paraskevidekatriaphobic adj., n.
If your paraskevidekatriaphobia is tied to your fear of gigantic blues-shouting gals who used to model for "adult" magazines, you'll want to avoid this show.
But if you aren't afraid to leave the house on Friday the 13th and if you enjoy love-you-'til-the-break-of-dawn barrelhouse blues, Kane's show and her new disc, Whole Lotta Love, are for you.
Aaron Beck et al., "Night Life," Columbus Dispatch, June 12, 2003
Your fear of Friday the 13th is rooted in centuries-old cultural myth rather than reality and you shouldn't hesitate to, once and for all, let science subdue your superstitions.
This from Dr. Donald Dossey, ... a psychotherapist who founded the Phobia Institute in West Los Angeles and wrote the book "Holiday folklore, phobias and fun: Mythical origins, scientific treatments and superstitious 'cures.'" ...
Dossey said 17 million to 21 million Americans will suffer symptoms of paraskevidekatriaphobia ranging from nervous giggles to pull-the-covers-over-your-head terror. He also estimates that US businesses will lose $ 750 million today because some people refuse to shop, travel or take risks on Friday the 13th.
Martin J. Smith, "Friday the 13th fears don't really add up," Orange County Register, November 13, 1992
Brian G. Bourke, "WSEN joins the CBS radio network," The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), April 11, 1990