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It's Friday the 13th tomorrow,if nay of you are brave enough to play with the witchcraft that is the internet on such a day, it would be fun to know what crazy or odd superstions you have heard of.Or examples of any coming true.
Heres a couple for starters. (My mum has many)
Never pick up dropped spoons, this came to light as my Dad skidded across the kitchen on a spoon nearly breaking his neck.
Don't put new shoes on a table. My mum once rugby tackled me in front of a new girlfreind as i headed towards a table with some new trainers.
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Doesn't say much for your Mum, if your Dad nearly broke his neck on a spoon, because she wouldn't pick it up !!! LOL
She's very superstitious, unfortunately my sister, my dad and me, are not.
We tend to make use of my Mums superstions as a source of entertainment, wicked lot that we are.
Never cross someone on the stairs, my gran would never go down or up if somebody was already coming the other way ...it really would be bad luck if you got wedged half way up because both need to lose a few pounds :o)
Yep, thats another one my Mum beleives in.
You'ld be there forever in a car park or an office block.
I guess you could use the lift.
I am a strong believer in the not passing on the stairs, for some time at work it was @the thing@ to wait at the bottom for me to come down, then someone to start to come up the stairs and I would turn back and have to start again..... .very amusing entertainment for my work mates!
Though, I believe that most superstitions have very simple explanations as to their origin, except the ridiculously stupid ones of course!!
eg: bad luck to pass on the stairs because the banister is only on one side and someone could fall down
Dont walk under a ladder in case something falls on your head
I've got an odd one of my own.
I never listen to the music of a band i'm going to see on the day of the gig.
I can't remember how this came about, but i've stuck to it for years now.
Magpies. I always recite the poem 'one for sorrow' etc (remember the ITV programme 'Magpie'?) depending pn how many magpies I see. A mate told me that he always said 'Morning Captain' when he saw a magpie. Since then, I've done both!
Hey I like this idea - Fun Friday on a Thursday! On telly recently in a test the nation programme on driving, they gave out facts that the worst car accidents happen on a Friday in February in blue cars if you're a Capricorn. This fits my daughters description perfectly she has a blue car, capricorn etc. so I have told her she is not to drive tomorrow, especially it being the 13th - scary!
I've heard that too Dave - that you should acknowledge a lone magpie. However the word I heard was 'salute' but a subtle nod and mutter is all any lone magpie is getting from me.
My grandmother told me this one - that when you get a sudden tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, you should start counting slowly, and when the ringing stops, that number corresponds to the letter of the alphabet which begins the name of the person who is thinking about you.
Here's one .. whenever you have good fortune, remember to pass it on with a kind word or deed at the very next opportunity.
My sister was told "if you keep a piece of string in your purse it will never be empty". She kept a piece for many years, then anounced what she'd done and for how long one day, as a 'tip'. I couldn't stop laughing! The string went in the bin....
On Friday the thirteenth you should touch your forelock thirteen times with your right hand while facing SSW, standing on your left leg in a bucket of lentils with a Badger under your left arm, while singing 'The hills are alive...'
This should be repeated on the hour from 7pm till midnight.
If any one is going to perform this, please let us all know, so we can have good laugh and maybe take some piccys.
Ivan I don't have a forelock as such. I have a sort of fringe though. Will that do, or will I have to compensate by substituting custard for lentils?
The fringe is OK but not the custard.
Suet would be OK though.
Don't forget your Badger ;o)
(or a Beaver in an emergency)
theres the usual throwing a pinch of salt over your left shoulder if you spill any. oh if you say touch wood you actually have to touch a piece of wood (or the neaest persons head lol) oh and if an ambulance passes you, you are supposed to cross yourself, or maybe thats a catholic thing! (not that im a catholic (sp??) but i went to a catholic school) umm not sure if this is superstitious but i keep a dream catcher on my window and i keep my taro cards in a silk bag! i do have a black cat and i do have a broom in the cupboard but as far as i know im not a witch lol!
im sure i had more superstitions...!
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