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Author Topic: Paraskevidekatriaphobics Unite  (Read 1931 times)

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Paraskevidekatriaphobics Unite
« on: December 13, 2013, 06:15:49 AM »
As one Paraskevidekatriaphobic to another, today is the day.  Watch out for open grates in sidewalks, ladders with a bucket of paint hanging, and guys selling sunglasses for a buck.

Used to be I'd just stay home on Friday the 13th.  No option now.  I have to be out in the wild with all the weirdos.  I just hope the crackheads take the day off.  :)

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Re: Paraskevidekatriaphobics Unite
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2013, 01:58:28 PM »
Heh. That's worse than "lethologica".    ;)

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Re: Paraskevidekatriaphobics Unite
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 02:23:04 PM »
Heh. That's worse than "lethologica".    ;)

It can be handy at times if you have Tourette syndrome.  For example, you feel no inhibition about calling some giant football player lookin' dude a really nasty name.  Fortunately you are not punched out because you can't recall the insult.  :)

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Re: Paraskevidekatriaphobics Unite
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2013, 02:32:10 PM »
Heh. That's worse than "lethologica".    ;)

Gotta disagree on that one. I've generally had good luck on Friday the 13th (which is rather infrequent), but the tendency to forget words (frequently) in the middle of a train of thought is a real PITA. You know there is a word for it. You start the sentence with all intent of using said word ... But when you get there...total blankness. This is compounded by the fact that I think in pictures. So any time I'm speaking, I'm actually trying to describe a picture in my head ... That requires a word that I cannot bring to mind even though I'm staring right at "it". Trust me...it's annoying as hell. Especially since apparently some dildo created a word for it which I also will not be able to remember.. ;)

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Re: Paraskevidekatriaphobics Unite
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 02:34:01 PM »
Heh. That's worse than "lethologica".    ;)

It can be handy at times if you have Tourette syndrome.  For example, you feel no inhibition about calling some giant football player lookin' dude a really nasty name.  Fortunately you are not punched out because you can't recall the insult.  :)


That sounds like a good plan, but (trust me) unfortunately it's never the short words that go missing... :D

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Re: Paraskevidekatriaphobics Unite
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2013, 02:42:15 PM »
@SJ I get that at times myself.  Not exactly as you describe.  It can be a word but often it's a proper name.  That's really annoying.  Like in the middle of relating some childhood experience at a Red Sox game, I forget the name Ted Williams... type of thing.  Of course you remember the name 10 minutes after nobody cares.  :)

I used to be quite skilled at that thing where you study the definitions of words.  Dang!! :)

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Re: Paraskevidekatriaphobics Unite
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2013, 02:56:31 PM »
@SJ I get that at times myself.  Not exactly as you describe.  It can be a word but often it's a proper name.  That's really annoying.

Oh forget names...I quit even trying that years ago. I've actually taught myself a speech pattern that avoids the use of anything even resembling a proper name when talking to people. I just got tired of running into people I've know for like 20 years and getting trapped by the :wallbash: Dude...WTF's your name? thing ... When I damn well should know it off the top of my head.

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Re: Paraskevidekatriaphobics Unite
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2013, 03:08:42 PM »
^ names, I know that one....



Re tourettes: I saw a good comic the other day (NSFW I guess - just profanity)
"Tourette Reversor"
www.pidjin.net/2013/11/28/tourette-reversor/


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Re: Paraskevidekatriaphobics Unite
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2013, 10:29:00 PM »
Well, seems that Friday 13th had some other interesting "reversals":

Arab Spring turns to Arab Winter 2013-12-13.png

..."Arab Spring" turns to Arab Winter?