Friday, July 13, 2007


I subscribe to the "word of the day". Why? Not quite sure. Thought I might learn something new. Increase my vocabulary. So far, I haven't been that impressed. Either the words are already IN my vocabulary or they are so weird I would never in a million years use them. But today the word is triskaidekaphobia, which is a morbid fear of the number 13 or the date Friday the 13th. I'm sorry but I think that this has got to be the silliest "phobia". I can't imagine anyone actually being afraid of a number or a date. It seems ridiculous. I realize that phobia in and of itself is, or can be, an irrational fear. It just boggles my mind though that anyone could have A MORBID FEAR of the number 13. So help me out, what other silly phobias do you know about? I'd love to find one that tops triskaidekaphobia!


Anonymous said...

Someone who is very supersticious would be "the word of the day". I think Cuttastrophobic is the worst of all! The incredibly real fear of being CUT. Eek.

Seth said...

My Favorite Phobia:
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia- Fear of long words