Old Wives Tales

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  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    When I was a little boy, and there was loud Thunder, my mother would say it was the Devil bowling in the sky.

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    When my grandmother farted, she said "Woops, kitty cat stepped on a frog." :D
     
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    Golden.[​IMG]
     
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    Feed a cold. Starve a fever.

    I have no idea if either one works. :)
     
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    Here are some more that I read about and truly are old wives tales.. no truth whatsoever to them.

    Chewing gum stays in your stomach for seven years _________________

    Cutting nails at night summons ghosts

    If you cross your eyes they may get stuck


    This is one old wives tale that I assure you is real..

    The full moon causes strange behavior
     
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    My mother was forever telling me not to sit so close to the television or I'd go blind. She also would tell me getting lots of sun in the summer was "cold insurance" in an age when we didn't know about skin cancer... :(
     
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