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Ive been with my wife for 20 years and in that 20 years Ive learned so many old wives tales. From cows sitting down means its gonna rain to walking over 3 drains

Do you know any that you swear by?

27 days ago
What do you think of this?
nicolajaynehend27 days ago

These are some of the old wives tales that I grow up with. Never walk under a ladder. Put your new shoes or any shoes on the table. When you drop a glove never say thank you. If you do it's bad luck. When you give a new pures or wallet has a gift all ways put money in it. Never break or drop a mirror. Never ever say good buy. if a picture drops of the wall and falls to the ground some one as pass away. 🎅

RachHC27 days ago

I’m forever being told ‘cracking your knuckles will cause arthritis’ i do it a lot but couldn’t stop 🙈

Sitting too close to the tv will give you square eyes is another classic in our family 🙈

Sugarbabe27 days ago

Your eyes are bigger than your belly ( if you eat too much food ). Eat your crusts as they will make your hair grow curly. Eat your carrots so you can see better in the dark. Image

MrsCraig27 days ago

My Granny always used to say don't put new shoes on a table, so my mum always used to say it and now I say it. My dad always told me to eat my crusts as my hair would go curly and that carrots would help me see in the dark. He would also say touch wood, which is something we still do.

ACR26 days ago

I like the one about magpies, as I frequently see them. I don't take it that seriously, but do prefer seeing two rather than one. There are a number of regional variations in interpreting numbers, for example in Northampton three magpies apparently denote an impending fire rather than the birth of a girl in the rest of the country.

One for sorrow,

Two for joy,

Three for a girl,

Four for a boy,

Five for silver,

Six for gold,

Seven for a secret

never to be told

- https://www.birdspot.co.uk/culture/magpies-and-superstition

beccatavender26 days ago

Reading this thread it was surprisingly how many I recognised. "Never cast a clout until May is out " which leads to the debate is it the month of May or the plant ?

But I have never heard the one about 3 drains ?

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