Halloween Thursday 13: Are you superstitious? Or just plain weird.

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My Thirteen Worst Superstitions of all time! Are you superstitious?

1. Breaking mirrors: 7 years bad luck if you do. No thanks!

2. Walking under ladders: A can of paint of the head or something much, much worse? I’d rather not take the risk!

3. The number of the beast: 666 I can’t help it but it just makes me uneasy! Weird, I know. Maybe it’s the devil in me…

4. Break a leg: This well known idiom in theatre means good luck, but it’s bad luck to say good luck with these chaps. So I don’t! Why break a leg makes them sigh with relief, I shall never know.

5. The saying that accidents and bad luck always come in threes: I think comes from the ‘Three on a Match‘ superstition, which dates back to the soldiers of the Crimean War. Wherever it comes from, I still think it. After two mishaps – I’m automatically wondering when the next mishap is going to happen!

6. Wearing green at weddings: Don’t know why, but I was once told it’s unlucky to wear green at anybody’s wedding. For them or me?

7. Black Cats: I’m prone to black cats walking across my path. I owned one a while back and had no chance! I lived to tell the ‘tail’.

8. The Ravens at the Tower of London: Legend dictates that, if the ravens ever leave, the Tower will fall and the Kingdom will fall. Wouldn’t want to be around if that happened!

9. To knock on wood: I always do this to avoid tempting fate after saying stuff like ‘thankfully I’ve not had a cold all year,’ does it work? Who knows? LOL The expression is usually used in the hope that a good thing will continue to occur after it has been acknowledged and to prevent it from going completely tits up. Don’t believe me? *Knock Knock*

10. The OSCAR Love Curse: Thankfully I am never going to win an Oscar Award for Best Actress, but plenty of ladies have and look what happened to them

11. Spilling salt: There’s always a devil on our left shoulder to throw it back at, apparently!

12. Friday 13th: Great Film, though. According to Wiki the asteroid 99942 Apophis will make a close encounter with Earth, closer than the orbits of communication satellites, on Friday, April 13, 2029 — Best wear your hard hats everyone. *Gulp*

13. The number thirteen: Unlucky for some is having Triskaidekaphobia – a fear of this number! Thankfully I’ve personally always loved this number and found it lucky for me. 😀

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8 thoughts on “Halloween Thursday 13: Are you superstitious? Or just plain weird.

  1. I think I still throw salt out of habit but I’ve never paid enough attention to be sure. One I do still have from being tiny is when I’m walking with someone closely I don’t like to split apart to go around an object. I’d prefer to cross on the same side. It’s my mom’s fault, something about splitting your luck. *headshake* Ah the things we inherit *grin*

    Happy TT,

    ~Xakara
    13 Inspirational Sentences

  2. I do remember the salt over the shoulder one, but had forgotten all about it until I read it just now 🙂

    The black cat crossing your path? I usually find it creates good fortune for me.

    Things coming in threes. I’m just NOT going there. I even have three sets of three in nine months! None of them good.

    666 the devil’s number, I’d never heard of until a couple of months ago 🙂 So obviously if anything changes now, I’ll put it down to the power of the subconscious.

    If there’s no one around, I’ll walk under ladders, but them I’m bloody-minded like that!!

    Alice,- wow, I bet you weren’t popular for a while!

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