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Old 01-25-2021, 06:07 AM   #31
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So there is no chance for my cousin Nigel's Yorkshire Bakery and Funeral Parlor? He'll sure get a rise out of that news!
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Old 01-25-2021, 01:16 PM   #32
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I dunno, Drummer Dude looked pretty stiff. At yeast he should quit loafing around and rattle them bones a little harder.
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Old 01-25-2021, 09:29 PM   #33
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My mom & dad are African/Caribbean (with traces of various European mixture) - in our culture it's bad luck to call a child by his/her real name, so almost everyone has a nickname that's nothing like their real name. And on top of that, people often have a 3rd name that makes fun of some characteristic - for example, a friend of mine with a big head is called "Headless". Kind of mean but funny. It's an old African tradition brought over to the New World by slaves & their descendants.
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If you drop a table knife expect a male visitor, if you drop a fork a female visitor.

Crossed cutlery on your plate and expect a quarrel.

Leave a white tablecloth on a table overnight and expect a death.
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Old 01-27-2021, 01:11 PM   #35
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One ancient British superstition holds that if a child rides on a bear's back it will be protected from whooping-cough. (Bears used to roam Britain but now they are not seen on our shores)
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Old 01-30-2021, 01:00 PM   #36
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In some parts of the UK meeting two or three Ravens together is considered really bad. One very English superstition concerns the tame Ravens at the Tower of London. It is believed if they leave then the crown of England will be lost.
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Old 01-30-2021, 02:24 PM   #37
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Hmmm, Bet a dude could have made a fair pocket of change if he had a trained bear and a saddle back in the day!
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Bananas are considered bad luck on a ship as are Women.
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It is said to be bad luck if you see bats flying and hear their cries. In the middle ages it was believed that witches were closely associated with bats.
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If a Sparrow enters a house it is an omen of death to one of the people who live there. In some areas it is believed that to avoid bad luck, any Sparrow caught must be immediately killed otherwise the person who caught it will die.
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In some areas black Rabbits are thought to host the souls of human beings. White Rabbits are said to be really witches and some believe that saying 'White Rabbit' on the first day of each month brings luck. A common lucky charm is a Rabbit's foot, but not for the Rabbit.
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It is thought very unlucky to have the feathers of a Peacock within the home or handle anything made with them. This is possibly because of the eye shape present upon these feathers i.e. the Evil-Eye associated with wickedness.
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In some areas black Rabbits are thought to host the souls of human beings. White Rabbits are said to be really witches and some believe that saying 'White Rabbit' on the first day of each month brings luck. A common lucky charm is a Rabbit's foot, but not for the Rabbit.
When I was a kid in the 1990's rabbit's feet became popular for good luck. Especially with girls in my school; they would often have a fake rabbit's foot dyed a "girly" color, with pink or purple fur. For some reason the craze died out around 1993 - 1994.
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When I was a kid in the 1990's rabbit's feet became popular for good luck. Especially with girls in my school; they would often have a fake rabbit's foot dyed a "girly" color, with pink or purple fur. For some reason the craze died out around 1993 - 1994.
Pretty obvious really....the rabbits ran out of feet
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