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Oh la la! [Jan. 13th, 2006|08:46 pm]
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A "quatrorzieme" is a professional 14th guest hired by the French who had only 13 guests in attendance for dinner, who felt that was unlucky.
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[User Picture]From: dominatrixcat
2006-01-13 05:58 pm (UTC)
i would be happy with payment of getting to go to a dinner party for free
:-)
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[User Picture]From: dominatrixcat
2006-01-13 05:56 pm (UTC)
I LOVE SUPERSTITIONS!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-13 07:32 pm (UTC)
It's a good day for them!
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[User Picture]From: reenie72
2006-01-13 07:17 pm (UTC)
No kidding? That's so funny! Wait, how much does it pay? I've found my future career!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-13 07:34 pm (UTC)
lol, good luck. I hope you make a lot. ;)
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[User Picture]From: nottaninja
2006-01-13 07:21 pm (UTC)
those darn french. i love them all!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-13 07:36 pm (UTC)
I love most of them. ;)
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[User Picture]From: megthra
2006-01-13 07:26 pm (UTC)
That's just kind of weird...

Although, I did not even go outside today simply because it's Friday the 13th. (I'm sure if I had something important to do I would have gone out, of course!)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-13 07:38 pm (UTC)
I almost tripped on nothing today.

Damn ghosts.
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[User Picture]From: toothlesshag
2006-01-13 08:31 pm (UTC)
14th comment!

OMG it's ME!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-13 08:34 pm (UTC)
You broke the 13 spell!
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[User Picture]From: iamdakv
2006-01-13 08:55 pm (UTC)
thats a pretty good one for this friday the 13th...now, to mischief and turning into crazy things.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-14 07:46 am (UTC)
I hope you had fun. :)
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From: surferdude9k
2006-01-13 09:07 pm (UTC)
That has to be the best piece of information i've ever heard xD Where do we sign up?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-14 07:48 am (UTC)
lol. I really don't know. ;) Maybe there's a website?
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From: ex_peacock902
2006-01-13 11:50 pm (UTC)
i still think 13 is lucky. it had to do with the lunar calander in the old days when there were 13 months. i think i will try to research this more. i hope you had a good day and all and have agreat weekend :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-14 07:51 am (UTC)
I'd love to learn more about what you find. :) And I'm sure the weekend will be great , I hope yours is too! *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: usexpat
2006-01-14 05:22 am (UTC)
I love all of these random facts :) I what sort of credentials (table manners, good small talk ability, and a good wit?) or experience you need to be a professional dinner guest? Hmmmmm, I want to put an ad in the yellow pages advertising myself as a professional dinner guest :P I wonder if I would get any work?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-14 07:51 am (UTC)
lol! I'd be so excited for oyu if you did, that'd be really cool. That's the kind of profession to have, man.
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-01-14 08:35 am (UTC)

Ummm....:P

Ummmmm....Yeah, I heard of that. lol.
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-01-16 09:40 am (UTC)

Re: Ummm....:P

Can Can dance!! Come on, Mother Random!! :P
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[User Picture]From: barcodegurl
2006-01-14 08:52 am (UTC)
I actually saw a short play centred on that...but I forget the name :) It was pretty good
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-15 07:48 pm (UTC)
That's awesome!
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2006-01-14 10:37 am (UTC)
hehe, thats an awesome, getting paid to have dinner with a bunch of people.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-15 08:22 pm (UTC)
I thought it was cool too. ;)
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[User Picture]From: medium_density
2006-01-14 12:57 pm (UTC)
In England, wew have sometihng similar, we have a guest who is paid to attend a dinner party and gets free food etc, in order for them to make an after dinner speech at the end. They are paid to be there and be entertaining. :0 Its not superstitious, we just like to be entertained after diner :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-15 08:27 pm (UTC)
That's awesome. ;) I want to move to England and do that for a living. Think I could get a work visa by proving that I have great wit and endless charm?
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[User Picture]From: tjoel2
2006-01-15 05:22 pm (UTC)

Yikes!

Sounds like my grandma... She made one of the adults sit at the kiddie table last year for Christmas, so she wouldn't have 13 sitting at the table.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-15 08:42 pm (UTC)

Re: Yikes!

lol! Awesome. Either that or the unlucky adult was the unwilling chaperone?
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