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If you want to see a friend again, then don't ever say goodbye to them on a bridge.

Never take a broom with you when moving house - buy a new one.

If your ear is burning, then someone is talking about you. To determine whether what they are saying is good or bad, remember this rhyme, - Left for love, Right for spite!

See a penny, pick it up; all day long you'll have good luck.

If after leaving your house, you turn back to fetch something, you must sit down when you get indoors and count backwards from seven, in order to avoid ill luck

Fingers Crossed - By making the sign of the Christian faith with our fingers, evil spirits would be prevented from destroying our chances of good fortune.

Good Luck: Knock on Wood - It was believed that good spirits lived in trees, and that by knocking on anything made from wood, we could call upon these spirits for protection against misfortune.

In North America, it's bad luck if a black cat crosses your path and good luck if a white cat crosses your path. In Britain and Ireland, it's the opposite.


The dropping of a knife foretells the visit of a man friend in the near future.

Lightning will never strike a person when he is asleep, nor will it visit a house in which a fire is burning.

If you give anyone an empty purse he will never be blessed with riches. Place a coin inside it for luck.

If your shoelace persists in coming untied, take it as an omen that you are about to receive a fortunate letter or some kind of good news.

People once believed the soul could escape from the body when a person sneezed. To stop this from happening, people ask God to bless and so to protect the person who sneezes.

The number of Xs in the palm of your right hand is the number of children you will have.

If an eyelash falls out, put it on the back of the hand, make a wish and throw it over your shoulder. If it flies off the hand the wish will be granted.

God Bless You - When someone sneezes his or her heart stops a beat. By saying God bless you; it merely thanks God for allowing the heart to continue beating again considering if it had stopped they would not be alive.




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Posted: 20 January 2005 at 2:21pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by sai14

Good Luck: Knock on Wood - It was believed that good spirits lived in trees, and that by knocking on anything made from wood, we could call upon these spirits for protection against misfortune.

I always knock on wood when me or someone else says something negative because I think that it keeps me safe. I know its silly.Smile

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Posted: 21 January 2005 at 8:09am | IP Logged
Thanks a lot Sai...Sometimes even I follow these superstitions...Ouch

Edited by SONYA_K - 21 January 2005 at 8:10am
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Posted: 21 January 2005 at 3:12pm | IP Logged
thanks Sai!! Yeah, I also believe in a few of these--i.e. knocking on wood, putting a coin inside a purse, and picking up a penny if it's laying around.
But some are downright weird----throwing an eyelash over the shoulder?????? Confused
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Posted: 21 January 2005 at 4:16pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by anjali308

But some are downright weird----throwing an eyelash over the shoulder??????

Welll....My mom made me do that when I was young and now its a habitEmbarrassed...If I dont have time to throw it over my shoulder I just blow it off the back of my hand LOLLOL

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Posted: 21 January 2005 at 4:53pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by sai14

 

The number of Xs in the palm of your right hand is the number of children you will have.

wow then i'll be having 10 kidsLOL

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Posted: 21 January 2005 at 5:40pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by MysticaMagic

Originally posted by anjali308

But some are downright weird----throwing an eyelash over the shoulder??????

Welll....My mom made me do that when I was young and now its a habitEmbarrassed...If I dont have time to throw it over my shoulder I just blow it off the back of my hand LOLLOL



ooooh ok, sorry about that yaar---wouldn't have said it was weird had I known you did i tEmbarrassed....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, i might try it next time (i need all the luck i can get Confused)
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THANKS! Clap

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