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#1    Maureen_jacobs

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:16 AM

What are some of your superstitions?

Mine are,

No shoes on any table
No hairbrush or comb on any dining table
No hangars on door knobs


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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:22 AM

My grandmother had a strange one. If she ever accidentally opened a can upside down, she'd throw the food away. Something about inviting death into the family. She'd also never use a broom from one house in another because you could move spirits from one house to another.

Edited by Likely Guy, 18 May 2014 - 12:25 AM.


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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:24 AM

View PostMaureen_jacobs, on 18 May 2014 - 12:16 AM, said:

Mine are,

No shoes on any table
No hairbrush or comb on any dining table
No hangars on door knobs

What's the reasoning?


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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:38 AM

I dont have any but my father has a strange one that if you eat fish of any kind, and drink milk in the same meal, you'll be poisoned and die.

I've seen **** that'll turn you WHITE!


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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:50 AM

Sometimes i flip a coin to make a decision when i cant decide between two things. But I feel if i go with the way the coin didnt tell me to go then things are going to turn out bad :innocent:

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:52 PM

Shoes on the table was supposed to presage a fight.

I had not heard of the other two, but hangers on doorknobs are a nuisance anyway unless the door is more or less permanently open.  

According to my late mother, when thunderstorms were about her grandmother used to cover the mirrors in the house to prevent the lightning coming inside.  Apparently a Scots thing.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 12:53 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 18 May 2014 - 12:24 AM, said:



What's the reasoning?

No idea....

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:14 AM

View PostMaureen_jacobs, on 20 May 2014 - 12:53 AM, said:

No idea....

Yeah, like Codenwarra (welcome to UM, btw :) ) alluded to, 'shoes on a table' has a reason for the superstition.

Another one my grandmother had was a wild bird in the house, mean't a death in the family.

eta: This grandmother was Irish.

Edited by Likely Guy, 20 May 2014 - 01:15 AM.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 04:02 AM

Don't look under my bed, that's the boogey-mans domain

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 04:08 PM

I never tie my right shoelace before my left.I have been doing this since I was a kid, I don't know why but it has no doubt stopped the world from being destroyed so far :)


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 04:37 PM

I don't walk under ladders.

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 01:16 PM

View PostScheming B, on 18 May 2014 - 12:38 AM, said:

I dont have any but my father has a strange one that if you eat fish of any kind, and drink milk in the same meal, you'll be poisoned and die.

Thank God I've survived!

Anyway back to superstitions, there're quite a few that I can remember(my parents are rather superstitious people):

1) Do not cut your fingernails after 6. The nails will allow the spirit to turn into someone who looks like you. (No idea how it works though..)
2) Do not sing/whistle at night. Spirits will be attracted to you and follow you.
3)Not eating/slicing an apple at midnight. You'll see the face of your future husband in your reflection and that's definitely not something you want to see.

Well that's all I can remember for now. It presently seems rather interesting to me, but when I was a kid and my parents told me these - man, it freaked me out real bad.

Edited by pallorprofile, 26 May 2014 - 01:33 PM.

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#13    ReaperS_ParadoX

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 06:36 PM

I can't sleep at night with my closet cracked, or any clothes sticking out of my dresser drawers.  But this is probably related to my OCD and not all out superstition, my family didn't really have any superstition's to my recollection. Which seems odd because I have a huge family and where spaced out all over this globe.  So some of them might actually have superstitions that I don't know about.
I gotta question though would it be considered a superstition to the person who actually believes it? or would it be considered real, If only at least to them

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:47 PM

I feel like if I update my life insurance policy or my emergency contact information, those things will be used soon afterwards.


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Posted 28 May 2014 - 07:56 PM

View Postscowl, on 26 May 2014 - 09:47 PM, said:

I feel like if I update my life insurance policy or my emergency contact information, those things will be used soon afterwards.

Iv actually heard that one before.

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