Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Joshua Hesse (
5 Oct 1995 04:38:46 GMT

Michael Nakis ( wrote:
: In <44qao5$q7k@s1.GANet.NET> "William H. Mook, Jr." <wm0@s1.GANet.NET>
: writes:

: >
: >(or 0 through 12 for triscadecaphobes)
: >

: That is all very interesting, William, but I would like to ask you
: something that is probably unrelated: where did you come accross the
: word "triscadecaphobes"?

: (Be very careful of what you are going to answer, because I am Greek.)

: P.S.
: Of all the newsgroups that you posted your message, the only ones that I
: frequently check are sci.archaeology and sci.antrhropology, the least
: appropriate ones, so it would be ok to answer me by personal mail.
I'm not william, but I think I recall reading in a _DISCOVER_ magazine artical
a few years back that that word ment 'fear of the number 13'
The artical was about years with three friday the 13's in them ('88 or '89?)
and I am not sure about the spelling of that word.