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#1    Nxt2Hvn

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Posted 04 November 2003 - 07:49 PM

Here are a couple of my favorite....

If you dream of death it's a sign of a birth, if you dream of birth, it's a sign of death.

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Posted 04 November 2003 - 08:35 PM

I've always been fond of the superstition surrounding the play Macbeth.  In theater troups, it's refered to as "the Scottish play" or "that play" because it's believed saying the real name will bring really bad luck to a theater's next production.  Bad luck as in, somebody involved with the play will die.  Ah, I love the theater...      

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Posted 04 November 2003 - 11:34 PM

I still follow the old magpie rhyme its said if you see the number of magpie in a group the following is reflected in your day:

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

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 12:15 AM

BA - it's a bit pessimistic that one as most of the time you only see one!  

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 06:18 AM

I've always liked the magpie one too. Except, I always thought it was for sneezes  blush.gif
And I quite often sneeze in twos so it was all good cool.gif



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Posted 27 November 2003 - 09:48 AM

I love the Magpie superstition, and you shouldn't never really just see the one, that's why it's unlucky, as Magpies are known for staying in pairs, you never see one without the other. So always look for its mate if you see a MAgpie alone! It shouldn't be far off!

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10 for a bird you must not miss!

I love all the superstitions, I'll never walk under a ladder and I take extra care on Friday 13th! I've never had a black cat cross my path before so I'm lucky there wink2.gif

Oh and I will still never look into a mirror and say 'CANDYMAN' three times!  scared.gif  


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Posted 27 November 2003 - 04:10 PM

Hi!

I don't think I'm superstitios... Not much..

I had an exam on friday 13th! But I got the best grade!!
So maybe friday 13th is good for me.

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 04:35 PM

Mine are pretty stereotypical. Being a performer most of my life, the phrase “Break a leg” was used quite often prior to a performance.

When it comes to some lucky situation that has presented itself, the phase “knock on wood” is exclaimed quite often. But I usually find myself knocking on my head more than wood itself…


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Posted 27 November 2003 - 04:54 PM

Funnily enough, I did the exact same thing the other day when I was asking a guy when the release date for the next expansion back for NWN was...he said "Friday the 28th...but it might be pushed back, so knock on wood."

I knocked on my head huh.gif ....and waddaya know, it was pushed back crying.gif  

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 05:40 PM

Oh, I forgot that one! "Knock on wood"
In Norway we say "Bank i bordet" Wich means somethig like "knock on the table" I guess it originated from "knock on wood".

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Posted 28 November 2003 - 09:41 AM

  Must say I never realised how often I was superstitious  before becoming a waitress ,now  when I spill the salt it's automatic to pinch it with my right hand and throw it over my left  shoulder ,and into the eyes of the devil or so the superstition goes and I never ever mention the fact I've gone a while without breaking a plate/cup dish of some kind with out touching wood immediately afterwards ..  

  and I allways make sure I'm wearing my lucky sock's  before going to work  thumbsup.gif  


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Posted 29 November 2003 - 02:04 PM

QUOTE (pappagooch @ Nov 27 2003, 03:35 PM)
But I usually find myself knocking on my head more than wood itself…

Same here! I'm constantly doing that like it's a habit. The fact that that phrase is used in my house a lot doesn't help me break the habit tho  huh.gif

I've always been fond of the black cat superstition, but I beleive that it gives you good luck instead of bad.  grin2.gif

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Posted 29 November 2003 - 02:48 PM

Has to be the Candyman trtick,sit in the dark in the bathroom,look into the mirror and repeat Candyman five times.No bloody way thank you very much. scared.gif  

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Posted 29 November 2003 - 06:06 PM

What's the deal with the candyman? I always heard of him and everything...but what does he do? Does he do the same thing as Bloody Mary?

I've heard many things on Bloody Mary, a few are :
1) She rips your face off with her teeth
2) She stratches your face up
3) She pulls you into the mirror with her

Does Candyman do any of those things?Just wondering.

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Posted 29 November 2003 - 09:38 PM

Doesn't candyman come and kill you with his hook hands?

I think they're both sily things to believe.....but that doesn't mean I have the guts to try. dontgetit.gif  

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