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Koshka
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We've had a bit of a fly problem at work lately -- the weather has been perfect for them to multiply, and we don't have AC so the door has to stay open all day. The other day, my coworker commented that she'd had a lot of flies trying to land on her so she must be getting guests soon, "isn't that what that means?"

I'd never heard that one before, have any of you?

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Priestley's Mouse
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No, I've never heard of that, but I was always told that when a cat sits near the door to clean itself, it means you'll be getting guests.

I was also told that going outdoors with wet hair will cause pneumonia, so... consider the source.

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My nose itches,
I spell peaches,
somebody's coming,
with a hole in their britches!

Guess you can tell I'm from the south.

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Aimee Evilpixie
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I thought having a broom fall meant company was coming. In today's society, though, I suppose having a Swiffer fall could mean the same thing...

In my house having flies buzzing around means get out the flyswatter. THWAP!

Aimee "Flies-die Knight" Evilpixie

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Evil Anya
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I've always heard if you drop a fork on the floor company is coming.
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Crackrzz
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Now I've heard it all... if you drop a fork a woman is coming to the house apparently, a knife means a male is coming to the house... never heard of cats or flies indicating company though...

It means death if a bird comes in the house or knocks on your window... or if a picture falls...

bad luck to spill salt... the crow rhyme (one crow sorrow, two crows joy... etc etc)

If your nose itches you're either going to get in a fight or kiss a fool.

If you sneeze at the table you wish a member of your family away (even if you cover your mouth and nose).

I could go on and on.

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Barbara
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quote:
Originally posted by Crackrzz:

Now I've heard it all... if you drop a fork a woman is coming to the house apparently, a knife means a male is coming to the house...

According to my mom, a dropped knife meant a man would unexpectedly stop by, a fork was a woman or an angry person (snopes says those are often the same thing), and a spoon was a baby or a fool.

I figured it had to be easier to just not drop the darned cutlery in the first place.

Barbara "either that or lock the door" Mikkelson

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kathryn
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I've never heard any of the cutlery ones...

My latest experience with old wives' tales:

I was going into the post office last week, holding the baby. It was raining pretty hard, so I was moving rather quickly. As I entered the post office, an older woman coming out exclaimed, "The rain will make your baby grow!" with a big smile. I just smiled back and went on my way.

Has anyone ever heard that one? I just find it bizarre.

Kat"Maybe that's where growing like a weed comes in"hryn

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Ladyelmo
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quote:
Originally posted by kathryn:
I've never heard any of the cutlery ones...

My latest experience with old wives' tales:

I was going into the post office last week, holding the baby. It was raining pretty hard, so I was moving rather quickly. As I entered the post office, an older woman coming out exclaimed, "The rain will make your baby grow!" with a big smile. I just smiled back and went on my way.

Has anyone ever heard that one? I just find it bizarre.

Kat"Maybe that's where growing like a weed comes in"hryn


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Ladyelmo
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no, apparently I don't...

Anyway, what I was GOING to say before I hit the wrong key was...

The rain will make the BABY grow? As if she was some kind of plant. Makes me think of the really old, really tiring joke I keep hearing: "What are you FEEDING that kid? Miracle Grow?"

To respond to the original post, I have had a fly around my house for DAYS now, and this weekend had five nephews, two of their wives, and one baby for company. Hmm, maybe there IS something behind those tales! [Laughing out loud]

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