to my list of neuroses, but there are two Friday the 13ths still to come this year, and two entire days of fear sounds like a lot of hard work.

5 comment(s):

Darren said...

3 in one year? That can't be very common?

C'est La Craic said...

I'm not afraid of the number 13, but the 666.667 club is one of my favourite albums.
And frankly, as long as it's Friday, I don't give a fuck what date the Tamplars got arrested, or how many witches make up a coven.

Andrew said...

Darren - I dunno, but apparently there's at least two every year so three probably isn't that unusual.

CLC - never heard of that album, who's it by?

C'est La Craic said...

It's a french rock (or should I say the french rock group) Noir D├ęsir.

http://www.deezer.com/#music/album/162127

Check out the song Ernestine. I don't think you need to speak french to get it.

She Likes It Loud said...

I was born on Friday the 13th. It's widely celebrated in the lower levels of hell, even on Thursdays.