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Old April 29th, 2010, 03:33 PM
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Long word, isn't it? You may or may not have heard it before. It has its roots in Greek language. 'Tris' means '3', 'kai' means 'and', and 'deka' means '10'. And I'm sure you know 'phobia' I totally love Breaking Benjamin means 'fear of'. Any guesses what triskaidekaphobia is?

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Fear of the number 13!

But how many of us actually suffer from triskaidekaphobia? I want to know, so here are my questions for you:

1)What do you think about triskaidekaphobia?
2)When you see floor 12b, or apartment number 12b, and no 13 to be found, does it irritate you at all?
3)Why do you think the number 13 is so special?
4) Do you have triskaidekaphobia?
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Old April 29th, 2010, 03:37 PM
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What do you think about triskaidekaphobia?

13 always had a satanic value, really, so I can understand why people would fear it.

When you see floor 12b, or apartment number 12b, and no 13 to be found, does it irritate you at all?

Not really. I wouldn't go on Floor 13 lol

Why do you think the number 13 is so special?

Again, satanic values. Search on Google for what I mean lol

Do you have triskaidekaphobia?

Kinda. I much prefer the numbers 7 and 10, since they're considered holy numbers. 9, 11, and 13 aren't numbers I like.
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Old April 29th, 2010, 03:41 PM
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1)What do you think about triskaidekaphobia?
It's silly. It's a very silly thing to fear.
2)When you see floor 12b, or apartment number 12b, and no 13 to be found, does it irritate you at all?
It annoys me VERY GREATLY! 13 isn't something to be feared, fearing it only gives satan power.
3)Why do you think the number 13 is so special?
It's NOT SPECIAL!!~
4) Do you have triskaidekaphobia?
No.
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Old April 29th, 2010, 03:50 PM
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1)What do you think about triskaidekaphobia?
Wow. Just Wow.
2)When you see floor 12b, or apartment number 12b, and no 13 to be found, does it irritate you at all?
No. Its just a number.
3)Why do you think the number 13 is so special?
its not special. 16 is wayyy better.
4) Do you have triskaidekaphobia?
psh, no xD
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Old April 29th, 2010, 03:57 PM
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Okay... XDD;


1)What do you think about triskaidekaphobia? I'd say it's stupid to have a phobia of a number, but I have a strange phobia of the number 104, so... :[
2)When you see floor 12b, or apartment number 12b, and no 13 to be found, does it irritate you at all? I was just in an elevator yesterday, and yes, it irritated me. XD It's just a number. I have a weird fear of the number 104 but I wouldn't freak out if it was on an elevator. o___o
3)Why do you think the number 13 is so special? No idea. No idea why the number 104 is special to me either. XD
4) Do you have triskaidekaphobia? No, but I have... whatever the word is for a phobia of 104. XD

Again, no idea why I have a phobia of the number 104. It just freaks me out randomly when I see it on the clock. o___o
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Old April 29th, 2010, 04:03 PM
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My birthday is on the 13th, so I'm not particularly scared of 13. XD

...although my birthday has fallen on a Friday before. >.<
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Old April 29th, 2010, 05:49 PM
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1)What do you think about triskaidekaphobia?
it's annoying at times. #13 is nbd, calm down

2)When you see floor 12b, or apartment number 12b, and no 13 to be found, does it irritate you at all?
uh, i dont pay attention to that stuff so i dont really notice, therefore it doesnt bother me
but is it an international thing? cuz i only seem to go on elevators with 12+ floors in China..

3)Why do you think the number 13 is so special?
because some people are paranoid about weird things
and i'm 13 years old!

4) Do you have triskaidekaphobia?
not really
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Old April 29th, 2010, 05:54 PM
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1)What do you think about triskaidekaphobia?
I think it's silly, personally, but sometimes people have silly fears. No need to get all mad about it.
2)When you see floor 12b, or apartment number 12b, and no 13 to be found, does it irritate you at all?
I don't think I've ever seen such a thing. If I did, I'd be a little upset, but not enough to really matter.
3)Why do you think the number 13 is so special?
I was once given a reason, but I've since forgotten. It's something religious, iirc?
4) Do you have triskaidekaphobia?
No.
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Old April 29th, 2010, 06:15 PM
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1)What do you think about triskaidekaphobia?
Silly? Why would I be afraid of a Number o-o

2)When you see floor 12b, or apartment number 12b, and no 13 to be found, does it irritate you at all?
Not really ;;, It's how the building was designed to be. I shouldn't stress about it.

3)Why do you think the number 13 is so special?

Because it's exactly 10 days before I met my partner.

4) Do you have triskaidekaphobia?
Nope.
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Old April 29th, 2010, 06:23 PM
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1)What do you think about triskaidekaphobia?
They should just remove the number 13! Just make it like 1 or something.

2)When you see floor 12b, or apartment number 12b, and no 13 to be found, does it irritate you at all?
Do places actually do that? LOL that's amazing I didn't even realize.

3)Why do you think the number 13 is so special?
Ever seen Friday the 13th?! ... I haven't but I think it's supposed to be scary.

4) Do you have triskaidekaphobia?
Yes. ]:
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Old April 29th, 2010, 08:19 PM
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1)What do you think about triskaidekaphobia?
I never knew someone that has it, so I don't know what to think of it.

2)When you see floor 12b, or apartment number 12b, and no 13 to be found, does it irritate you at all?
Cruise ships tend to not have the number 13 [IN AMERICA!]. I don't know the story behind that, though. But it doesn't bother me.

3)Why do you think the number 13 is so special?
I don't think a certain number is special.

4) Do you have triskaidekaphobia?
No, even though I loathe math with a passion.
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Old April 29th, 2010, 08:23 PM
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1)What do you think about triskaidekaphobia?It is too long a word for such a simple fear. It would be easier to say, "I am afraid of thirteen" than it would be to stumble over the word.
2)When you see floor 12b, or apartment number 12b, and no 13 to be found, does it irritate you at all?
Yes. I mean, what on Earth is the point of having two 12s and no 13??
3)Why do you think the number 13 is so special?
It is related to Friday the Thirteenth, lots of people have bad connections to it.
4) Do you have triskaidekaphobia?
No. Having a fear like that would be completely irrational.
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Old April 29th, 2010, 08:37 PM
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1) What do you think about triskaidekaphobia?
Its fairly silly to be honest

2)When you see floor 12b, or apartment number 12b, and no 13 to be found, does it irritate you at all?
Yes that is not a chronological order

3)Why do you think the number 13 is so special?
Simple 1 and 3 are the a few of the first numbers in numerical order :D

4) Do you have triskaidekaphobia?
Yes I'm very afraid of 13 why even when I count I skip 13 and head straight to 14 because 13 is sooooooo evil
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Old April 30th, 2010, 12:57 AM
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1)What do you think about triskaidekaphobia?
I think these sorts of superstitions are started by people who needed to emphasise something to others and took the scaremonger route — like people would tell children not to put their shoes on a table because it brings about bad luck, but really just don't want them to because it makes the table dirty. The children then wouldn't put their shoes on the table anymore because the luck is supposed to affect them, and thus concerns them, while dirt on the table wouldn't.
The fact such superstitions still exist nowadays is unflattering, but whatever, no logical people still believe them.

2)When you see floor 12b, or apartment number 12b, and no 13 to be found, does it irritate you at all?
If it's an old building, I can respect that, but if it's new then it does bother me. The houses down my road for instance were built in the 1950s, and there is no №13 house at all, not even a 12b, but I just find that amusing and it seems like a nice custom quirk my road has; but if I went down a recently built road and noticed there was no №13, I'd find the mentality of the builders quite worrying. It is only a differences of sixty years, but it's those years in which we've largely dispensed of such beliefs.

3)Why do you think the number 13 is so special?
Abrahamic religons are especially pushy with their beliefs.

4) Do you have triskaidekaphobia?
My mind seems to, but my consciousness does not. Like if I find I've got 13 rounds left in my gun in an FPS I might reload or fire one off, but I'll be thinking 'why did I just do that' afterwards. My brain has picked up on the superstition and picks it out from my memory as it's been mentioned in my life, but I myself have not taken it to heart, so it still gets applied 'when I'm not looking'; but ultimately my answer to the question is no.
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Old April 30th, 2010, 01:06 AM
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1)What do you think about triskaidekaphobia?
I like the name
2)When you see floor 12b, or apartment number 12b, and no 13 to be found, does it irritate you at all?
Nah, my friend's apartment is in the 13th floor of a building. xD
3)Why do you think the number 13 is so special?
Friday the 13th!!!!! oooooo
4) Do you have triskaidekaphobia?
You decide. lol xD
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