Tuesday, April 2, 2013

B is for Bad Luck




Newfoundland has its fair amount of superstitions.... Bad Luck can come from

- Breaking a mirror - A bird in your house - Whistling in a boat - Having 13 persons at a table - Coiling a rope against the sun - Walking under a ladder - Putting new shoes on the table - Purchasing a broom in May - Coming in by one door and going out by another - Having a black cat cross your path - Spilling salt - Crossing knives on the table - Leaving a knife turned blade upwards - Having a lone black crow fly over your head - Being called back just as you begin a journey - Dropping a ring at a wedding ceremony


36 comments:

  1. That's a long list!
    Last time I saw someone whistling in a boat was in Jaws. And he was promptly eaten. So maybe some truth to that one?

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  2. Whistling in a boat scares the fish away and that IS bad luck lol. Some of these are new to me like crossing knives and black crows and one or two just make common sense like leaving a knife blade turned upwards and walking under a ladder. Makes you wonder though, how some of these got started in the first place.

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    1. some are common sense, but then again not everyone has the same amount of common sense :)

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  3. My fiance' was on his uncle's lobster boat once and was whistling and his uncle yelled at him to stop.

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  4. I own two black cats - I have bad luck all day!

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    1. must not be all bad, or you wouldn't have them :)

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  5. Recently my cat broke my full-length mirror and my cleaner said "ohh, 7 years of bad luck!" and I said, "For the cat, not me, I hope!" :P I'm such a terrible mother.

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    1. I'd be hoping the bad luck went to the cat too - he broke it :)

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  6. Interesting! I knew some of them, others are new to me. Thanks! :)
    Happy A to Z!

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  7. HA! Those were great. I find buying a broom in May bad luck too--for me. It means spring cleaning time!

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  8. I never knew that some of these could be considered as unlucky but I can now safely say that on my wedding day I am going to do all I possibly can to make sure I don't drop the ring!

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  9. A bird in the house is not good. They make quite a mess.

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  10. That is a lot of superstitions! Interesting though :)

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    1. the good luck list is just as long :)

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  11. We have some of the same ones here too - walking under a ladder, spilling salt, the knife turned upward and turning back after you've started on your journey. Guess things are not so different in various places.

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    1. that's always an intresting discovery :)

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  12. Thanks for stopping by Between the Keys earlier today. I really look forward to the A to Z Challenge and meeting new people and checking out the different blogs. What fun!

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    1. a to z is a great way to get to know people - hope you have a great time

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  13. I've never heard the one about the wedding ring before. Very interesting :)

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  14. I'm not superstitious, knock on wood.

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  15. Interesting. I never heard of some of these before - like coiling the rope and buying the broom. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Oh my goodness - our ring bearer dropped our wedding rings! I've never heard that before - eek!
    Great blog!
    Just dropping by from A-Z :)

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    1. thanks for dropping by! hopefully you have been an exception :)

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  17. Some of these sound like things my 83 year old mum would say... and you forgot to include opening an umbrella in the house...

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  18. I wonder if one did that all at once if all that is left of you is some black sooty powder where the lightening bolt hit you:) I want to try a few of those:)

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