Silly superstitious things you cant stop doing.

#1
I'm sure most people have silly little superstitions that they keep doing even though they think it's really a nonsense. Saluting magpies and that sort of thing.

When I was a very young boy, my mother told me I must always bash out the bottom of the shell when I'd finished my boiled egg "so that a witch couldn't sail away in it to drown sailors". Hmm.....

Oddly, I still find myself doing this now.

Has anyone else heard of this one?

Any other silly superstitions?
 

Biped

LE
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#2
Yes, I consider it unlucky to not check that Mrs Biped is engrossed in a favourite program before I throw one off upstairs.
 
#3
I heard it was because a devil would use it as a boat to sail to Earth from the underworld.

I don't keep ivy indoors, as my Irish Nana said it curses the house.

I still throw salt over my shoulder, even though I know it's bollox.
 
#5
I still scratch my arse profusely when i first rise in the mornings, accompanied by a bollock stretching ritual i have done since adolescence.

The uncrumpling of ones ball sack by stretching it 6" after a good nights kip is excellent.......
 
#6
I always put my left boot on first. Apparently, Roman Legionaries considered it good luck.
 
#7
Found this:

"Oh, never leave your egg-shells unbroken in the cup;
Think of us poor sailor-men and always smash them up,
For witches come and find them and sail away to sea,
And make a lot of misery for mariners like me.
They take them to the sea-shore and set them on the tide -
A broom-stick for a paddle is all they have to guide
And off they go to China or round the ports of Spain,
To try and keep our sailing ships from coming home again.
They call up all the tempests from Davy Jones's store,
And blow us into waters where we haven't been before;

And when the masts are falling in splinters on the wrecks,
The witches climb the rigging and dance upon the decks.
So never leave your egg-shells unbroken in the cup;
Think of us poor sailor-men and always smash them up;
For witches come and find them and sail away to sea,
And make a lot of misery for mariners like me."
So it wasn't just my mother God bless her!
 
#9
Whenever I rape and murder a child I always use my lucky lighter to light the corpse and destroy all the evidence....

So far so good :)
 
#11
Breathing. It's foolish but I find it strangely...comforting.
 
#12
When the missus and I come in together, I always unlock the door and let her in first. I've told her it's polite and I was told so by my dear old mum

In truth, I let her in first so that any killer/robber/rapist/cupboard monster gets her first :thumleft:
 
#14
Glesga_short_bloke said:
When the missus and I come in together, I always unlock the door and let her in first. I've told her it's polite and I was told so by my dear old mum

In truth, I let her in first so that any killer/robber/rapist/cupboard monster gets her first :thumleft:
LMAO :twisted:
 

Biped

LE
Book Reviewer
#16
I always inspect my bogeys before I scoff them in case I've sniffed up a wasp.
 
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