Posted 17 January 2004 - 08:36 PM
Posted 20 March 2004 - 11:44 AM
after eating, the plate needs to be removed before the person leaves home, because the "purpose" for which he is leaving is supposed to be "under the plate" gosh!!!
Crows bring in unwanted guests or even Death :o
Posted 20 March 2004 - 07:59 PM
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Posted 01 April 2004 - 10:12 PM
Some superstitions began when something bad happened after a certain individual did a certain thing, or saw a certain thing - and then this person warned others about it. Perhaps a black cat crossed someone's path once and a stroke of bad luck befell him. So he told others that it is bad luck for a black cat to cross one's path. And it caught on.
Regarding the number 13, some of you are right on: the fear of 13 is based on the witches coven, which consisted of 13 people. But then, so was Christ and his 12 disciples.
Posted 01 April 2004 - 10:44 PM
lol, you got a point there, something happened to someone somewhere sometime! ooppps is that way too complicated? afterall its all in our mind ;D
Posted 03 April 2004 - 06:31 PM
Posted 04 April 2004 - 11:01 AM
No BAD_WORD, dude. Here in China, the number 4 is considered the most unlucky of all numbers. The reason why is because in Chinese 4 is 'SI' which is also the same sound (but different tone) of 'death'. That is why there are a lot of buildings here that will not have a fourth floor, lol. But the building that I currently live in goes one or two steps further...it not only does not have a fourth floor, but has also cut out the 13 AND 14 floor! So although I live on the 15th floor, it's really only a 12 story building!
Also, since childhood I've learned that you are to never whistle in the dark...that invites demons to come out and get ya! [smiley=cwm31.gif]And my grandmother always tells me that when 'moss' forms on the moon, it will rain the next day.
But the number I always see is 23. After my college roomate told me that once you notice the number 23, you will ALWAYS see it everywhere! lol Supposedly it means the 2 stands for a woman and the 3, a man. Add them together and you get 5, the number of people...lol. But I have NO problems with 13...hence why I have that number after my name! ;D To me, 13 has always been lucky, so take THAT, supersitions!
Posted 11 April 2004 - 02:45 AM
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Posted 30 April 2004 - 06:48 AM
i've also heard that if you break a mirror you shouldn't move a single piece or even touch the broken mirror for 7 hours. this way you'll only receive 7 hours bad luck instead of 7 years
Posted 30 April 2004 - 09:27 AM
How about the supersition about rocking an empty rocking chair. That is something forbidden in my home. I have heard two versions of this story (1) that it would count out the number of years left in your life and (2) that it would invite spirits into your home.
Posted 02 May 2004 - 04:43 AM
And thank you for clarifying the 13 at a dinner party...never knew that either!
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