Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Superstitious

An illustration by Diana Evans

Are you superstitious? I guess I am. My gran used to tell us not to walk under ladders, to try and avoid cracks and if you see a black cat crossing your path, proceed with caution.
If you spill salt, pinch it with your right hand and throw it over your left shoulder.
They have become little things that are quirky and cute. Don't get me wrong, I'm not extreme, they're just fun!
It got me thinking though. There are some people who take superstitions very seriously, but I don't wanna dwell on that. Let's talk fun.
Here are some of the fun ones:
  • Rats leaving a ship means the sink will ship.
  • Dogs eating grass, brings rain.
  • A frog brings good luck to the house it enters.
  • A spider spinning in the morning is good luck.
  • Carry an acorn to bring luck & ensure a long life.
  • It is bad luck to change a horses name.
  • It is bad luck to see an owl in sunlight.
  • If you have an itchy nose, shake hands with someone. It will stop a quarrel.
  • Ringing bells means a new angel received wings.
  • When a boy is born under the waning moon, the next birth will be a girl, and vice versa.
  • Never give a knife as a housewarming present, or your new neighbor will become an enemy.
  • Cut your hair on Good Friday to prevent headaches in the year to come.
  • To drop a comb while you are combing your hair is a sign of a coming disappointment.
  • When someone dies and they're buried, if the person was evil, weeds will grow.
  • If your bra strap keeps falling down it means a loved one is thinking of you.
  • It's good luck hearing crickets singing.
  • It's good luck cutting your hair during a storm.

I could go on and on, but they're cute and sweet.

11 comments:

Len said...

lol, the people here are going crazy over the fact that Germany made it in the semi-finals of the european soccer championship, so there are a lot of people saying they must watch the next game in a specific way, in the exact same way they watch the last match where Germany won! (e.g. only at home, only while eating pizza, I even know a guy who asked his girlfriend to rearrange the furniture in the living room!)

The Blonde Blogshell said...

No ways Len! That is hysterical!!
Hahaha... I think it's cute, but it's not cute if they suddenly say you have to wear the same (unwashed) underwear the day they got into the semi-finals!

I've known someone to do that. I draw the line!! HAHAHAHA

Tamara said...

Putting your shoes on the table invites death, accoridng to my gran.

Why would anyone stick their shoes on the table anyway.

sweets said...

the only thing that happened when my dog ate grass was him barfing on my carpet :)

MidniteGem said...

my little superstitious thing is when an ambulance goes passed with its lights and sirens on i touch my head and then my toes and say to myself "touch my head, touch my toes, hope i never have to go in one of those". Have done this since i was 3

The Blonde Blogshell said...

I've heard of that Tamara... interesting one! ;-)

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Sweets, hilarious! Mine too...raining vomit I suppose! LOL

The Blonde Blogshell said...

No Waaaays Midnite Gem...I forgot about that, but I do that too!!!! I thought I was the only one!! Awesome!!

MidniteGem said...

LOL - No ways!!! i've never met someone that does that ! my sister taught it to me at 3 and just cant stop now cause i've done it for 23 years of my life.

The Blonde Blogshell said...

My gran taught me...it's been handed down to all of us...my mom, aunt, sister and cousins! Can you believe it? Ha ha!

MidniteGem said...

THat is so brilliant ! yay !