Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Old Wives' Tales.

  • If a black cat walks towards you then it brings good luck, but if it walks away then it takes the luck with it.
  • If you spill pepper you will very soon have a serious argument with a close friend.
  • If a child is sick you should tie a red ribbon on them to stop the disease from spreading.
  • A swarm of bees settling on your roof is a sign that your house will burn down.
  • A bird getting into your house is a sign of death.
  • Ivy growing on a house protects those who live there from evil.
  • Pulling out a grey/white hair will cause 10 more to grow in its place.
  • Warts come from washing your hands in water which has been used to boil eggs.
  • Always leave a house by the same door you used to enter it, otherwise you will have bad luck.
  • It is bad luck to cut your finger nails on a Friday or Sunday.
  • If you catch a falling leaf on the first day of Autumn then you won't catch a cold all winter.

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