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
Zoë 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?
YOU'D BE IN THE WRONG FRICKING HOUSE !