Friday, April 13, 2007

Friggatriskaideckaphobia

It's another Friday the thirteenth. Did you have your fair share of bad luck today?

How about that title up there? It is one of two words that are defined as the "morbid fear of Friday the 13th." The other? You asked for it:

Paraskavedekatriaphobia !
The $20 word used as the title, refers to Frigg, an acient Scandinavian fertility and love goddess. The early Christians called Frigg a witch, and referred to Friday as the 'witches' Sabbath.

Many people tend to incorrectly use the word triskaidekaphobia when discussing the fear of Friday the 13th. Triskaidekaphobia, however, is the fear of the number 13 itself.

Born on Friday the 13th

Georges Simenon February 13, 1903
Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen January 13, 1911
Margaret Thatcher October 13, 1925
Fidel Castro August 13, 1926
T. J. Cloutier October 13, 1939
Zoƫ Wanamaker May 13, 1949
Peter Davison April 13, 1951
Max Weinberg April 13, 1951
Steve Buscemi December 13, 1957
Julia Louis-Dreyfus January 13, 1961
Will Clark March 13, 1964
Tim Story March 13, 1970
Michelle Sara Cox December 13, 1974
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen June 13, 1986
Marco Andretti March 13, 1987

Died on Friday the 13th

Arnold Schoenberg July 13, 1951
Hubert Humphrey January 13, 1978
Stuart Challender December 13, 1991
Tupac Shakur September 13, 1996
Tony Roper October 13, 2000

(A little something from my buddy Earl.)



WHERE WOULD YOU BE:]

IF YOU HAD ALL THE MONEY YOUR HEART DESIRES?

IF YOU HAD NO WORRIES?

IF - YOU CAME HOME AND THE FINEST MEAL IS AWAITING YOU

IF - YOUR BATHWATER HAD BEEN RUN?

IF - YOU HAD THE PERFECT KIDS?

IF - YOUR PARTNER WAS AWAITING YOU,
WITH OPEN ARMS AND KISSES?

SO, WHERE WOULD YOU BE?

HELLOOooo!!!!!!!!!


YOU'D BE IN THE WRONG FRICKING HOUSE !


No.954

6 comments:

Biby Cletus said...

Nice post, its a really cool blog that you have here, keep up the good work, will be back.

Warm Regards

Biby Cletus - Blog

Peter said...

Hi Mike, I'll bet that second entry on the born on Friday the 13th;
Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen January 13, 1911
would have confused a few people, Sir Joh was the longest serving Premier of Queensland Australia (19 years) I attended his State funeral service on May 3rd 2005

Hale McKay said...

Count me among the confused, Peter. I had no idea who this person was. (The same holds true for others on the two lists.)

I intend to look them all up out of curiosity - sometime.

Steve G said...

No fear of Friday the 13th for me.

Serena Joy said...

I love Friday the 13ths. I've decreed that they shall be my Lucky Days. So far, so good.:)

Jack K. said...

thanks to you and Earl.

I have been lurking lately because I wasn't in the mood to make any comments. There were days I didn't even check in. However, I will try to do better in the future. I do love the stuff you write. I even like the stuff you "steal". You are welcome to "borrow" anything of mine that may be of value. I know you will make the proper citation.