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Superstitions....Share yours

  1. dejajolie profile image59
    dejajolieposted 7 years ago

    I love to hear Superstitions passed down generations and to see the differences/similarities between cultures, what are some of the superstitions you have heard.


    Ex:
    Never put a womans purse on the floor, her money will go out the door.

    Don't sweep a mans fee or he will go to jail.


    I must admit, I never do the first one.........lol

    1. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      when I go to sleep at night, I put my purse on my bedroom floor...
      perhaps I will take heed and see what happens. big_smile

      1. dejajolie profile image59
        dejajolieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        yeah let me know how that works out....wink

    2. pylos26 profile image78
      pylos26posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Superstition and stupidity are synomynous.

      1. dejajolie profile image59
        dejajolieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Says the cynic....OR it could just be Good fun, senseless traditions passed down from generation to generation if not for anything good conversation starters.....

  2. rhamson profile image76
    rhamsonposted 7 years ago

    Never shave on game day!

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Never tell a skier to break a leg. big_smile

  4. Black Lilly profile image59
    Black Lillyposted 7 years ago

    Always put the toilet seat down - otherwise you are letiing money out of your house.

    (this one I think has something to do with Feng Shui, but I heard it from a man)

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      Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I thought it had to do with 1:30 AM cold butt syndrome.  big_smile

      1. Black Lilly profile image59
        Black Lillyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        big_smile
        that one works on men very well, though big_smile

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          Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, thanks. Top of my list....big_smile

          1. Black Lilly profile image59
            Black Lillyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            ok, an update: that one works very well on men AND sheep.

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              Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you. You are most kind.

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yes, it does stem from feng shui...supposedly it lets negative energies into the dwelling and sucks out positive ones. neutral

      my father used to have this weird thing about putting hats on beds and shoes on the floor outside the bedroom door. he said don't do either of those things because it was bad luck. weirrrd... i don't do either, only because that's stuck in my head, although i don't believe it.

  5. Jonathan Janco profile image80
    Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago

    If images of something really bad come to mind, just say 'no' outloud and it will prevent it from happening.

    1. Ivorwen profile image83
      Ivorwenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Didn't know this was a superstition, but have practiced it, as I find saying 'no outloud keeps me from dwelling on it.

      Other than that, I do keep an eye on the ravens and magpies in my yard. smile

    2. dejajolie profile image59
      dejajolieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm going to try this one.....I hate when bad images come to me and I can't get rid of them

  6. Larry Gee profile image60
    Larry Geeposted 7 years ago

    When you see a magpie always salute it and say 'hi Mr Magpie'
    It's bad luck if you don't and good luck if you do!  How much good luck depends on how many you see at once:

    1 for sorrow
    2 for joy
    3 for a girl
    4 for a boy
    5 for silver
    6 for gold
    7 for a secret never to be told

    1. Black Lilly profile image59
      Black Lillyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Do pigeons count?

  7. prettydarkhorse profile image65
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    never give a handkerchief to the one you love as a gift, it will just use to dry your tears and he will make you cry

  8. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    Logic and Evolution are the devil!

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    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

    Putting a hat on a bed will bring you bad luck soon.

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    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

    Telling your wife that her sister is tighter than she is will get you thrown out of the house.

    1. maudine_05 profile image59
      maudine_05posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ABSOLUTELY!!! nyahahaahaah...LOL!!!!

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Um, I don't see how that would work.

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    Don't sleep with your wife during that time of the month. It will decrease your mojo in the hunt. The native americans believed this and would have their wives sleep in another lodge at that time.

    1. mega1 profile image78
      mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      not only that but during that time she is "unclean"  so he would have to take a lot of extra showers I guess.

  13. myownworld profile image80
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    I believe if i go into religious forums, my happiness will be jinxed! yikes

    1. dejajolie profile image59
      dejajolieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol

  14. Black Lilly profile image59
    Black Lillyposted 7 years ago

    A black cat crossing your way is a bad omen.

    Never believed that one though.

    1. myownworld profile image80
      myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      how about a black lilly in the way...? wink

      1. Jonathan Janco profile image80
        Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No, apparently having a Black Lilly cross your path is a good omen.

        1. Black Lilly profile image59
          Black Lillyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Cross your path and in the way are two different things... big_smile

          1. myownworld profile image80
            myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            wink yeah..lilly make jonathan's day!

          2. Jonathan Janco profile image80
            Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            That I can't attest to. No one gets in my way except me. But many cross my path.

      2. Black Lilly profile image59
        Black Lillyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        well, it depends whether you're a woman or a man...

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          bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          How about a surfing eye ball with wings?

          1. myownworld profile image80
            myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            oh is that what it is?? I've been staring at it for a while now....in vain....yikes

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              bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Do you like it?  It's a painting by Von Franco

              1. myownworld profile image80
                myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                yes, i like you from every new angle....wink

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                  bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  And now I have wings!

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      bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This Halloween, I went on a haunted hay ride under a full moon, and had a black cat walk in front of my truck on the way home.  Nothing happened.

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    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

    If you go to bed with an itchy butt, you will wake up with a smelly finger

    1. myownworld profile image80
      myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hmm...sounds more like common sense to me!
      (plus consideration for your partner! yikes)

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        bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        All I can say is that I wash my hands every morning as soon as I get out of bed.

  16. dejajolie profile image59
    dejajolieposted 7 years ago

    If you are walking with someone and there is a pole, don't split it, it will bring bad luck you each have to walk around it on the same side


    Don't step on the cracks on the sidewalk or you will break your mother's back (think this was more of a childhood game)

    If you break a mirror you will have 13 years bad luck

    Don't buy your partner shoes as a gift or they will walk out of your life

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    Justine76posted 7 years ago

    superstitions......i dont really believe in any, but i try to not break mirrors

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      bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well that's a good habit to get into!  Buying new mirrors gets really old after awhile.

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        Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        i try, ive  broken a few.

    2. myownworld profile image80
      myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I say break 'em justine...and let's bring it on!!! wink

      (yeah...blood come flying to us now!)

  18. jaybojas profile image61
    jaybojasposted 7 years ago

    Do not sweep out the door at night, For you will sweep out what you have.  sweep it together in one place or in a dust pan and trash it.smile

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      bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Can you sweep out of the door during the day?

  19. myownworld profile image80
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    (((wondering if justine's managed to do the deed afterall!)))

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      bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That sounds like a good time....(What deed are you talking about?)

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        Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      whoa.....wich deed?  that sounds kinda personal....   smile

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        bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm not the only one in the dark with that one.  Or do you like the lights on?

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          ummmm depends on the time of day

          1. myownworld profile image80
            myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            he means the darkest hour of course! big_smile

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              bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              There are many dark hours now.  How is a guy to choose the darkest?

      2. myownworld profile image80
        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL!! u people have quite an imagination....I just meant breaking a mirror! yikes
        ok. out with it: what did u mean blood and what it was u were thinking j??

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          bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Well who's face is red now?  I was mearly wonding if you were suggesting a round of bedroom olympics

          1. myownworld profile image80
            myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            red face? who me?? (*looks innocently around...)

            besides, u can change the avatar....but there's no hiding that dirty one tracked mind!! lol

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              bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              My mind is like my bed sheets, absolutely filthy...

              1. myownworld profile image80
                myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                lol

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol just kidding around....remember some other thread about faking? the 3 of us gonna get a “time out” eventually.

  20. Black Lilly profile image59
    Black Lillyposted 7 years ago

    Hey, when is bedroom olympics?

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      im good at sprinting..
      lol

      1. Black Lilly profile image59
        Black Lillyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        big_smile big_smile big_smile
        well, I'd like to know the kinds of sports involved. And also who's in. You know, choose the best...

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          bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Don't worry, everyone's a winner at these games

          1. Black Lilly profile image59
            Black Lillyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Winning is not the goal, we only aim to participate...

        2. Jonathan Janco profile image80
          Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Decathlon is my specialty;)

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        bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm good at jousting

        1. myownworld profile image80
          myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          gymnastics!!

          1. Black Lilly profile image59
            Black Lillyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            someone for a boxing round or marathon?

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      bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Depends on which event you are interested in..

      1. Black Lilly profile image59
        Black Lillyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        make a list big_smile

  21. Sally's Trove profile image98
    Sally's Troveposted 7 years ago

    Never put shoes on a table.  Not even new ones still in their boxes as you come home from a shopping spree.  Bad luck will visit your house if you do.  I learned this from the Hungarian mother of a friend I had as a child.  I wonder if anyone knows more about this superstition?

    1. dejajolie profile image59
      dejajolieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No I haven't heard this one....although I couldn't imagine putting shoes on the table that weren't new and in the box (dirty shoes on the table ????)

  22. dejajolie profile image59
    dejajolieposted 7 years ago

    Here's an idea lets stay on topic or create a new Hub where people can talk about anything, Oh wait one was created called "Here's a Hub about Nothing" This isn't it..........wink

    I appreciate the comments, however pages and pages of personal comments that have nothing to do with the forum is annoying to the Forum Creator (well Me anyway)


    So............

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      bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I do apollogize.  Things have a way of getting off topic when I'm around.

      1. dejajolie profile image59
        dejajolieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hmmmm *steps away from forum to read bloodnlatex profile/hubs*

      2. mega1 profile image78
        mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You're just bragging.

    2. myownworld profile image80
      myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      sorry D. never realized we were breaking a rule here. ok. we stay out! smile

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You two are a bad influence on the rest of us. big_smile

      2. dejajolie profile image59
        dejajolieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Oh Gosh, not a rule, just courtesy I guess

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          your right, it is a courtesy. sorry, didnt mean to be rude. ill be good now.  smile  my hat questions were genuine i never heard that before.

          1. dejajolie profile image59
            dejajolieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            No Prob...same here I never heard that which is why I asked Why would someone want to wear two hats? lol

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              Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              ha ha ha you too? I missed it when you said that. I think maybe a hat and a hoodie count?
              I thought of one I sort try to do for real, never walk under a ladder.
              My ex's mother, once got some deli meat, the price came to 6.66, she screamed "the mark of the devil" and said she didnt want it, threw the package on the counter and left the store. I was sooooo embaressed!!!

              1. dejajolie profile image59
                dejajolieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                lol I was going to say 666....yeah everytime I see that # I cringe a little I admit (movies, pop culture) but I wouldn't deny it if someone handed me &66,666 hahaha

      3. Jonathan Janco profile image80
        Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It's bad luck to force people back on topic;)

  23. cocopreme profile image90
    cocopremeposted 7 years ago

    It is supposed to be bad luck to put up the Christmas tree before Thanksgiving.  You are also supposed to keep the tree up until after New Year's.

    You are supposed to get off of the same side of the bed that you got on.

    Wearing two hats on your head is bad luck.

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      who wears 2 hats? is it bad luck if they are only on your head? can you wear hats somewhere else?

      1. cocopreme profile image90
        cocopremeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, it's only bad luck if the hats are on your head.  It comes up more than you would think.  For instance, if you are wearing a hat and then you arrive at a party where party favor hats are being passed out.  You shouldn't put the favor hat on top of the other. 

        My husband wears a fedora a lot and I tend to try to put silly hats on him in stores.  He always has to remind me of the superstition.

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          OH! I see.   smile

    2. dejajolie profile image59
      dejajolieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      (what would prompt this....lol)

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Never kiss a dead fish on Sundays( I made that up; hoping it sticks).

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      at first i thought it said STINKS...ha ha

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well, if it were several weeks old, I imagine it would....lol

  25. Valerie F profile image61
    Valerie Fposted 7 years ago

    I don't really subscribe to any superstition. I only call my favorite hiking stick the Lucky Fourteener because I found it on a hike up one of Colorado's Collegiate Peaks. It was just the right length and width for me and sturdy enough to serve me well on that hike- and many, many more, so I do consider it fortuitous that I had found it.

    1. mega1 profile image78
      mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I heard on the news the other night something about how in Boulder CO they're trying out some new legal pot thing - so just thinking that might be lucky for ya - altho I'm probably just projecting.  possibly that has something to do with your Lucky Fourteener thing - or not - you weren't smokin' anything were ya?smile

      1. Valerie F profile image61
        Valerie Fposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You know, altitude sickness is bad enough and summitting narrow 14,000+ mountain peaks is dangerous enough without deliberately polluting my lungs or impairing my judgment.

        You're obviously smoking something if you think pot had anything to do with me finding a hiking stick.

        1. mega1 profile image78
          mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'm not smokin - I mean I'm very sober and clean etc. but should have taken your hiking stick a bit more seriously - sorry - please forgive my impertinence.  and now back to the thread . . .

  26. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    I've always heard that when you can't think of a good superstition appropriate for the situation, count to ten and you'll be less angry about it! smile

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    sandra rinckposted 7 years ago

    Well, I use to have this superstition about putting your purse on the floor.

    My mom use to tell me that putting your purse on the floor was bad luck and doing so take your money away. 

    So I never put my purse on the floor.  Then one day I was talking with Misha and I told him about it and he started laughing at me.

    I said, what is so funny.  He goes... well... you don't have any money so obviously it doesn't matter. wink lol lol lol

    1. dejajolie profile image59
      dejajolieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol, yeah same here but I still don't put my purse on the floor

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        sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol me neither.

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Oh, okay; I'll stick to real superstitions(trods off slowly).

  29. dejajolie profile image59
    dejajolieposted 7 years ago

    It's not possible for me to force anything.....*tongue in cheek* It's bad luck to assume I'm forcing...

    It was just an observation and suggestion I thought it more polite if forums weren't "hi-jacked" and totally taken off topic and turned into another "hub" isn't that the purpose of creating Hubs-to discuss the topic presented.....maybe it's me???  Anyhow no harm, no foul!........I digress


    It's bad luck to rip up or discard a picture of yourself...something bad will happen to you

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      sure its mroe polite to not hi-jack. some threads are sort of built for hi-jacking, like...what are you doing..some really are more for a single topic. I personaly tend to get really off topic of any topic I am ever invlolved in here or otherwise.. Its not intented to be rude, although it IS rude. I am sorry. I think things would go so much smoother if people would consider ohters feelings once in a while, not just thier own "rights" or whatever. dejajolie has a valid point, its not a big deal to chit chat somewhere else. anyway, Im done now. I swear Im going...just my 2 cents.  smile

  30. linquish profile image61
    linquishposted 7 years ago

    don't stab yourself with knife.It increase your chance to die.

    1. dejajolie profile image59
      dejajolieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol maybe more in the lines of common sense

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    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

    I'll be good and focused now.  Nothing but superstitions!

    An acorn should be carried to bring luck and ensure a long life.
     
    An acorn at the window will keep lightning out

    1. dejajolie profile image59
      dejajolieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      huh, wow never heard either

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    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

    Seeing an ambulance is very unlucky unless you pinch your nose or hold your breath until you see a black or a brown dog.

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

    Placing a bed facing north and south brings misfortune.
     
    You must get out of bed on the same side that you get in or you will have bad luck.
     
    When making the bed, don't interrupt your work, or you will spend a restless night in it.

    If a bee enters your home, it's a sign that you will soon have a visitor. If you kill the bee, you will have bad luck, or the visitor will be unpleasant.
     
    A swarm of bees settling on a roof is an omen that the house will burn down.

    A bird in the house is a sign of a death.
     
    If a robin flies into a room through a window, death will shortly follow.

    To protect yourself from witches, wear a blue bead.

    Before slicing a new loaf of bread, make the sign of the cross on it. 
     
    A loaf of bread should never be turned upside down after a slice has been cut from it.

    If you say good-bye to a friend on a bridge, you will never see each other again.

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      shit, Im screwed....

      1. dejajolie profile image59
        dejajolieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol, think that about covers everyone

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          bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          How about it.

    2. dejajolie profile image59
      dejajolieposted 7 years ago in reply to this
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    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

    Do not lean a broom against a bed. The evil spirits in the broom will cast a spell on the bed.
     
    If you sweep trash out the door after dark, it will bring a stranger to visit.
     
    If someone is sweeping the floor and sweeps over your feet, you'll never get married.
     
    Never take a broom along when you move. Throw it out and buy a new one.
     
    To prevent an unwelcome guest from returning, sweep out the room they stayed in immediately after they leave.

    If a candle lighted as part of a ceremony blows out, it is a sign that evil spirits are nearby.

    If a black cat walks towards you, it brings good fortune, but if it walks away, it takes the good luck with it.
     
    Keep cats away from babies because they "suck the breath" of the child.
     
    A cat onboard a ship is considered to bring luck.

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I had a cat once that insited on sleeping on my babies face. we had to get rid of it...the baby was to tiny to roll over and get away from the suffocating stupid cat.
      if you spill salt throw it over your left shoulder...something about luck...

      1. dejajolie profile image59
        dejajolieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        And thus I am a Dog Lover!!!! wink

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    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

    Want more?  I can do this for days!

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you should do a hub, like, find out how they got started and stuff. most superstitions have a grain of truth to them, like the cat taking baby's breath. others are religous based, or were used as a means to control people. Id do it, but ill forget by tomorrow....

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        bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That's a great idea!  I wonder if there is a supersition about making money from writing about supersitions?

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          he who makes money...spends it.
          thats more like a fortune cookie thing....ill keep thinking...

  35. Valerie F profile image61
    Valerie Fposted 7 years ago

    You must get out of bed on the same side that you get in or you will have bad luck.

    -------------

    There may be practical reasons for this. If getting up on the opposite side of the bed means you have to climb over your still-sleeping spouse or smacking yourself against the wall against which your bed is set, then yeah, that could bring you bad luck.

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      thats me, bed against the wall, hubby sleeps thru EVERYTHING!!  lol

  36. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    This isn't a superstition, but I'm terrified of tornadoes!

    My grandmother believed that burying the dish rag under the front porch steps would get rid of warts.

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    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

    Well I've to to get some work done or my boss will fire me....That's the truth!

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    He who eats fortune cookies without first reading them is fated to suffer the exact opposite of it.

    1. Valerie F profile image61
      Valerie Fposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      He or she who eats fortune cookies without first opening and reading the fortunes is likely to ingest paper and ink.

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Um, good point. big_smile

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    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

    I always say yes mam and no mam to a woman with a gun or a knife on the third friday of every month.

  40. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Sneak, if she's armed, you'd beter stick with the "yes ma'ams." I wouldn't say "no" to a woman with a weapon!

    1. Jonathan Janco profile image80
      Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It's bad luck to argue w/ a woman w/ a weapon.
      But in my opinion, a woman IS a weapon!

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You're right! But if she asked if I was eyeballing her I'd be affraid to say yes ma'am!

  41. maudine_05 profile image59
    maudine_05posted 7 years ago

    it is a badluck to give pearl earring to an unmarried woman as this is consider as tears,that woman will always be heart broken and end up being single.

    1. dejajolie profile image59
      dejajolieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I never liked pearls anyway.....wink

  42. The Rope profile image59
    The Ropeposted 7 years ago

    Just remember you asked for this...
    Superstition #1  "Never wash clothes on New Year's Day or someone you love will die."  Whew!  Then to prove the point, my mother retold the following: when her sister (my aunt) was 20 she decided that the superstition was just that and decided to wash her clothes anyway, her father (my grandfather) died 3 days later.    I promise each hubber here that while I don't "believe" in superstitions, this is not one any of my siblings or myself ever challenge.

    Of course then there's Sperstition #2 that I grew up with "Whatever you do on New Year's day you will do all year long."  Guess that's why I'm always behind on the laundry every year?  lol  lol

    1. dejajolie profile image59
      dejajolieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My grandmother always makes sure all the laundry is clean before the new year comes in... I don't know the Superstition behind that exactly...maybe it's along the same lines I'll have to ask

  43. Larry Gee profile image60
    Larry Geeposted 7 years ago

    Find a penny pick it up,all day long you'll have good luck!

    1. The Rope profile image59
      The Ropeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "But never pick up a penny if it is tails up."  I don't subscribe to this one myself - I pick up ALL pennies...

      1. dejajolie profile image59
        dejajolieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Know this one too!

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    my wee man must always  point left of my underwear.

    1. dejajolie profile image59
      dejajolieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL Or????

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        ralwusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well???

  45. Valerie F profile image61
    Valerie Fposted 7 years ago

    There are a lot of superstitions around weddings, but I only indulged in a few not because I thought, say, that a sixpence in my shoe would bring my husband and me prosperity, but because I appreciated the hope and the good wishes that coin in my shoe symbolized.

    And other superstitions and traditions can be good for laughs. (My daughter caught the bouquet at my sister's wedding. According to superstition, none of the girls there will be getting married for a loooooong time.)

    1. The Rope profile image59
      The Ropeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hadn't heard that...only heard that the one to catch the bouquet would be the next one married.

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    Pacal Votanposted 7 years ago

    Mine is: don't be superstitious or you won't get traffic at Hubpages.

    And Lo! I don't get traffic. Not that I was doing anything about it. lol

 
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