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Drop a knife? Get ready for a visitor.

Here are a few more superstitions:
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.

If the bottom of your right foot itches, you are going to take a trip.

Pulling out a gray or white hair will cause ten more to grow in its place.

If you secretly put your toenail clippings in a glass of lemonade and make someone drink it, then that person is supposed to fall in love with you.

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

Itchy Nose? Beware — you’re going to have a quarrel with someone.

Cross your fingers to make wish. Bad luck is trapped at the point where the two fingers meet so when we cross our fingers, we stop the bad luck from escaping and allow our wishes to come true.

God Bless You. During the sixth century, it was tradition  to congratulate people who sneezed because people then believed that sneezing helped expel evil from their bodies. Years later, when a plague took over Europe, and people began sneezing violently, the Pope passed a law. Since sneezing meant that the person was going to die of plague, people were required to bless the person who sneezed.

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8 comments

1 ANTONIO L ULIVARRI { 05.01.14 at 9:15 pm }

What does it mean when your palm itches and don’t say that you gotta wash your hands

2 Kay Rohde { 10.22.10 at 8:11 am }

Sneeze on Monday, sneeze for danger,
Sneeze on Tuesday, kiss a stranger.
Sneeze on Wednesday, receive a letter,
Sneeze on Thursday, something better.
Sneeze on Friday, sneeze for sorrow,
Sneeze on Saturday, see your lover tomorrow.
Sneeze on Sunday your safety seek,
Or the devil will have you the rest of the week!

3 Amy E { 10.22.10 at 12:10 am }

I always heard that if you shoes squeaked than you will come into money. If your nose itched than someone was thinking about you, and if the broom fell over than company was coming. To get rid of a wart you should rub a silver dollar on it and throw it over a fence and when someone picked it up your wort would go with them.

4 Jeannette Zarazun { 10.21.10 at 6:47 pm }

I was taught that when the left palm was itchy, you’d recieve money within a couple of days and when the right palm was itchy, you’d be giving money away.
When you have an itchy nose, you’d kiss a fool.
When a knife was dropped, a man would be visiting soon, a spoon, was a woman and a fork is a couple.
Thanks for letting me share :)

5 Shirlena Philbin { 10.21.10 at 5:21 pm }

Growing up I was always told that if your left palm itched, you would receive money.
Also, if your ears were burning someone was talking about you.

6 Penny Smith { 05.18.10 at 4:00 pm }

I always heard “Drop a spoon, company soon.”

7 dlmadigan { 05.17.10 at 10:36 am }

I have always heard that if your right palm itches you will shake hands with a preacher and if the left one itches you will receive some money.

8 Lisa Crosby { 05.14.10 at 1:09 pm }

I was always to taught to Bless someone when they sneezed, but only because it was said your Heart stops beating or skips a beat when you sneeze! The nose itching, here in the South, was said to be; someone is coming to visit with a hole in their breeches!
Also heard the eyelash wish; the pull out a gray/white Hair & it will grow 10 more;, BUT never heard about the toe-nail clippings in any beverage?? If the person found out, it may cause them to throw-up!!! That’ a riot…. What about the itchy palm, meaning getting a monetary gift or something?

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