Weird and Wonderful Superstiti...

Early Breakfast With Paula MacSweeney

Weird and Wonderful Superstitions

Paula MacSweeney
Paula MacSweeney

8:45 AM - 1 Oct 2019



"No bananas on the boat!"

It's the first of the month - Rabbit Rabbit! Apparently, if they're the first words you say on the first day of every month, you'll have good luck for the month. I don't make the rules! There are loads of superstitions and beliefs out there. Here are some weird and wonderful ones according to the listeners of The Early Breakfast:

 

  • “I learned it as Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit, Hare Hare Hare, Bunny Bunny Bunny!”

 

  • “Paula, the version I grew up with is White rabbits. Only supposed to be said when there's an 'r' in the month!”

 

  • “Nah Paula - on the first day of every month what you're supposed to do is punch your mate as hard as you can before he can punch you, while reciting the words: Pinch, punch, first of the month, and no returns!”

 

  • “Konichiwa Paula, as a non drinker I can’t cheers my colleagues with my glass of water as they say it’s bad luck!”

 

  • “Don't put shoes on the table. It's bad luck!”

 

  • “Dropped cutlery means company is coming. Fork = woman, knife = man, spoon = child!”

 

  • “At a wake kiss the deceased person so you won't dream of them!”

 

  • “Brian here in Sligo. It’s bad luck to bring bananas on a boat when fishing. If you’re seen eating one on a boat be prepared to be yelled at or thrown overboard!”

 

  • “If a bird gets in your house and flies around a room 3 times someone will die.”

 

  • “If you give a wallet as a present put money or a lottery ticket, otherwise it's bad luck!”

 

  • “Left-hand itching means a loss of money. Right-hand itching means gaining money”

 

  • “Paula I say white rabbit white rabbit white rabbit on the 1st of every month for good luck!” - Jenny

 

  • “If your ears are ringing or burning, someone is talking about you!”

 

  • “If the salt shaker spills, throw salt over your left shoulder to keep from angering spirits and cursing yourself.”

 

  • “Don't open an umbrella inside, it's bad luck.”

 

  • “Don't leave shoes on stairs or in walkways, monsters will get you.”

 

  • “Hi Paula,If you sing badly it will rain. The amount of money your carrying in your pocket when you hear the first cuckoo of the year is the minimum you'll have in your pocket all year!” - Cheers Vince

 

  • “Good morning Paula, the hand thing is known as left to leave and RIGHT to receive. Do your ears burn? Left for love, right for spite. So if the left is burning someone is saying good things about you, if the right one burns, you’re getting a slagging. If they’re saying something indifferent both burn!” - Tex the trucker

 

  • “Paula, we've moved house a few times over the last few years and one friend, who does reiki and can see spirits, told never to move in to a house on a Friday. Is this a common one?? Happy belated welcome back by the way!”

 

  • “Paula I used to work in a car dealership and everyone wanted to collect their new cars on Fridays only. Fridays were bedlam!”

 

  • “If you cut your toenails on a Sunday you will be struck by lightning”

 

  • “If a butterfly lands on you it’s a kiss from a passed loved one!”

 

  • “Don't clip your nails at night because spirits will consume your nails and give you bad dreams/impersonate you!”

 

  • “No sleeping with your feet towards the door!”


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