Superstitions

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  1. parknride

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    What unusual superstitious sayings and their meanings do you remember growing up?
    My gran used to say if you stitched a garment while wearing it, including sewing on a button, you were "sewing sorrow to your back" and should take the garment off first.
     
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    I had a habit of crossing my eyes ( I was obviously a very strange child) and my mother old me if the wind changed I'd stay cross eyed.
    I can remember thinking there was no reason for that to happen.
     
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    Never to put new shoes on table, step on a crack, walk under a ladder or open an umbrella indoors - they all brought bad luck.

    Happy days!
     
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    Yeah i was never allowed to do the above

    Touch wood

    What a load of old bunkum
     
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    Trust not the man who's eyebrows meet, for in his heart you will find deceit. (It's not true, Thats why I shave Mine)

    If you bite your tongue whilst eating it means you have recently told a lie. (Mmmm Proberbly)
     
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    Always go out of the same door you came in otherwise you will have bad luck.
     
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    If you seen a ambulance you had to say

    Touch your collar never swallow until its out of sight. ( otherwise you would be the next one in it) :rolleyes:
     
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    I was always told if i kept picking my nose my face would cave in.
     
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    Yes but do you know why? What supposed to happen if you open the brolly, walk under the ladder etc... I still can't put new shoes on a table :eek:
     
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    I was always told if i kept picking my nose my face would cave in - Did it?
     
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    Never put a hat on the bed....don't know why but I still my bring myself to do it:eek:
     
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    I had warts all over my fingers when I was 16.

    Met a gypsy in a pub and he charmed them.

    Not had a single wart since.

    Coincidence? Maybe, but I had them about 3 years and they were gone in 2,weeks.
     
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    Hi.
    If you are outside and see a new moon,put your hand in your pocket and keep turning the coins over while you make a wish,that will come true

    To see a new moon through glass is unlucky
    Plus all the above.
    Tea Bag
     
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    If you drop a glove, you cannot pick it up yourself.

    You cannot come in to a house via the front door and leave by the back unless you've sat down!!!

    Don't hang a horseshoe with the open end down, the luck will run out.
     
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    If you leave some wine in a wine bottle overnight it will get angry and come and drown you in your sleep.
     
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    My mum told me if I sucked my thumb it would never grow and I'd end up with one big thumb and one little thumb. She obviously wanted to scare me into stopping.

    I solved the problem by sucking both thumbs in even measures so they'd be the same size.

    Parental Lies 0, Child Logic 1

    My neighbours told me if I watched 'too much' telly (ie they watched hardly any) I'd end up with square eyes. Bastards - I was a trusting child and believed them. I used to check my eyes in the mirror at regular intervals. They ended up getting divorced after hubby had an affair, so their enthusiasm for telling lies caught up with them in the end :).

    What is that utter shite about leaving a fork in the top of an opened champagne bottle to keep it fizzy overnight? My missus believes that. I prefer to drain the bottle before bedtime.
     
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    I'm sure the Fire Brigade would have something to say about that one.
     
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    Sew rags to your back, sew sorrow to your bones. Don't wear green on friday 13th( my school uniform was green so Dad would be on edge all day). Always go out the door you came in otherwise you would take their luck. Don't have a green car. Don't take snowdrops indoors or someone will die. Don't walk under ladders and oh so many more, growing up with my Dad and Gran was quite terrifying!
     
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    I see a hell of a lot of snowdrops outdoors but people just keep on dying. Didn't Dad and Gran notice that too?
     
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    Dont sit on a concrete/stone step or you'll get farmer giles.
     
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