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Dafey

I have a Labrador that is currently at the back of the house, (under my Mother In Laws window), with his head back and howling. This is freaking my MIL out as it is supposed to mean someone will die.

The fact is, I've separated him from his mom who is currently in heat and he's howling because he can smell her, along with every other dog in the neighborhood.

That doesn't stop my MIL walking around the howling dog with lit candles and chanting with her friends. I've asked that she please not shave him or do anything to the dog without asking me.

The worst part is that my MIL's sister, (75), has just returned from the hospital where the doctors have only given her days to months to live because her cancer is now untreatable. One way or another they will blame the dog. 

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What are the Superstitions that your family believes in?

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SkyMan

I thought my MIL was reasonably ok on that stuff buuuutttt.......

My wife had a pic she really liked of her, her mom, and her sister taken after the sister's wedding.  She had a large version of it framed and gave it to her mom.  Last time visiting she asked where it was and mom said she threw it away because there are 3 people in it and that's bad luck, someone will die.

When the wife told me that she looked at me for my reaction and I just said, "Well, yeah."

Yeah? :shocked:

Sure, sooner or later, all 3 will die.

She wasn't happy with my explanation.

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RangerUp
22 hours ago, Dafey said:

The worst part is that my MIL's sister, (75), has just returned from the hospital where the doctors have only given her days to months to live because her cancer is now untreatable. One way or another they will blame the dog.

At least she's got something to distract her, basically what crazy superstitions are about anyway.

I like the one where the cat-in-heat howling means someone around there is newly pregnant. Or maybe it means a monster is going to fly down and eat a fetus, a lot of baby stuff. Like if you're pregnant, eat white foods so the baby will have  white skin. Or worse/better, touch white things, talk to white foreigners.

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wondersailor

I don't even know where to begin with this topic. They pop up like toadstools in the lawn during rainy season. 

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Dafey

My wife won't let me trim my toenails after dark...she's vague on what will happen but knows it's bad!

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wondersailor
7 minutes ago, Dafey said:

My wife won't let me trim my toenails after dark...she's vague on what will happen but knows it's bad!

Trimming in the dark, she's probably right.

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Dafey

Clipping by braille?

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SkyMan
2 hours ago, Dafey said:

My wife won't let me trim my toenails after dark...she's vague on what will happen but knows it's bad!

In bed?  Yeah, I can see that.

2 hours ago, Ozepete said:

Just finished pouring a new concrete slab here in Oz.  Try explaining to a group of tough ozzie piss head concreters why there has to be coins and a dead chook buried under the slab!  They still think we're all nuts!

So do I.

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bert
2 hours ago, Ozepete said:

Just finished pouring a new concrete slab here in Oz.  Try explaining to a group of tough ozzie piss head concreters why there has to be coins and a dead chook buried under the slab!  They still think we're all nuts!

we built a swimming pool here so baboy had to be slaurted before  pour started

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RangerUp
4 minutes ago, bert said:

we built a swimming pool here so baboy had to be slaurted before  pour started

"tell him it's for the pool lol"

 

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user333

When my wife was a child, her grandma told her not to take a shower or wash her hands after ironing clothes. The cold water would cause an illness. My wife's dermatologist told her to wear sunscreen lotion while she was using her laptop (the LCD screen doesn't emit any UV rays). 

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Cebuandrew
7 hours ago, Ozepete said:

Just finished pouring a new concrete slab here in Oz.  Try explaining to a group of tough ozzie piss head concreters why there has to be coins and a dead chook buried under the slab!  They still think we're all nuts!

Yup, coins under the slab is common. I once watched a family discuss how many total coins and what total amount was required. Let's see...foot of the bed cannot face the doorway. Bad luck to place keys on a table people eat or drink at. Opened a hotel here several months ago, and my partner's wife required a blessing of both holy water and fresh goat blood. I agreed to the holy water, but come on, maybe they wanted the blood so they could feast on goat meat that night? 

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Salty Dog

Humm, my wife doesn't have a single superstition, at least that I've ever heard her mention. In fact when I sometimes ask her about one mentioned on the forum, she often hasn't even heard of it.

I'll ask her if she's heard the ones mentioned in this thread...

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RangerUp
1 hour ago, Cebuandrew said:

come on, maybe they wanted the blood so they could feast on goat

Exactly what I meant here  a  lot of these "superstitions" end with the foreigner buying a goat or pig dinner. :lol:

Weird one: if a girl gets her first period she better not step in chicken shit or else every period will smell like chicken shit.

Want winning lotto numbers? Steal a spider egg sack from a mother spider , pour gas on it, dry it in the sun, then the numbers will appear. (If it doesn't work, you did it wrong)

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