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Old Wives tales your parents scare you with


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#61    Aim4TheHead

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:13 AM

My grandma would tell us we better go straight to bed and not make any noise or else La Llorona was going to come and get us.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:50 AM

Has anybody heard about Lock Jaw? Now the story would freak you out "If you were a Kid".Was only told once and it stuck with me to this day,thing that nightmares are mad of and how Lock Jaw would steal your soul after he nailed your jaw shut with a rusty nail.


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Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:25 PM

In elementary school I decided to stick some beans up my nose. My mom had to take me to doctors to get them out. She told me I should not put beans in my nose. Because They will grow and turn into a big beanstalk like in "Jack & the beanstalk". :-o


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Posted 27 September 2012 - 02:13 PM

I remember watching a news story about some factory so I asked my dad what it was... he said it was called a Dam, and it was where bad little boys got made into custard. Dunno where the Dam came from, maybe it was a hydro-electric dam or something.

I did my damndest to never get into trouble! :unsure2:

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:35 PM

View Postdreamgoddess2011, on 22 September 2012 - 02:25 PM, said:

In elementary school I decided to stick some beans up my nose. My mom had to take me to doctors to get them out. She told me I should not put beans in my nose. Because They will grow and turn into a big beanstalk like in "Jack & the beanstalk". :-o

I recall a kid in my elementary school doing the same thing at lunch as a joke, but fortunately the beans didn't stay stuck in his nose. He blew them out...

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:38 PM

Another zinger my dad told me was that Santa Clause was always spying on me thru the smoke detectors we had in the house, and we had one in almost every single room. My dad was a firefighter so go figure.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:05 AM

I've not been on here for a bit, but I was pleased to see this topic.  My mom and grandmother had quite a few old wives tales that they used to scare me.  Three that stick out immediately in my mind are:

If you don't hold your breath while driving/riding/walking past a graveyard, a spirit will enter your mouth and possess you.
The devil comes around after midnight and if you're awake, he takes you back to hell with him. - This one.. well, if my gramma heard me up watching television after midnight, she'd make her voice really deep and try to scare me.  It worked when I was younger. This also stuck in my head when I would wake up in the middle of the night.  I'd just lay there in my bed looking at the shadows to make sure "he" wasn't coming to take me away.  That makes it quite difficult to fall back to sleep, I found.
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Edited by ImaLoner, 16 October 2012 - 09:08 AM.


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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:35 PM

I know it's not an old wives tale and not scary but I can remember believing the older kids in our street when they told me that if you planted the core of an apple you'd just eaten, it would grow into an apple tree some day.  Am still waiting on my 2,381 apple trees to sprout.  :(

Edited by Eldorado, 16 October 2012 - 02:36 PM.


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Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:30 PM

I thought of another one and thought I'd add it.  I was told that if you hear a knock at the door, always look to see who is there, because if you open the door and no one is there, it is death coming to claim someone in your house.  Apparently, by opening the door, you've now let the bugger in.  I still check to see if anyone is there before I open it.  I'm not superstitious, it's just a habit for me, I think.  Eldorado, I'd never heard the one about planting an apple core.  The only one involving seeds was one mentioned previously.  It was always watermelon seeds and if you swallowed them, you'd grow a watermelon in your stomach.  I remember being around 4 and my dad had told me, as he had told me before, only there was a woman present at our neighborhood Brunswick Stew who was pregnant.  He said that the woman had swallowed a watermelon seed and that was the result.  I had all sorts of terrible images in my head of what would happen to that poor lady once the watermelon was ripe.


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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:07 PM

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:09 PM

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:30 PM

My mom told me once when I lied about something, that Satan was standing behind the Peach tree in the front yard, looking at me as we walked to the car. -_-

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:15 AM

In my country old women say that it's not good to turn the bread upside down and dispose of garbage after dark ..

Also, one of the most stupid superstitions ever that we have (which my best friend really sticks to) is "Don't sing on Friday, coz you'll cry on Sunday".
I wonder how this one came to be ..

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:04 PM

The Far Side as a parenting manual:

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Go to bed or the floating balloon of death will get you
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Some similarities/variations on existing themes:

"Step on a crack - break your momma's back" - If Devo said it then it must be true...

"Seeds will grow in your stomach" - in the days before seedless varieties this made eating watermelons very time-consuming. It took me years to overcome a fear of passionfruit.

Confusion over guerrillas/gorillas - "Why are they fighting monkeys?!?"

"Gum doesn't digest and will get stuck in your stomach"

"Fear and respect the escalator":


"Sitting too close to the TV will make you go blind" - I suppose that is better than "Move your fat head!"


A couple of new ones:

"Eat your bread crusts and your hair will grow curly" - supposedly a good thing...

Frogs give you warts.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:10 PM

View PostThe Unseen, on 22 September 2012 - 05:50 AM, said:

Has anybody heard about Lock Jaw? Now the story would freak you out "If you were a Kid".Was only told once and it stuck with me to this day,thing that nightmares are mad of and how Lock Jaw would steal your soul after he nailed your jaw shut with a rusty nail.

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