Learning – 5. Triskaidekaphobia.

I know that the number 13 is considered to be unlucky for many and also know that the fear of the number has a name. I however find it extremely difficult to remember the tongue-twister triskaidekaphobia and have to google for it at need.

Another WhatsApp forward came to remind me of it.  Please click on the image for a larger resolution.


Lucky, unlucky or whatever, I have experienced a personal loss on a double so called bad luck day. A Friday the thirteenth. Despite that I would not mind staying in a room number 13 on the 13th floor of a hotel. How about you?

4 thoughts on “Learning – 5. Triskaidekaphobia.”

  1. I don’t feel that way about 13. Or any number. Do you have a Friday the 13th bad luck belief in India? I defended my dissertation on that day and passed without any changes, so if anything it was a good luck day for me.

  2. I’m not superstitious and Friday the 13th doesn’t bother me at all. Sometimes it’s a good day for me, sometimes a bad day, so I read nothing special into it. I’m also quite happy walking under ladders, seeing a black cat crossing my path, breaking a mirror or opening an umbrella inside the house.

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