Have any of you heard of that term before? Paraskevidekatriaphobia.
Apparently it means "a fear of the day Friday the 13". ha ha ha
These kind of fears, where a person is completely scared of something are called "phobias". Like for example many people are scared of heights. Thats called acrophobia.
This is for all of you who dont know what friday the 13 is all about:
Friday the 13th is considered a "bad luck" day in many countries around the world. According to many people, everything that should not happen, will happen on Friday the 13th.
On Wikipedia it states that:
"Strangely, there is evidence to suggest that Friday the 13th really is actually unlucky. Psychologists have found that some people are especially likely to have accidents or fall ill on Friday the 13th. This has been attributed to such people feeling a heightened state of anxiety on that day. The Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina estimates that in the United States alone, $800 or $900 million is lost in business each Friday the 13th because people will not fly or do business they would normally do.
The date is also well-known in the motorcycle (biker) community: since 1981, motorcycle enthusiasts and vendors gather every Friday the 13th in Port Dover, Ontario, Canada. This tradition started on November 13, 1981 by Chris Simons as a gathering of approximately 25 friends. The event has grown substantially, with an estimated 100,000 people attending in August 2004, as well as music bands, vendors, a bike show, etc.
In the Spanish-speaking world, it is Tuesday the 13th (as well as Tuesdays in general) that brings bad luck; a proverb runs En martes, ni te cases ni te embarques (on Tuesday, neither get married nor start a journey)."
Anyways here's a list of other phobias u might find interesting:
Top 5 phobias
Fear of snakes (ophidiophobia)
Fear of giving a speech (glossophobia)
Fear of heights (acrophobia)
Fear of rodents (musophobia)
Fear of flying (aviophobia)
Papaphobia—fear of the pope (hah yea right)
Scorodophobia—fear of garlic
Pteronophobia—fear of being tickled with feathers (huh?)
Ranidaphobia—fear of frogs
Philematophobia—fear of kissing (damn that must really suck)
Aulophobia—fear of flutes
Ostraconophobia—fear of shellfish
Graphophobia—fear of handwriting
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia—fear of long words (seriously)
Blennophobia—fear of slime
Triskaidekaphobia- a phobia of the number thirteen (oh cmon now thats pathetic)
Gerontophobia—fear of old people
Peladophobia—fear of bald people
Geropeladophobia—fear of old, bald people (the best of both worlds!)
Phobophobia—fear of developing a fear (ure on your own on that one pal)
Well there ya go. Hope u have a great Friday the 13th!