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Old Wives tales your parents scare you with


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#1    None of the above

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:35 PM

I think these really come into their own when you have a kid and have to decide if you are going to traumatise them by repeating these 'cautionary tales'.
Here are a few that I remember:

"Don't tread on the cracks in the pavement or the Bears will get you"

"Stay away from the edges of the escalator and step off quickly or you'll get sucked under"

"Stop pulling faces or the wind will change and you'll get stuck like it"

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:49 PM

Wash behind your ears or you'll grow taters.  Clean under your bed or monsters will grow under there. (Dad was kind of mad at Mom for that one. He lost a lot of sleep, over it.)   Don't eat the watermelon seeds it will grow in you stomach.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:54 PM

View PostAtlantia, on 04 September 2012 - 03:35 PM, said:

"Stay away from the edges of the escalator and step off quickly or you'll get sucked under"

I remember this one! I still think about that every time I'm on an escalator. lol

My mom used to always tell me not to step on top of sewer grates because I would fall in and be stuck underground forever.  She now denies doing this, but I remember!  I believed her for years and started crying when my cousin decided to prove her wrong one day.  I kept waiting for him to fall in and when he didn't, I was furious that I had believed that it would happen. I rebelled by jumping on top of every sewer I came across for months. :P


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:10 PM

Mine used to tell me the watermelon seed thing, too.

Also to stay out of the woods or the haints will get you. Haint is the southern term for ghost by the way.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:21 PM

View PostRockabyeBillie, on 04 September 2012 - 04:10 PM, said:

Mine used to tell me the watermelon seed thing, too.



So did mine, but she included grape seeds as well, a cross-cultural scary tale?!


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:37 PM

Go to bed or the floating balloon of death will get you


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:53 PM

My mom got the idea somewhere that playing in a sprinkler would cause polio or make me sick and susceptible to polio? She is a very intelligent woman, I have no idea why she thought this when i was a kid. So, anyway, I was the only kid on the block who could not play in the lawn sprinkler.

From other kids not my parents: Don't swallow your gum or your stomach will stick together.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:04 PM

Don't be licking the same ice cream as your friends... you'll catch germs.  You can share with your Mum though.  Mums don't have germs.


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:32 PM

Your giving away all the secrets of the ancients.


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:57 PM

If you poor coke on pork worms will crawl out of the meat.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:20 PM

View PostOld Man Waffles, on 04 September 2012 - 04:37 PM, said:

Go to bed or the floating balloon of death will get you

Whoa! Random and very dark!

Brilliant replies people!!!
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:21 PM

Yeah my parents are scary lol


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:44 PM

My grandmother used to tell me this one,and I think its based in something old,and where all seed stories come from .
My grandmother was born in the 1800s so ...old.
She always said to never swallow apple seeds,or an apple tree would grow in my stomach.
Other kids knew this one as well,and from what I know now,a lot of seeds,including apple ,contain arsenic .
If an adult swallows a small amt of arsenic ,it won't hurt them,but a child,even small doses are dangerous .

Edited by Simbi Laveau, 04 September 2012 - 07:45 PM.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:32 PM

If you keep misbehaving you'll be sent to Maggie Murphy's Home for Bad Children where you are beaten senseless night and day by Cinderella's cousins who are even uglier and crueller than her step-sisters!
And if that doesn't buck your ideas up, you'll be going straight to The Bad Fire *satanic music*.

*normal music* (All for peein' in the sink... pfft)

Edited by Eldorado, 04 September 2012 - 08:58 PM.


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:40 PM

Brush your teeth or the Tooth Fairy will get uppity and want more.

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