Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:31 AM
Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:14 PM
Here are some more that I can think of. Some may be Turkish; others, Islamic. Obviously, there's a bleedover:
1. Pour a bucket of water at the back of a vehicle before a long trip.
2. Drink warm water after ice cream so you don't get sick.
3. Make sure to throw out nail and hair clippings (so you don't get a spell put on you).
4. Don't have pictures hanging around- again, that attracts the evil eye. Same with bragging. Of if you must talk about good things, you should say "Alhamduillah" (sp?) to bless it. And "Inshallah" whenever you talk about future plans.
5. Don't tell your dreams to people. If you MUST tell, say it to the water. (Dreams contain messages- some may be from Allah, others, from not so good places, so you don't want to put them into action.)
6. Don't say the three letter word that starts with a "J" and ends with "N" or you may attract them.
There are TONS more, but this should get the conversation rolling!
Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:28 PM
Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:52 PM
If your left hand is itches, you will receive money. If your right hand itches you will spend money.
- To break a mirror brings bad luck
- Never hand knives or scissors directly to a person as you will argue
Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:50 PM
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 01:55 AM
-drinking cold water (or adding ice to any drink) will make you sick (all the water coolers in the school were unplugged)
-if a kid gets sweaty, change his/her clothes ASAP (which is ridiculous if you consider the fact that the body sweats in order to cool it down when it gets too hot)
-fresh air in the building will make the kids sick (so keep all the windows and doors sealed up tight so that the germs are trapped inside!)
-if the thermometer drops below 20deg bundle them up in a heavy jacket, scarf and hat before letting them outside (okay 20deg is an exaggeration, but not by much)
and I just don't get this one at all: -white bread slathered with enormous amounts of chocolate spread (nutella et al) makes a healthy breakfast...
Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:29 AM
If you get a sore throat it's because you've eaten or drunk something cold but funnily enough this doesn't seem to apply to beer!
You missed out that if you swallow an animal hair it will also make you ill. (Human hair seems to be exempt from this)
I've hunted on the internet to find if there is any evidence to back up this idea but, other than someone who works in a fur factory, there doesn't seem to be anything to substantiate it.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 01:56 PM
Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:12 PM
In England, the tradition used to be that if you gave a knife or scissors to someone you should give at least a penny back to the person, lest the knife cuts your friendship. I remember that the Queen had a problem with this one many years ago as someone gave her a pair of scissors to cut a ribbon at a school or hospital and she had to ask her aide to hand her a penny since she never carries money.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:54 PM
With the number of scissors the queen has used to cut ribbons you'd think she'd have a purseful handy!
Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:09 PM
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:27 AM
This morning I had some cold water from the jug in the fridge...am I on the floor wishing the dear lord to make it stop? Nope.
On a more serious (and worrying) note, my wife burnt her leg last week at a concert. She tripped over and fell on a spot lamp and suffered 2nd degree burns to her calf. Now she's been to three different doctors because she didn't trust any of their diagnoses but the fourth doctor she trusted because the doctor.....said hello to a cleaning lady. Also her mother (my MiL) is now making noises about the fact that all this happened because my wife gossiped about me to another lady (married to an English guy)....you couldn't make it up!
Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:37 PM
Hope Mrs Clinky's leg is healing well.