Scottish Old Wives Tales
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Old Wives Tales.
There are a lot of so called old wives tales,which have been passed from generation to generation,some people swear by them and others laugh them off.I don't know if they work or if they don't if you know of any that have worked for you please say in the comments box.
Below is a list of Scottish "Old Wives tales".
1) If you find whilst washing the dishes 2 spoons in a teacup,It is a sign that there will soon be a wedding in the family,3 tea spoons in a tea cup signify's a new baby in the family.
2)To predict the sex of a baby: Suspend a wedding band held by a piece of thread over the palm of the pregnant girl. If the ring swings in an oval or circular motion the baby will be a girl. If the ring swings in a straight line the baby will be a boy.
3)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.
4)If you sweep trash out the door after dark, it will bring a stranger to visit.
5)To drop a comb while you are combing your hair is a sign of a coming disappointment.
6)Make the foot of the bed before the head, or else my dear, you'll never wed.
7)If a single woman sleeps with a piece of wedding cake under her pillow, she will dream of her future husband.
8)Dandelion root tea will promote psychic powers. This same tea, steaming and placed beside the bed, will call spirits.
9)Lemon and whiskey take away a cough.
10)If you're getting sick, unpeel a garlic clove and put it in your mouth. Leave it there for as long as you can stand it; then chop it up, leave it in the air for 20 minutes, and eat it. Just don't kiss anybody.
11)An onion cut in half and placed under the bed of a sick person will draw off fever and poisons.
12)For migraines stand in a bucket of cold water.
13)If you break a double strawberry in half and share it with someone, you will fall in love with each other.
14)When peeling an apple, peel all in one piece from top to bottom or vice versa,(it has to be the whole peel), and then throw the peel over your left shoulder. When it lands on the floor look for a shape of a letter - it will be the letter of your future husband.
15)Don't sing at the table, you'll marry a crazy person.
16)If you find a penny face up, pick it up for good luck. If it is face down, turn it over and leave it for the next person to find and have good luck! .
17)If you spill the salt, throw it over your shoulder for good luck, it is said that this scares bad spirits away.
18)If you use the same pencil to take a test that you used for studying for the test,
the pencil will remember the answers.
19)If your right palm itches, money is coming your way.If your left palm itches, money will be paid out.
20)If you want a boy, drink cola products, eat more red meats and stick with salty snacks like pretzels and chips. If it's a girl you desire, both partners should eat lots of vegetables and fish and bulk up on sweets-especially chocolate!.
There a millions of "Old wives tales" even if they don't work they are fun conversation pieces.
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