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Silly and funny superstitions

Silly and funny superstitions
We have lots of superstitions here that supposedly came from the Spanish conquerors, that’s according to our grade school teachers. The most common is the Friday The 13th which is a bad day every time. Another common superstition is the broken mirror or the black cat.

In our culture, we have lots of funny although silly superstitions. When you are eating and a spoon or fork falls on the floor, there will be a visitor who would partake of your food – a male if what fell was fork and female if it was spoon. And don’t play with the umbrella inside the house unless you are not scared of a centipede that will fall on you. And have you heard of the singing cook? Singing while cooking will make you an old maid. Another singing problem is when there is a thunderstorm, your singing will produce more lightning and thunder. The New Year brings more superstitions. At the changing of the year, firecrackers will drive away the bad luck. Windows and doors should be left open so the blessings of the coming year can freely enter your home. There should be pork on the dining table for more luck and also coins. Do you believe in such superstitions?

Comments

Pixie
Superstitions exist all over the world. I grew up in a superstitious family but fortunately I am not superstitious. People in my country believe if a black cat crosses the road in front of you then something bad will happen to you. Many equally believe that some guests will be visiting you if you drop your kitchen utensils on the floor accidentally. Another superstition is that if you eat in a wok then it will rain on the day of your wedding. There are many other such superstitions.
Posted by Pixie on 10-18-2017
kingcool52
I think the idea of the pork being on the dining table for more luck. I love pork so this is a great superstition to believe in lol. Personally, I don't believe in any superstitions at all because I have seen black cats a lot of times and nothing bad or anything amazing has happened to me on that day. I don't mind people believing it because that is their choice obviously but I don't believe in them because I just think it is silly and not true.
Posted by kingcool52 on 10-18-2017
Barida
I'm not really interested in superstition and whatever links they carry. I'm that kind of person that feel that we have right to do things we want to do in life and there is no predestined actions that follow some things/beings.
Posted by Barida on 10-18-2017
muaaz.93
We have to look for patterns to survive. If somebody eats a plant and then dies, you probably don’t want to eat that same plant. The risk of missing a pattern that is really there tends to be much greater than the risk of finding a pattern that is not there. So it makes sense that we are so good at finding patterns, that we can find them even when they are not there.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 10-18-2017
Heatman
Well, I would rate myself as being 50/50 when it comes to superstitious beliefs. There are ones that I do believe in and ones that I totally discard very easily. Take for instance, the issue of reincarnation, it's a superstitious belief that I actually have high hopes on and I have actually seen people that are said to be reincarnation from others past lives. Also the superstitious belief of when your palm scratches you, it signifies that money is coming your way, I do believe in this but the believe that I don't agree with is when you miss a step and hit ur foot against a stone that it means a bad omen.
Posted by Heatman on 10-18-2017
hermessantos
I know a lot of funny superstitions but that does not mean I believe them. Some of them are: back to back, slipper facing down, black cat, among others. The great majority of them do not make any sense to me. But of any respect to the beliefs of the people who believe in them.
Posted by hermessantos on 10-18-2017
wallet
I think every country has its traditions and superstitions and there will always be people who will believe in them. I do believe in some superstitions but I know that not all of them are coming true. There are many superstitions here and most of them are different because any of them depends on the region I am. Here we avoid to let a black cat in the room with a dead person or avoid to let a black cat cut our way, we do not eat something with vinegar in the Easter day. etc...these were some of our superstitions.
Posted by wallet on 10-19-2017
felabruno
I don't believe in superstitions but they are a very interesting element of folk culture. The one that always bugged me is that black cats bring bad luck. I love cats so it always made me angry that people could think that. My favortie I think is the one that says that chimney sweepers bring good luck. They are a very rare thing to spot so it always makes my day when I see a chimney sweeper in the traditional costume.
Posted by felabruno on 10-19-2017
babyright
Superstitions exist in all cultures of the world, but you dont need to worry about them coming to reality since it doesnt happen as it is since they are just superstitions.
Posted by babyright on 10-20-2017
vinaya
We also have many silly and funny superstitions. One that makes me always laugh is "don't go to meet a family member on Tuesday, you are likely to pick a fight." Another silly superstition is when a black cat crosses your path bad things will happen to you.
Posted by vinaya on 10-20-2017
chatbox
Superstitions are indeed silly and funny and they appeal mostly to the older generations. I've heard many of them since I was a child. One says that when a lizard makes a loud noise in the ceiling, it means that a letter is coming. When a person has a mole in the finger, he/she is likely to be a thief. When a person has birthmark in the butt, he/she will bring bad luck to any planned activity. When a woman has her period, she should not take a bath or else, she will lose her sanity. I'm thankful that my parents never believed in superstition which spared me from being affected by them.
Posted by chatbox on 10-21-2017
Lizzyib
I don't believe in superstitions much. I think they are silly, outdated, and hold no scientific merit. I think there are a few reasons quite a few people believe in them. For one, children are taught about them quite young and they are ingrained into our psyche.

Another reason is not all superstitions are about bad luck. Why wouldn't you pick a penny up if it were to maybe bring you good luck? Nothing to lose. We tend to do things that will tip the odds in our favor, even if it's not proven.
Posted by Lizzyib on 10-22-2017
kgord
Those are some good ones. We have ones here if you break a mirror you will have seven years of bad luck, also if a black cat crosses your path you will have bad luck etc. There are other ones like throwing salt over your left shoulder but I am not sure what that one is all about. It makes you wonder how some of these superstitions came to be.
Posted by kgord on 10-24-2017