Thread: Friday the 13th
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Bonnie View Post
I never knew their was an actual name for the phobia or fear of Friday the 13th until I heard it on the news this evening: Paraskevidekatriaphobia. Try and say that three times in a row!
I was reading Chanticleer And The Fox for bedtime stories tonight. It is an adaptation of the Nun's Priest's Tale from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. When Chanticleer is grabbed by the fox and says "And all this trouble came on a Friday.", I thought of your footnote about Chaucer's Canterbury Tales being the oldest mention of Friday as being an unlucky day.
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--Hugh Latimer, October 16, 1555
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