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Audio Friday The Thirteenth

Paraskevidekatriaphobia

Learn how to pronounce this word:

What is it? Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the irrational fear of Friday the 13th, and all things associated with it. There’s good news, but it involves successfully saying the word. ♪ dun dun dunnn ♪

Dr. Donald Dossey, from the Phobia Institute in Asheville, N.C., says that “when you learn to pronounce this word, you’re cured of all your Friday the thirteenth related fears!” But how do you even begin?

Korva Coleman, an expert on pronunciations, gives us this advice: “Break it down into syllables,” she advises. “When you take a look at that middle “i” after the “v” … it’s pronounced like a double “e.” para-skev-EE-dek-a-tri-a-pho-bia

That helped me a little bit, but I’m more of an aural learner –

The second, and lesser popular friggatriskaidekaphobia is another name for a fear of Friday the 13th.

Stay safe out there today! Pet a black cat, stay away from ladders, and wear your mask!

P, L & N 💕

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