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Do Tell: What are Your Superstitions?

Can you believe it's already Friday the 13th again? If you didn't get a chance to dish about your superstitions last time, here's your chance! Some people think it's bad luck to open an umbrella inside, while others refuse to walk under ladders.

So, ladies, do tell, what are your superstitions?

poprockz99 poprockz99 9 years
im not sure if this is a superstition. but my mother used to scare me with this all the time. don't point at the cemetery or the spirits of the dead will come into your room at night and bite your fingers off.
Frida2 Frida2 10 years
Poor cute black cats!! Black cats are actually very good if u want to eliminate bad energy. And in Mexico its said that black cats scare away spirits that try to harm u, so think twice next time u see a black cat ;)
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 10 years
Indians are also superstitious people, my mom, grandmoms, aunties all still believe in them. In the village my grandma stays in, they believe that you shouldn't go into the fields or woods from 12:00 to 4:00 pm cuz apparently thats when all the spirits and snakes roam around- I'm terrified of running into either so I totally stay in when I'm visiting her! :)
gigglesss gigglesss 10 years
ok so lets see..I wont pick up any coin off the ground unless its heads up, no umbrellas in the house, break a mirror bad luck for 7 years(only 6 years to go =\ lol), Wont go under a ladder, i wont eat a grilled cheese unless its cut diagonally,i wish on 11:11,i knock on wood, and i go to catholic schools so..i deff believe wht Marci said sure theres more ive adapted from my family haha
facin8me facin8me 10 years
I'm not superstitious about anything, but I do have a good luck charm that I trot out for very special occasions. When I was eleven my mom gave me this little plastic "bear in a bunny suit" to take with me to a debate I was in. Ever since then, my bear in a bunny suit has been with me for SATs, GREs, and most recently my qualifying exam in graduate school. I'm a grown a*s woman and I've got this bear in a bunny suit sitting next to my laptop while I'm defending my thesis proposal. But hey, I haven't failed yet...
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 10 years
-no umbrellas indoors -no walking under ladders -leave a tails up penny alone -CAREFUL with mirrors (god forbid it breaks!) -knock on wood -the list goes on....
Trixie6 Trixie6 10 years
The birthday person has to make the first cut in the cake and he/she has to be given the first piece of cake or it's bad luck for the rest of the year.
designergirl designergirl 10 years
Yup, same here- if it's going too well, then you better be careful.
Tiinnaaaa Tiinnaaaa 10 years
I dont really believe in any superstitions.. hahah ok i get a little freaked out if i break a mirror or see a black cat, but im not sure if i really belive it...
candy-apple candy-apple 10 years
looool @ Marci i think that's true for catholics around the globe (i went to a catholic school..)
Marci Marci 10 years
I was raised Irish Catholic, so I have the year round superstition that if things are going too well, something really bad is going to happen.
lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
i use to have a bunch, but now just the belief that luck comes in "waves" and they can be either good or bad. the chinese have a saying i heard once that goes something like this "once bad luck finds you it remembers where you live". and i think the same it true for good luck.
honey31 honey31 10 years
I dont have any and I own a black cat and he is as normal as any other cat!In Ireland a black cat is considered good luck!
geenbean geenbean 10 years
What is the oysters thing...? I don't get it! I'm not really supersitious, but I still make a wish if I look at a clock at 11:11 and I hesitate picking up tails-up pennies. So silly! Oh and snowyday, I was always told the same thing. I think it is just something someone made up for the person who got shit on feel better :) Damn those jersey seagulls.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 10 years
I pick my feet up when driving across train tracks and count until the age I'll be on my next birthday. Sometimes I even do this while I'm driving... I also hold my breath when passing cemeteries; my mom used to say: It's not polite to breathe in front of those who can't. My grandfather passed away on Friday the 13th several years ago, and our cat died that same day 2 years later. So on that July 13th my mom always calls us to tell us to be careful. But normal Friday the 13ths don't bug me. Wonder what the folklore is behind Friday the 13th.
a-gentle-rain a-gentle-rain 10 years
I make a wish at 11:11 (better than 3:33 because its four of the same number instead of three) or when I naturally lose an eyelash. I have this bodywash i put a dab of on my stomach if I want good luck. I have lucky underwear. I used to have a cat that was black, so I never really thought that was bad luck. I walked under a ladder today. Nothing happened.
Deba Deba 10 years
about the bag
Deba Deba 10 years
carito my mom says that all the time!
carito8 carito8 10 years
I don't hang or put my bag on the floor cause the money will go easily, always pay with my right hand and receive with my left one, I don't brush my hair sitting on the bed, don't take the salt directly from someone hand when they pass it to you...and a couple more but I don't see them as superstitions I just do them automatically.
kendalheart kendalheart 10 years
Oh wait i just realized that spilling salt..then you have to throw some over your shoulder!
kendalheart kendalheart 10 years
Very interesting candy apple! The only one i aviod is walking under ladders...other than that, i dont have any! Oh wait there is the groom not seeing the bride in her dress before the wedding!
snowdaytoday snowdaytoday 10 years
A sea gull shat on my back while sunbathing at the Jersey shore. My friends said it was good luck. I'm not so sure about that one...
Deba Deba 10 years
My parents are from Costa Rica and they have a lot of things: -In January is someone gives you San Agusting flowers put them, in your pocket and you will have money for the rest of the year - Never break a mirror, its bad luck for 7 years - Throwing salt on the ground its bad luck - Stepping on a dog's shit its good luck - Bird's shit its good luck -Dreaming with snakes something bad its going to happen/ you have an enemy
calibabi calibabi 10 years
i'll also only pick up a penny if it is face-up. otherwise it's bad luck.
calibabi calibabi 10 years
i didn't even realize it was friday the 13th until just now! i always make a wish every time i see a digital clock displaying all the same numbers (3:33, 4:44, etc.).
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