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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 . . .
if you go outside with wet hair you will catch a cold
(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"
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....
13 at table - bad luck
An itchy nose means you are going to kiss a fool.
If another woman pours the tea in your home, you will become pregnant.
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.
If you forget what you were going to say, it must have been a lie.
An itchy palm means you are going to be coming into some money.
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.
Don't open an umbrella inside the house
I like all the penny ones
Break a mirror...7 years bad luck
Don't dry with someone else on the same towel. You will have a fight.
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.
Never borrow salt from a neighbour - you will get in a fight
don't walk under a ladder
don't cross a black cat's path
Step on a crack, you'll break your mother's back.
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.
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
We always gave bills in a wallet. The premise was that a wallet given empty would always be empty.
Dropping knife or fork( I don't know which) on the floor means company is coming.
If you spill salt, throw a pinch of it over your left sholder to ward off evil
If you put your clothes on inside out, leave them that way - bad luck to change.
Glad I don't have sheep!!!
eat burnt toast - your hair will be curly
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.
It's bad luck to pick up a coin if it's tails side up. Good luck comes if it's heads up.
A whistling girl and a crowing hen will always come to some bad end.
laugh before seven, cry before eleven
ohoh, I'd better stop my early morning cafe jabbering
It is bad luck to hang up the calendar for the New Year if it is still December.
Good thing I don't eat rolls!!!!
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........
When you shiver, someone's walking across your grave.
spit on a new bat before using it the first time to make it lucky
Bread always falls jam or butter-side down. (or is that physics?)
rain before 7, gone by 11
Red sky at night, sailors' delight
Red sky in morning, sailors take warning.
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.
if your nose is itchy you will kiss a fool
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