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Old Wives Tales or Superstitions

Greetings!

 

Don't know if this has been done before . . . for example . . .

 

Taping a coin to anything that with a blade or that cuts when you give it as a present.

 

Which ones do you know?

 

Hope, peace, joy, love . . .

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if you go outside with wet hair you will catch a cold

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(directed to women in the days when women did all the housework) - "if you are sweeping the floor and you let another girl sweep up the gatherings into the dustpan she will steel your boyfriend" 

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Hello beloved..God bless you.......

 

Puttiing a new penny in a purse or wallet when you give it as a gift...

Crossing two knives is suppose to be bad luck

Dropping a dish cloth when you are using it is suppose to mean a visitor....

Something old something new, something blue put a penny in your shoe...for the bride....

 

IJL:bg

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13 at table - bad luck

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An itchy nose means you are going to kiss a fool.

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If another woman pours the tea in your home, you will become pregnant.

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see a penny pick it up and all the day you'll have good luck.

 

Give a penny to a friend and your luck will never end.

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If you forget what you were going to say, it must have been a lie.

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An itchy palm means you are going to be coming into some money.

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It's bad luck to put a hat on a bed.

Put cobwebs on a scrape to help it heal.

If  you're single, and you put a piece of wedding cake under your pillow after yóu've been to the wedding, you'll dream about your future spouse.

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Don't open an umbrella inside the house

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I like all the penny ones

 

Break a mirror...7 years bad luck

 

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Don't dry with someone else on the same towel. You will have a fight.

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It is good luck if it rains on your wedding day.  Also good luck if you plant the ivy from your wedding bouquet and it grows.

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Never borrow salt from a neighbour - you will get in a fight

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don't walk under a ladder

don't cross a black cat's path

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Step on a crack, you'll break your mother's back.

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I worked with a woman from Poland who told me that an itchy nose can mean three different things depending on where it is itchy, unforturnately I forgot which means what.   Kiss a fool, get drunk or get in a fight.

 

If your left palm is itchy in means money coming in, if your right palm is itchy money is going out.

 

If a couple walking together lets someone walk between them they will get in a fight.

 

Letting a pot boil dry means a stranger is coming to visit.

 

If you cut your rolls with a knife your sheep will die.

 

If you stir milk with a knife your cow will give blood instead of milk.

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Most of the ones I know have already been posted above

I think the one about a penny in a wallet or purse when given as a gift is more popular

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We always gave bills in a wallet.  The premise was that a wallet given empty would always be empty.

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Dropping knife or fork( I don't know which) on the floor means company is coming.

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If you spill salt, throw a pinch of it over your left sholder to ward off evil

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If you put your clothes on inside out, leave them that way - bad luck to change.

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Greetings!

 

somegirl wrote:
If you cut your rolls with a knife your sheep will die.

 

 

Glad I don't have sheep!!!

 

Hope, peace, joy, love . . .

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eat burnt toast - your hair will be curly

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 My mom is Welsh and the Celts are a very superstitious folk. We were at my dad's birthday lunch (compliments of yours truly ) and I couldn't find a spoon to stir my coffee. So I grabbed a clean knife.  My mom got rather upset, because of "stir with a knife, stir up strife.".  I just shrugged and said 'What, there isn't a  spoon anywhere'.  She was practically twitching, poor lady.

I don't subscribe to Friday the 13th.  Fridays as a rule tend to be paydays  and payday is ALWAYS a good day. 

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It's bad luck to pick up a coin if it's tails side up. Good luck comes if it's heads up.

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Very sexist:

A whistling girl and a crowing hen will always come to some bad end.

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laugh before seven, cry before eleven

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ohoh, I'd better stop my early morning cafe jabbering

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It is bad luck to hang up the calendar for the New Year if it is still December.

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somegirl wrote:

If you cut your rolls with a knife your sheep will die.

 

Good thing I don't eat rolls!!!!

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Hello all......God bless you.....

 

walking under a ladder is bad luck....I guess it would be if someone dropped a bucket of paint on your head..........lol lol....

 

found a button spit on it and throw it over your shoulder ....good luck....

 

got a hangover.......use the hair of the dog that bit ya....lol lol.....raw eggs cure hangovers...yuck........

 

IJL:bg

 

 

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When you shiver, someone's walking across your grave.

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spit on a new bat before using it the first time to make it lucky

 

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Bread always falls jam or butter-side down.  (or is that physics?)

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rain before 7, gone by 11

 

Red sky at night, sailors' delight

Red sky in morning, sailors take warning.

 

 

IT

 

Russ

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If the clasp of your necklace falls to the front, someone is thinking of you.

 

If your ears are hot (burning), someone is talking about you.

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if your nose is itchy you will kiss a fool

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