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I use this to get student's attention when I teach the "phobias" -it is a super word
and they love it!
Helen Sabin

"Gary K. Probst" wrote:

> Gary Probst wrote:
>
> Use this word today to impress people.  They will never know if you pronounced it
> correctly.
>
>                      Main Entry: tris·kai·deka·pho·bia
>                      Pronunciation: "tris-"kI-"de-k&-'fO-bE-&, "tris-k&-
>                      Function: noun
>                      Etymology: New Latin, from Greek treiskaideka thirteen (from
> treis
>                      three + kai and + deka ten) + New Latin phobia -- more at
> THREE,
>                      TEN
>                      Date: circa 1911
>                      : fear of the number 13