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post #31 of 53
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Originally Posted by valanhb
If someone is talking about you, your ears will burn. I think I also heard that if your nose itches someone is thinking about you.

I thought it was your ears would ring

If you cross your eyes they will stay that way.
post #32 of 53
Oh and if you keep cracking your fingers, your knuckles will be huge
post #33 of 53
I remember "Penny, penny bring me luck, 'cause I'm the one who picked you up!"

Of course the penny should be face up or else the luck will be bad!


I also heard that if a cat washes forward over his ears, it will rain.

Catfriend
post #34 of 53
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Originally Posted by menagerie mama
If you were making a face and someone hit you on the back, your face would stay that way forever!

That ones the best!!
post #35 of 53
Oh, gosh, I just thought of another one (I love folklore and superstitions):
When I was in grade school another girl told me that if I twisted my apple around its stem once for every letter of the alphabet, the letter the stem broke on would start the name of my future husband!
post #36 of 53
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Originally Posted by Catfriend
Oh, gosh, I just thought of another one (I love folklore and superstitions):
When I was in grade school another girl told me that if I twisted my apple around its stem once for every letter of the alphabet, the letter the stem broke on would start the name of my future husband!

I totally remember that one!! I still do the twisting when I'm bored
post #37 of 53
My grandmother had a bunch of them:

If you drop a knife, you're going to get company. They'll come from the direction the knife is pointing.

You never leave a hat on a bed...someone will get sick.

You never get an empty rocking chair rocking because the next person who sits in it will get sick. (for some reason, this one stuck...I don't believe it, but it makes me uncomfortable when someone does it)

This one wasn't my grandmothers, it's just an old saying: "Don't light three on a match". Apparently this one comes from WWI...if three soldiers lit their cigarettes off of one match, it would give snipers time to take aim and pick off the third soldier.

And of course, "Bad luck comes in threes".
post #38 of 53
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Originally Posted by babyharley
I remember my grandma always telling me when I was little, that if I was pouting and stuck my bottom lip out (which I apparently always did, I was sassy ), that if I were to go outside like that, a bird would poop on my lip
My mom used to tell my nephew that, though it was if he stuck his tongue out a big would come along and poop on it!

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Originally Posted by valanhb
And if you eat watermelon seeds, you would grow a watermelon in your tummy.

And if you swallow your gum, it NEVER digests - EVER! (I always pictures a skeleton with chewed gum in his tummy - still there after all those years!)

The waternelon thing, my dad used to tell us that! He said he ate the seeds and the watermelon was growing in his belly. (He looks about 9 years pregnant, he's a big guy!)

And the gum thing... I actually know someone who had to go to the hospital for that (and she chewed on her hair too) she got it all blocked up in her intestines overtime. (due to both not just one more than likely!)


I can't think of any to add myself.... Now I must think! (that's rough!)
post #39 of 53
The version of that that I grew up with was..
"Find a penny, pick it up
and all the day, you'll have good luck.
Pass the penny to a friend
and your luck will never end"
post #40 of 53
I recall a few sayings mentioned here, but most of them sound new to me.
post #41 of 53
I just thought of another one--when I was growing up, my dad would FREAK if someone put new shoes on a table, because it meant someone was going to die. It came from his mother and my dad was super serious about it, so much so that now if I come home from shopping and accidentally put a bag with new shoes in it on the table, as soon as I realize what I've done I snatch it right off.
post #42 of 53
I have also heard that if you walk around with one shoe on its bad luck!!

But the apple stem thing was a coke top and you bent it back and forth saying your abc's and whatever it landed on was your mates name!!
post #43 of 53
If you drop a knife - a man is coming to visit
If you drop a fork - a woman is coming to visit.

If you drop a discloth - if it lands in a heap a man will visit, if it lands flattened out a woman will visit.
post #44 of 53
what about "punch-buggy no punch backs"? we always did that as kids for good luck, also to get a good punch in without getting in too much trouble!
post #45 of 53
I have a couple that haven't been mentioned.

1. If you get a bump on the end of your tongue... it means you have told a lie.

2. When you have a tooth fall out, if you don't ever stick your tongue in that spot, the next tooth will grow in gold (of course you can't "not" stick your tongue in there)
post #46 of 53
Thread Starter 
LOL, never heard those before!!
post #47 of 53
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Originally Posted by Catfriend
I also heard that if a cat washes forward over his ears, it will rain.
THAT'S why it's been raining so much in New England!!! I gotta teach Ginger how to wash in the opposite direction, LOL!!!
post #48 of 53
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Originally Posted by halfpint
Oh and if you keep cracking your fingers, your knuckles will be huge
Haha, my mom ALWAYS said that to me.
I remember a couple;

Coffee stunts your growth.

Never open an Umbrella in the house.

Hold your breath through a tunnel make a wish and honk your horn.

Wish on falling stars and when you blow the seeds of a dandilion.

Hair that is shaved grows back darker.

Oh and...haha never cross the path of a black cat.
post #49 of 53
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
If you drop a knife - a man is coming to visit
If you drop a fork - a woman is coming to visit.

If you drop a discloth - if it lands in a heap a man will visit, if it lands flattened out a woman will visit.
I'm going to get all the forks I own and drop them on the floor now!
post #50 of 53
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
I'm going to get all the forks I own and drop them on the floor now!
post #51 of 53
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If you were making a face and someone hit you on the back, your face would stay that way forever!
We used to be always told that if we made a face and the wind suddenly changed direction, then our face would be stuck like that. We even tried it out once at my friend's with the air conditioner!
My grandma always said it was bad luck to squish a spider 'cos you'll make it rain.
post #52 of 53
I have a few that I grew up to,

If you swallow ur gum u will get clogged up ( I would tell my brothers that they would blow a bubble if they tooted )

If you lie, you will get gaps between your teeth

If you drop a spoon, a fat lady is coming

If you drop a fork a man with lots of missing teeth is coming.

If a girl slept with her hair loose the witch would come count each strand and it would get gray and dry (like a witches hair)

These are all mexican things, mostly my grandma lol. I still sleep withmy hair tied up cuz I get scared
post #53 of 53
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Originally Posted by LeilaLuv
I have a few that I grew up to,

If you swallow ur gum u will get clogged up ( I would tell my brothers that they would blow a bubble if they tooted )

If you lie, you will get gaps between your teeth

If you drop a spoon, a fat lady is coming

If you drop a fork a man with lots of missing teeth is coming.

If a girl slept with her hair loose the witch would come count each strand and it would get gray and dry (like a witches hair)

These are all mexican things, mostly my grandma lol. I still sleep withmy hair tied up cuz I get scared
Wow, those are scary things!
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