Monday, September 10, 2007


I swiped this from List Verse and here is my take on them.

According to the dictionary, Superstition is an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear. There are superstitions for almost all aspects of our daily lives and most have unknown origins. Sometimes they are logical (for example, don't walk under a ladder) but most of the time they are ridiculous. Some people can become controlled by their superstitions (such as the fear of walking on cracks) which is very unhealthy. Here is a list of 20 weird superstitions.

1. A bird in the house is a sign of a death. This one my family believes in. Maybe because when all 3 of my grandparents died, a bird had been in the house within a week or so before their death.

2. A loaf of bread should never be turned upside down after a slice has been cut from it. Umm, we buy presliced bread and what happens if you do turn it upside down?

3. Never take a broom along when you move. Throw it out and buy a new one. Oops, well, does it count if I left mine at my old house?

4. If the first butterfly you see in the year is white, you will have good luck all year.Do moths count? 'cause most of the time I can't tell the difference. I call B/S on this one.

5. If a black cat walks towards you, it brings good fortune, but if it walks away, it takes the good luck with it. Well, I just figure out what my problem is. I have 2 black cats, that explains it all right there.

6. An acorn at the window will keep lightning out. Never heard of this one, wonder if you have to put them in all the windows or just one?

7. A dog howling at night when someone in the house is sick is a bad omen. Never heard of this one either. Although I'm not sure I could hear the sounds of a dog howling if someone was getting sick. I'm sure their retching would drown out all sound.

8. It's bad luck to leave a house through a different door than the one used to come into it. Yeah, our family believes in this one too. Although I can't say that it has made a huge impact on my life.

9. A horseshoe hung in the bedroom will keep nightmares away. Another oops, ours is overtop the doorway in the foyer. Besides I have dreamcatchers for the nightmares.

10. If you catch a falling leaf on the first day of autumn you will not catch a cold all winter. What happens if you catch the first snowflake?

11. If a mirror in the house falls and breaks by itself, someone in the house will die soon. Never heard of this one either, but I know if your Grandma's picture falls, you better watch out, she ain't happy with you. In fact, Grandma fell off the wall so many times at my house, I finally just took her picture down.

12. Dropping an umbrella on the floor means that there will be a murder in the house. I wonder if someone's head is between the umbrella and the floor is the reason there would be a murder?

13. All windows should be opened at the moment of death so that the soul can leave. If you keep the window open, they will catch their death of cold and die anyway, so what is the point in freezing the whole house? And besides that, we aren't heating all of Botetourt, now are we?

14. If the groom drops the wedding band during the ceremony, the marriage is doomed. Hmm, yet another answer to my quest for the reason my marriage didn't work out.

15. To dream of a lizard is a sign that you have a secret enemy. Nope, I know all my enemies, no need for them to remain a secret.

16. If a friend gives you a knife, you should give him a coin, or your friendship will soon be broken. The only knife I've ever been given by a friend was one in the back, so I guess this one is true.

17. You should never start a trip on Friday or you will meet misfortune.Especially if it's a Friday the 13th.

18. Dream of running: a sign of a big change in your life. I always remember chasing someone while running, so not sure if this one is true or not.

19. If a clock which has not been working suddenly chimes, there will be a death in the family. Thank goodness there are no clocks with chimes in our house.

20. It is bad luck to light three cigarettes with the same match. I only smoke 1 cigarette at a time and I use a zippo, so I think I'm good on this one.

And one that Steve and I just had happen:

If you open a knife, then you have to close it or you will cut yourself. He didn't know about that one, good thing I caught him, I don't need any more bad luck.

Sorry, had to edit it so everyone could read it!

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