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!