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Lucky or Unlucky?

Ever wondered how your day could go?

The world has advanced a lot in the past two to three centuries. But old superstitions haven’t yet been forgotten by all. Only yesterday, my grandpa screamed at me for killing a bee that had entered his house because dead bees in the house mean bad omen. So I decided, why not make others aware of how traditional some people still are.

Basically, superstitions revolve around luck, which means you can get lucky or unlucky.

Here’s a list of a few superstitions, in an alphabetical order:

AIRPLANES

  • Lucky: Touching wood before flying ensures a safe flight.
  • Unlucky: Flowers on board a flying craft.

BABIES

  • Lucky: If a baby’s first tooth appears on the lower jaw, it’ll live long.
  • Unlucky: Babies aren’t supposed to look into the mirror prior to six month’s
    age.

CLOTHES

  • Lucky: Wearing your clothes inside-out by mistake.
  • Unlucky: Doing your buttons up the shirt.

DOGS

  • Lucky: Seeing a white dog before noon.
  • Unlucky: An unknown dog digging a hole in your garden.

ELEPHANTS

  • Lucky: Pictures or ornaments of elephants that face the front door.
  • Unlucky: Seeing a real elephant with mud till its knees.

FLIES

  • Lucky: A fly falling into your food or drink.
  • Unlucky: Catching a fly with bare hands.

GLOVES

  • Lucky: Finding or receiving a pair of gloves.
  • Unlucky: Losing one glove from a pair.

HOUSES

  • Lucky: Putting coins at the foundation of a new house.
  • Unlucky: Locking yourself out in your own house.

ITCHING

  • Lucky: Itching of the right eye brings money.
  • Unlucky: Itching of the left eye brings disappointment.

JARS

  • Lucky: Buying three jars of three consecutive sizes at once.
  • Unlucky: Dropping a jar from the hands and breaking it.

KETTLE

  • Lucky: A kettle that can make soft whistling sounds drives evil spirits away.
  • Unlucky: Boiling something in a kettle with its spout facing the wall.

LADYBUGS

  • Lucky: A ladybug landing on your hand means good luck for you.
  • Unlucky: If a ladybug dies on your head, your luck’s down.

NAMES

  • Lucky: Seven letters in a name.
  • Unlucky: Thirteen letters in a name.

OWLS

  • Lucky: Seeing an owl at night, anywhere on your house, except the roof.
  • Unlucky: Seeing an owl during the day.

PEARLS

  • Lucky: If you buy a pearl item for yourself.
  • Unlucky: Wearing pearls to an engagement or a wedding.

RAZORS

  • Lucky: Changing the blade in a razor during daytime.
  • Unlucky: Giving or receiving a razor.

SALT

  • Lucky: Keeping some salt in the pocket or purse.
  • Unlucky: Returning borrowed salt.

TONGS

  • Lucky: Finding a pair of lost tongs.
  • Unlucky: Dropping a pair of tongs on the feet.

UMBRELLAS

  • Lucky: Opening an umbrella outside the house, during noon.
  • Unlucky: Opening an umbrella in the house.

VASES

  • Lucky: Getting a vase as a gift, especially during a wedding.
  • Unlucky: Dropping a vase from the hand and breaking it.

WEDDINGS

  • Lucky: Bride standing to the groom’s right .
  • Unlucky: Marrying on your birthday.

XYLOPHONES

  • Lucky: Keeping a xylophone on a stand with wheels.
  • Unlucky: Playing a xylophone for the first time, in a bedroom.

YACHTS

  • Lucky: When yachting first time, sailing towards the south.
  • Unlucky: Toppling down, below a yacht while riding it.

ZEN SIGNS

  • Lucky: Zen sign on the front door.
  • Unlucky: Stamping or passing over a Zen sign below you.
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  1. Darlene McFarlane

    On August 26, 2007 at 8:49 am


    Very good article. There is a lot there I didn’t know.

    Another good job.

  2. Darlene McFarlane

    On August 29, 2007 at 8:23 am


    Just thought I would stop by for another read.

  3. lizzie2uk

    On September 10, 2007 at 12:15 pm


    Really interesting stuff here and well written.

  4. Koyin

    On September 29, 2007 at 10:29 pm


    Very Interesting, Alot of stuff in there I didn’t no know, It mkaes sense though,

    Good Article,

    Koyin

  5. Koyin

    On September 29, 2007 at 10:30 pm


    I spelt makes wrong, Did anyone catch that?

    Mkaes,

    Koyin

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    On December 22, 2007 at 10:28 pm


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  7. jewbarew12

    On May 29, 2008 at 8:03 pm


    helpful for my LA project thank you

  8. beamchamp872

    On June 12, 2008 at 6:31 pm


    my last day of … is june, friday the 13th so im a little cautious. so hopefully some of your tricks will help so thank you and i appricate it.

  9. bob

    On October 16, 2008 at 12:53 pm


    i think you need to work on this????

  10. mclucky

    On April 21, 2009 at 6:31 pm


    Lucky: Giving me access to your bank accounts

    Unlucky: Refusing to give me details of your bank accounts

  11. RightHand

    On July 27, 2011 at 4:48 pm


    Very nice article :)

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