When a black cat crosses your path from right to left it is
a bad omen- but if the black cat walks from left to right, that
is good. The cat has to be completely black for this to work
Do not sing a Christmas song in the summer : a close relative
of yours will die before the year is out
To find a four-leaf clover means good luck
When your left ear "rings", somebody talks well about you, but
when your right ear "rings", somebody is bad talking you. You
quickly go through the list of names that come into your head
and the name you last think of before the ringing stops, is
the person who is either giving you a bad name or speaks well
When your right hand itches, you are bound to spend money, but
when your left hand itches you take in money
If you forget something at home, do not turn back to fetch it,
you will have bad luck for the rest of the day.
Do not repair any clothes while you are wearing it, like sewing
on a button, that is bad luck.
Breaking a glass is bad luck for the day, but breaking a mirror
is seven years of bad luck.
by Maria from London
If you do not make your bed up first thing in the am, then your
day will be like
the bed : rumpfffled!!!!! therefor to this day in London
without fail yours truly
pulls the sheets /makes the bed up !
Don't put goat mout' on something. Meaning don't speak of anything
negative that has not happened as yet, because it might come
true. (It could also be something positive).
If done by a Barber/hairdresser with straight hair- the child's
hair will end up being straight (considered to be "good" hair
) - If done by one with "hard" hair (=curly
hair)- and considered to be "bad " hair, the child's hair will
turn out curly.
I personally find this a quite racist superstition I.B.H.C.
When pregnant- drinking a lot of chocolate milk will make the
baby dark skinned- drinking milk instead, will make the baby
looking fair . Note:
See above. I.B.HC.
Whatever food the mother is craving at a given moment, she should
be given it immediately, otherwise the baby will have a birth
mark on his/her body which will resemble the food
Don't bathe in the sea on Good Friday- you will turn into a
When you menstruate, don't come near any plants, or touch them,
they will surely die.
by Claudette Matthews:
If you put your handbag on the floor/ground you will never have
If your second toe is bigger than your big toe then you are
going to beat
or rule your husband.
When you comb your hair and what is left on the comb is thrown
a bird gets it and makes a nest, then you will get a headache.
by Fabrizio Tobago:
There is no need to use a condom when having sex, because washing
your penis after sex with Alovera (a skin cream made from
the aloe plant ), is sufficient protection against getting AIDS.
by Helen Houle:
Never take out the trash after 6, your taking the wealth out
of your house.
Never give someone a lamp that you have used, it brings bad
Don't sew on yourself, (like a button) , it makes people talk
bad of you
Do not sweep over someone's feet , they will never marry.
Do not cut your hair on odd days, like Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday,
same for trimming your nails, this is also leading the way to
Don't cross over someone, especially if it is a female over
a male or vice versa, it is possible for them to take your illnesses,
or misfortunes that way.
Always put a hot pepper in food that will be travelling at night,
that way you ward off the spirits from entering your home.
Always turn your back to the inside of the house when opening
the door at night, that way the spirits that have followed you
home, will see your face and will not enter.
by Susan McLaugh:
When a young lady first starts her period, if you thread a palm
leaf around her fingers on her right hand and then cut the leaf
between her fingers, her period will only last three days.
Submitted by Anika Norgriff:
1) It is bad luck when you open an umbrella inside the house.
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