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|Even in cases where natural loss would follow an act, or any combination of |
events, the term "bad luck" is not used synonymously with loss but some occult
additional punishment or providence is included. For example. "It is bad luck to
lose a ...
|... 421 Bad humor on Monday, 279 Bad luck at the beginning, 39 Bad luck can be |
averted, 80 Bad luck can be averted, 81 Bad luck can be averted, 58 Bad luck
can be expected, 44 Bad luck can be kept away, 74 Bad luck can be warded, ...
|Fish: The superstition that fish is “brain food” began in the nineteenth century. At |
that time, scientists discovered ... It is bad luck for a fisherman to come across a
woman wearing a white apron, a cross-eyed man, a member of the clergy, a nun,
|Though we may say we don’t believe in superstitions, they have an unmistakable power...and to be on the safe side, most of us secretly knock wood, don’t walk under ladders, and avoid opening that umbrella indoors.|
|Item 13, the belief that the number 13 is unlucky was ignored by 3.92 percent of |
the pupils. In these cases the boxes were opened without even a glance at the
directions on the outside of them. In addition to this, there was a non-
|BLACK CATS AND OTHER SUPERSTITION S Some people still believe that a |
black cat crossing one's path brings “bad luck.” To avoid this “bad luck” a
superstitious person might turn around and go back, or go another way.
|Like folktales, superstitions fall into several distinct categories. Good-luck omens, |
bad-luck omens, death signs, wishes, superstitions about love, marriage, and
personal relationships, weather signs, moon signs, and beliefs about health
|Match the superstitions 1) to 6) with the pictures A) to F). ... The person hopes that |
the topic being discussed will be protected from failure or bad luck. ... 3) Walking
under a ladder - 49% If you walk under a ladder, you'll have bad luck.
|Dropping a book, according to a common superstition, means that the student will |
do poorly on an exam.22 Other superstitions, however, provide ways to avert
such bad luck. Stomping on the book before picking it up is one way to cancel the