Old Wives Tales And Common Superstitions
Are you superstitious?
Here's a collection of old wives tales and superstitions... The funny, the silly, the ridiculous and the most common superstitions!
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OLD WIVES TALES ABOUT BIRTHDAYS:
- If you blow out all of your candles at once on your Birthday your wish will come true.
- When you're cutting your birthday cake don't touch the plate with the knife or your wish won't come true.
OLD WIVES TALES ABOUT DREAMS:
- Your first dream in a new year will come true.
- When someone appears in your dream it's because they are missing you.
OLD WIVES TALES ABOUT HEALTH:
- If you rub Vicks on your feet you'll stop your cough.
- Drinking cranberry juice prevents urinary tract infections.
- If you have a cold rug up and sleep with lots of blankets - you'll sweat it out during the night.
- Put your hands over your mouth when you sneeze so that your soul doesn't come out.
- Be sure someone says "Bless you!" when you sneeze to scare the devil away.
- Cracking your knuckles will cause Arthritis.
- If your ears are ringing, someone is talking about you.
- If your left palm is itchy you're going to come into money.
- If your right palm is itchy you're going to have money taken from you.
- You can cure a sty by rubbing it with a gold ring.
- Warm hands mean a cold hear. Cold hands mean a warm heart.
- If you have a pimple on your tongue you have told a lie.
- Eating carrots makes your eyes blue.
OLD WIVES TALES ABOUT HAIR:
- If you eat your crust your hair will grow curly.
- Don't brush your hair at night or you'll forget everything you've learned all day.
- If you go to bed with wet hair you'll wake up with a cold.
- Drinking beer will put hairs on your chest.
OLD WIVES TALES ABOUT LUCK:
- Bad luck comes in three's.
- Cross your fingers when you wish for something to happen.
- If you break a mirror you'll have 7 years bad luck.
- It's bad luck to walk under a ladder.
- 13 is an unlucky number.
- You'll have bad luck if you put your shoes on the table.
- You'll have bad luck if you open up an umbrella inside.
- You'll have bad luck if a black cat crosses your path.
- You'll have good luck when you find a four leaf clover.
- You'll have good luck if you find a horse-shoe.
- A rabbit's foot will bring you good luck.
- You'll have good luck if you wear your clothes inside out.
- If you find a coin heads up you'll have good luck.
- It's bad luck to give someone a purse as a gift without a coin in it.
- Wearing an opal will bring you bad luck if it is not your birth stone.
- Make a wish on a wishbone. Break it and if you get the longest bone your wish will come true.
OLD WIVES TALES ABOUT WEATHER:
- When you hear Cookaburra's in the morning it means there's going to be a storm.
- When it's a full moon people go a little crazy.
- If a cat sneezes there will be rain.
MORE OLD WIVES TALES:
- For a happy marriage a bride should wear something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.
- Garlic will protect you from evil spirits.
- At the end of the rainbow is a pot of gold.
- If you see a shooting star say "Money, money, money!" out loud and money will come to you.
- A cat has 9 lives.
- Knock on wood so you don't jinx yourself!
- Pick a daisy and say "He loves me" and "He loves me not" for each petal you pick off. If you end up on "He loves me" than he does!
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