Friday the 13th?, and other superstitions real or utter nonsense?

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  • It's a mental disease afflicting people of this generation. My generation venerated trees and would only fell one if absolutely necessary. The present crop of caring vegetable munching climate conscious clowns concrete and pave over their gardens and fell trees with a vengeance and are so full of hatred for almost everything and everyone, their antics beggar belief. It makes no sense but then this particular mob haven't made any sense since they first swallowed the idiotic claim that they were morally superior to everyone else and children were the teachers of the world.


    One must just ride out the first two decades of any new century as these are invariably characterised with the rot that decayed the last years of the foregoing century. We are nearing the tipping point which is 2020. After that they will drive themselves over a cliff. Make sure you stay well clear or they will take you with them.


    I can see the public becoming more angry with them and starting to rebel against their bullshit. Give it a bit more time and they will implode.

    The vagabond who's rapping at your door

    Is standing in the clothes that you once wore

  • Well another Friday the 13th seems to have gone by without a hitch for me at least.


    Maybe we could make this thread a general superstitions thread and explore some of the others, I see walking under ladders was briefly mentioned up thread which as has already been mentioned has a logical background in that it avoids getting somthing accidentally dropped on the noggin.


    The black cat one I believe stems from that they are associated with witches plus black as a colour has had associations with evil in the past.


    There is one about spilling salt is believed to be unlucky.

    Young boys in the park jumpers for goalpost that's what footballs all about isn't it.

  • Bird in the house is said to be an omen of a death. I don't believe this but a few weeks ago a bird flew into the house and two days later one of our friends died in a motorcycle accident. However, I get birds in the house from time to time because there are so many where I am and sometimes they get chased by others and zoom in through the door to escape.


    I rely more on my dreams. They have so far been eerily accurate.

    The vagabond who's rapping at your door

    Is standing in the clothes that you once wore

  • With continual despair about the destruction of trees everywhere, especially the Amazon rain forest they would want to hang on to as many trees as they could

    When tin mining was king in Cornwall they chopped each and every tree they could find for pit props, and failed to replace them. Now the Council are planning to plant 1,000.000 trees

    Now that you mention it and although never realised until you said it, on my visits to Cornwall in the past, I did notice a bit less green but never thought much about it.


    The Amazon story has been a major one, I was hoping someone might create a thread about it, but I'll start one later, so thanks for the reminder on this.

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  • Bird in the house is said to be an omen of a death.

    Didn't know that. I've had birds in my house a few times. Sometimes starlings have flown into my living room and got trapped and pigeons have fallen down the chimney (now there's a thing on top to stop them falling down) but what I saw as a good luck charm was when a Robin used to fly into my kitchen. He never came in far, just perched himselfon the corner of my sink which is right by the outside door, so he had a easy escape route. But that happened everyday one summer several years ago and very nice it was too.

    Well another Friday the 13th seems to have gone by without a hitch for me at least

    You're lucky! Tree in the street got executed yesterday and I think the stray cat has killed the squirrel that was on my bird table earlier. Just found a piece of the end of its tail...:(


    Maybe we could make this thread a general superstitions thread and explore some of the others

    It's your thread and that's a good idea.:thumbup: It's also in keeping with this site's policy of using the same threads for the same/similar topics.

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  • It's your thread and that's a good idea. :thumbup: It's also in keeping with this site's policy of using the same threads for the same/similar topics.

    Ok, so I have edited the title to reflect that. :thumbup:

    Young boys in the park jumpers for goalpost that's what footballs all about isn't it.

  • I think that a superstition is something in which someone totally believes, and if that belief ensures that they do achieve whatever they are striving for then it is worthwhile

    For instance some sportsmen have a particular routine before they play, their own superstition

    A Hand Up Not A Hand Out

  • Indeed. I have a superstition to eat chocolate at least hundred times a day.^^

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